Re: Once again floppy mounting problem

2004-03-02 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
The fd device represents the kernel floppy driver. The OP probably saw /dev/fd, which is the file descriptor device directory. On 5.2, at least, /dev/stdin - fd/0 /dev/stdout - fd/1 /dev/stderr - fd/2 See the fd(4) manpage. ___ [EMAIL

Re: Can't mount cd9660 file system.

2004-03-06 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
If you have doubts about your CD (but you probably shouldn't), this should help: iso_file=backup.iso blocksize=2048 ## *** WARNING *** DVDs might be different *** WARNING *** ## Block size of ISO CDs. Nothing else will work (esp,in dd command). blocks=$(( $(ls -l ${iso_file} | awk

Re: SIngle User Mode Help

2004-03-06 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Jerry McAllister [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Learn vi for use in such circumstances or maybe ee. You don't want to The editors/e3 port is a nice one for /bin as it has vi and emacs (and more) flavors in only 12840 bytes, amazingly. ___ [EMAIL

network type console and /etc/ttys

2004-03-08 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
/etc/ttys has a field called type and says that network is an option, but I can't find that expanded upon in its manpage or in the Handbook or FAQ. I've tried googling, but my searches either return a small list with no relevant info or a huge list that seems to be all off topic. The file has

FreeBSD 5.x and burncd-ing raw files.

2004-03-08 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
I used to be able (on 4.x) to burn any old file to a CDROM like this: $ burncd -f /dev/acd0 -s 12 data /tmp/plain.text fixate and read it back like this: $ dd if=/dev/acd0 of=/tmp/temp bs=2k But under 5.2.x, I get this output: dd: /dev/acd0: Input/output error 0+0 records in

Re: DHCP issue with comcast (FreeBSD router).

2004-03-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Richard Uhlman [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I am new to using FreeBSD, and I am trying to use a FreeBSD box as a firewall/router. I am trying to get the router working correctly first. I won't try to tell you how to fix your problem, but I'll tell you what works for me on COMCAST cable with

Re: network type console and /etc/ttys

2004-03-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Matthew Seaman [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 01:07:09PM -0800, Gary W. Swearingen wrote: Seems like basic stuff, but I've never seen mention of it before. Actually this comes up on this list quite regularly. Search for 'remote console access' in the list archives

Re: network type console and /etc/ttys

2004-03-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Matthew Seaman [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: ... It's pretty pointless having a remote console if you can't type 'boot' into it. And it's hard to have the network interface configured and up, with network comms programs running when the system is sitting at the boot-loader prompt. H. I was

Re: XEmacs woes...

2004-03-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Henrik W Lund [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: right after it has loaded view-less.el. I tried looking through view-less.el, but to no avail. You might try putting this in your .emacs file: (setq debug-on-error t) (Or before you read the file that started the problem, pull down the

Re: Restore command line options

2004-03-10 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Grant Peel [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Have I missed some command line options here to avoide having to answer the perms and volume questions? I don't know, but the lang/expect port has one solution to running interactive programs non-interactively. See http://expect.nist.gov;. I think you can

Re: XEmacs woes...

2004-03-10 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Henrik W Lund [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Well, it generated output allright. Nothing that makes sense (unless I sit down and learn an entire programming language, which seems huge and cryptic, by the way), though. Here it is: Signaling: (invalid-regexp Invalid syntax designator) ~

Re: Want complete list of freebsd commands in freebsd 5.2

2004-03-17 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Or find -L $(echo $PATH|sed 's/:/ /g') -maxdepth 1 -type f -perm +111 -exec basename {} \; ___ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Mail readers

2004-03-18 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Bart Silverstrim [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: No. Nothing. Format=flowed applies solely to plain-text messages. HTML messages already have something functionally equivalent to f=f: the BLOCKQUOTE attribute, which... um... quotes blocks of text. When f=f mailers that also can handle HTML

Re: Mail readers

2004-03-20 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Parv [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Anybody still interested in this, should not miss ... RFC 3676, The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters, Feb 2004 ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3676.txt Thanks for the tip. It's a shame that people (e.g., MSFT and its supporters) can't all abide

