Programming question: fcntl(...,O_ASYNC) on device?

2004-05-27 Thread Andrew Reilly
Hi, oh gurus, I'm venturing into a realm of Unix programming that I had previously been able to avoid: asynchronous event processing, with or without threads. Can anyone suggest why the following test-case program always produces: $ ./test-case test-case: can't set O_ASYNC on device: Invalid

rpcbind: connect from 127.0.0.1 to dump() ??

2006-04-04 Thread Andrew Reilly
Hi there, I'm running an NFS server on one of my FreeBSD-6-STABLE systems, and it keeps putting that message into my /var/log/auth.log file. When I say keeps, there are thousands of such logs per day, sometimes separated by seconds, sometimes by many minutes or hours. I can't find anything on

ataraid/fsck glitch on upgrade from 5.5 to 6-stable?

2006-09-21 Thread Andrew Reilly
Hi all, I ran into an unexpected problem today, when I tried to do an in-place upgrade from FreeBSD 5.5 (actually RELENG_5) to 6-STABLE, following the procedure in /usr/src/UPDATING. The buildworld and buildkernel went without a hitch, and installkernel was fine, too. When I rebooted to

Re: Don't buy AMD products (was Re: Xorg and ATI card query.)

2007-03-13 Thread Andrew Reilly
On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 14:17:00 -0800 (PST) Doug Ambrisko [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One thing that is a plus with nv is that X has some support for it, whereas, the newer ati cards have no support :-( I was a fan of ati since it was easier to get support. Now I'm starting to lean towards

Re: Don't buy AMD products (was Re: Xorg and ATI card query.)

2007-03-13 Thread Andrew Reilly
On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 14:17:00 -0800 (PST) Doug Ambrisko [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One thing that is a plus with nv is that X has some support for it, whereas, the newer ati cards have no support :-( I was a fan of ati since it was easier to get support. Now I'm starting to lean towards

Expected speed of firewire-attached drive?

2007-03-13 Thread Andrew Reilly
Hi there, I don't do a whole lot of benchmarking: mostly my computer's speed is perfectly adequate, and working reliably is key. At the moment, though, I'm curious. I'm sitting here while I attempt to restore a file from a level-0 dump, and it's taking a while. The backup medium is one of

Re: Don't buy AMD products (was Re: Xorg and ATI card query.)

2007-03-15 Thread Andrew Reilly
On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 11:55:20AM -0400, Sean Bryant wrote: Try the 'vesa' xorg driver. It may not be fancy or all that accelerated but it works quite well. I have an nvidia card and cannot get it to work for the life of me. the drive attached, but nothing happens after that. It might be

Re: congrlations to the freebsd developers

2007-11-19 Thread Andrew Reilly
3. The issues with nvidia kernel module on amd64 (alternativelly does anyone know how hard it would be to get bettern 1024x768 with nv?) I used to be able to get nv to do 1280x1024, with my 6600LE graphics card. I could never convince it to do 1600x1200, the native resolution of my LCD

Re: [RFC/P] Port System Re-Engineering (Repost from -ports@)

2007-12-03 Thread Andrew Reilly
On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 09:19:15AM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote: 1. What is more important to your personal use of FreeBSD (the ports system, the underlaying OS, some other aspect)? Yes. (i.e., mu) 2. How frequently do you interact with the ports systems and what is the most common

Re: [bugs] SMP, KDE3 and OpenOffice

2006-07-16 Thread Andrew Reilly
On Sun, Jul 16, 2006 at 03:12:49PM +1000, Rob Hurle wrote: I'm trying to set up FreeBSD on my box, which has an Intel D945GNT motherboard, two 3.2GHz processors, 1GB memory. The system installs OK and I've been able to use cvsup to upgrade everything, remake the kernel (for SMP), build

Re: Hardware Console Redirection

2006-10-31 Thread Andrew Reilly
On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 06:18:22PM -0500, Brian A. Seklecki wrote: I have noticed that the Phoenix BIOS console redirection feature on both discontinues to operate once the kernel has booted (however, the 1st/2nd stage boot loaders work fine). Why is that a problem? The BIOS doesn't use the