Re: Best filesysyem for FreeBSD Linux shared partition

2004-03-23 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Any thoughts? SOMETIMES no file system is the best file system. E.g., by putting a raw file on a partition with dd, cat, or , maybe with the raw file being a .pax, .tgz, or other archive file. Creative use of dd options should permit multiple files per partition but I've only ever used a

Re: Botting FreeBSD from GRUB

2004-03-23 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
olig [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: And my Grub configuration concerning FreeBSD # For booting FreeBSD title FreeBSD 5.2 root (hd0,2,a) kernel /boot/loader Looks good (and matching your fdisk output) and similar to mine which works OK with 5.2+. I can confirm that kernel kernel doesn't

Re: Botting FreeBSD from GRUB

2004-03-23 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Jud [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: 1. Grub and your mount command are having difficulty reading UFS2, the new default filesystem for FreeBSD 5.x. One solution is to choose to use the old filesystem, UFS. Which, I suppose, would only have to be done for the partition holding /boot (for 5.x),

Re: dd

2004-03-24 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Vasil Dimov [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Oh, yes, ofcourse I love `dd' but Ron was asking about *filesystem* You didn't read his message as closely as you should have. He said: I have set up a primary partition with ext2 filesystem to act as a single data partition accessable from all OSs.

Re: total newbee questions

2004-03-24 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Kevin Kinsey [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: If all you've got available is /, then I feel your pain, for ed(1) and red(1) are somewhat like kicking dead whales down the beach compared to something more modern... :-) You can avoid that pain without making / much bigger by installing the editors/e3

Re: SNMP FreeBSD as a router.

2004-03-26 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Breno Colom [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: FreeBSD doesnt ship an SNMP daemon with the base system, if it did it would've It looks to me like it does, but names it basic or Berkeley (?) SNMP deamon: /usr/sbin/bsnmpd I know little of SNMP, and haven't install such a SNMP-related port, but I did

Re: mounting the hard drive in PicoBSD

2004-03-26 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
kennonward [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The /etc/fstab line for the HD is: /dev/wd0s1 /dosmsdos rw 0 0 I get the following when I run mount: mount /dev/wd0s1 /dos mount: /dev/wd0s1 on /dos: incorrect super block That mount command is trying to mount the partition UFS. With your

Why is my /stand/ much older than my FreeBSD?

2004-03-31 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
I have a /stand/ with entries dated 18'dec'02 while I've CVSUP'd and built several versions of 4.x and 5.x since. I'm guessing that 18'dec'02 was my last CD install and that's what installed /stand/. Correct? Why doesn't it get updated or removed? Why is there both a /stand/sysinstall and a

Re: unable to use BOOT EASY to boot linux

2004-04-07 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Tadimeti Keshav [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: hi all. I added a 2 GB linux disk as a slave and installed Mandrake Linux with LILO on the root partition of linux. I am trying configure Boot Easy to boot linux. Since FreeBSD occupies all of the 1st HD, should I install a STANDARD boot loader on

Re: unable to use BOOT EASY to boot linux

2004-04-08 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Johnson David [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Wednesday 07 April 2004 02:21 pm, Tadimeti Keshav wrote: hi all. I added a 2 GB linux disk as a slave and installed Mandrake Linux with LILO on the root partition of linux. So far this is correct. LILO needs to be on the *root* partition. No, it

Re: GPL: implications for FreeBSD-on-hardware for sale?

2004-04-10 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Paul A. Hoadley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 09:46:29AM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote: There's no problem with selling GPL'd programs for money. As the cant goes Free speech, not free beer. We all use loose language like that, but a software seller should keep in mind

Re: Changing the default text size on console session [SOLVED]

2004-04-11 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Colin J. Raven [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Greetings and thanks/kudos to all respondents on this issue. The short form of the answer - for the archives - is: man vidcontrol (yes, really) Another answer (to switch to a much smaller text size): Put this in your /boot/loader.conf

Re: GPL: implications for FreeBSD-on-hardware for sale?

2004-04-11 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Paul A. Hoadley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Maybe some more specifics would be helpful. The application is a web application. It may or may not end up open source, but it will be for sale, and I don't want it to inherit a restrictive license. Even BSD licenses are restrictive, and even

Re: chown broken??

2002-12-20 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Mark [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Yes, the directories named on the command line within the CURRENT directory. Technically, . and .. are entries within the current directory (try: od -c .), and they have inode numbers too. But that does not deter me from deeming it a bit counter-intuitive to

Re: email addresses used for lists [was: L0phtcrack]

2002-12-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Kurt Bigler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Well that's an interesting idea. Throw-away subdomains (excuse my terminology - maybe I'm supposed to call them host names?) imply a whole host of email addresses without wasting a domain name. No excuse needed, if my reading is correct. O'Reilly's DNS

Re: Argument list too long: limitation in grep? bash? FreeBSD?

2002-12-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
find . -name '*.html' -print | xargs grep __FILE__ One might as well get in the habit of using the more robust find . -name '*.html' -print0 | xargs -0 grep __FILE__ Otherwise, the -print isn't needed at all; it's a default. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with

Re: email addresses used for lists [was: L0phtcrack]

2002-12-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Roman Neuhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: It's just semantics, really. I'm not sure what that means. No, seriously, my dictionary says study or science of the meaning of language forms, but does that include the meaning of single words or only about the meaning imparted by sentence

Re: Default permissions under X (umask?)

2002-12-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
It *should* work -- it does for me. [Although, in my case, it's the .xsession file, because I use xdm.] Well, now that I'm taking a more careful look, it does ... sort of. In any case, it seems like it should be set in one place which holds for both X and non-X sessions. Maybe cobbled into

Re: email addresses used for lists [was: L0phtcrack]

2002-12-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Adam Weinberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: (12.25.2002 @ 1728 PST): Gary W. Swearingen said, in 2.0K: I'm not sure what that means. ... semantic adj : of or relating to the study of meaning and changes of meaning; semantic analysis OK, good. Thanks. I think your

[resolution] Re: sendmail (Re: 5.0-RC2 informal PR: 90 sec sendmail delay)

2003-01-03 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
(cc'd to -questions, where I first post my problem, with no luck) Valentin Nechayev [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I fix it with: define(`confDIRECT_SUBMISSION_MODIFIERS',`CC u')dnl For now I has no such problem at my home machine. Yes, this solution isn't intuitive. Thanks. I tried that and

Re: FreeBSD Stability

2003-01-03 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Mark [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: What is it that makes people rave about the longest uptime? To me, this is just a list of sites whose admins have neglected to perform the necessary upgrade-maintenances, seemingly for almost three years even. To me, this is just a list of potentially vulnerable

Re: tuning fvwm2rc (alt-tab and title-buttons)

2003-01-04 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Dr. Richard E. Hawkins [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: What I *can't* get working is the alt-tab to rotatate between windows. I had some troubles getting the rotate to not stop at either end of the list and got some help from the fvwm people. In their web page forum, IIRC. I now use: Key KP_Up

Re: Recovering data from a faulty drive

2003-01-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Hari Bhaskaran [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Is there any chance? I only need a couple of files recovered. Saving copies of the boot records and disklabels ain't a bad idea and not hard to do. Just something more to do... Anyway. Sounds like your MBR's partition table got messed up. If you

Re: OT: tutorials for writing x programs?

2003-01-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
JacobRhoden [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Does anyone here know of any web pages which show how to make an x application (apart from the couple I found which allow you to print hello world or draw a line in a blank window)? Presuming that that means basic low-level X stuff, here's my (fairly

Re: Boot loader failing?

2003-01-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Not much help here, but I just installed a second disk, put 4 primary partitions on it, installed 5.0-RC2 (now -CURRENT) in one, had previously re-installed grub to the first disk from 4.7 on that disk. Had grub configured to boot any of the 4 new primary partitions. (But grub was dated

Re: Drive Image / Cloning

2003-01-10 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Mike [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: This will copy all files and make it bootable? Sorry but the search on dd have no shown what I need. I've used (and tested) something like this dd if=/dev/ad0s1 of=/dev/ad0s2 bs=bytes per cyl to transfer an OS, but I recently tried it to a second disk and

Re: kernel messsage

2003-01-10 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 13:12:45 -0600 Kenzo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This is popping up and I don't know what it is. hostname /kernel: arp: 10.25.192.11 moved from 00:08:74:e1 to 00:c0:4f:e0 on xl0 10.25.192.11 is a workstation on my network, but why am I getting this message on my

Re: Seagate Barracuda ATA IV ST380021A

2003-01-10 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Roman Neuhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: to expand on this: hard disk vendors lie to the customers. when you buy an 80 GB disk you actually buy 80 * 1000 ^ 3 (Lowell, I don't think drive got *that* big yet :), not 80 * 1024 ^ 3. American hd buyers might try a class action

Re: Recovering data from a faulty drive

2003-01-10 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Hari Bhaskaran [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Is there way to backup the partition info somewhere? (may be a floppy?) AFAIK, the partition info is entirely within the first sector of the slice. The slice info is entirely within the first sector of the disk. (There's other info in them too, so

Re: ext3 - fbsd

2003-01-11 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
dick hoogendijk [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I think FreeBSD does _not_ support the linux ext2 / ext3 I think I read (a couple years ago) that the ext2 and ext3 filesystems look the same on the disk; the difference is all in the kernel's handling of the data. If that's true (and you should check

Re: FreeBSD 4.7-Release Won't Boot (Non-MIME)

2003-01-13 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Matt [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: problems, upon reboot after the install is complete the system reports a disk error and FreeBSD will not boot from the hard drive, it does not begin loading FreeBSD or anything at all. Other OS's have worked on the Since you have it running, use boot0cfg to

Dangerously dedicated vs. fully dedicated, etc.

2003-01-13 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
I'm having trouble understanding a couple parts of the disklabel manpage related to dangerously/fully dedicated disks. The BUGS section has this paragraph: For the i386 architecture, the primary bootstrap sector contains an embedded fdisk table. The disklabel utility takes care to not

Re: Dangerously dedicated vs. fully dedicated, etc.

2003-01-14 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
so badly it's worth the risk of a few errors. If you can't reply or even read it, that's OK too; I think I learned something in the writing of it. Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Gary W. Swearingen [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: I'm having trouble understanding a couple

Re: Dangerously dedicated vs. fully dedicated, etc.

2003-01-14 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Ian Dowse [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: At the risk of adding to the confusion, here is a less wordy description of the various disk layouts. The term `dangerously dedicated' seems to be used to refer to either options (B) or (C), so I will avoid using that term: You've cleared up several

Re: Dangerously dedicated vs. fully dedicated, etc.

2003-01-15 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: As you can see, it's sector 1, not sector 0. Everything else seems to be correct. More terminology problems. 1 means 0. Says fdisk: Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1 To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with unsubscribe

Re: learning to compile and installing sources without using the ports collection

2003-01-15 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Didier Wiroth [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Hey, Hi, 'Lo, there. You're the first .lu I've seen. :) I'm using xfce 3.8.18 (from ports collection). I download the sources of xfce4 from cvs and wanted to compile the stuff! Like they mentionned it: ./configure than make (but I get an error

Re: Question about the BSD License

2003-01-15 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
[EMAIL PROTECTED] (Michael Fischer) writes: But I could not found some of this information about the license. I only found a template: You should study your template better. It's quite clear about the issues you raised. Your best bet on the more tricky issues is to find past discussions in

Re: Shell history in FreeBSD ksh (or ksh93)

2003-01-16 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
stan [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I've now got a 4.7 STABLE machine, and I'm trying to get this to work with either it's ksh, or ksh93 (which I thought would be the same as the ATTT version, since it's code is now free). [...] No cost, lest anyone misunderstand. The ksh93 license has lots of

Re: printf prints WRONG double precision values

2003-01-16 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Ugen [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: double pi = 3.14159265358979323846 ; printf(%20.19f\n, pi); and here is what you get: host: [16:45] [127] /tmp./test 3.1415926535897931160 Function printf is only working with the 64 bits of info in variable pi not the more-than-64 bits of data

Re: Larger Hard Drive

2003-01-18 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Brian Astill [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: root@BAPhD ~ #fdisk -BI ad2 *** Working on device /dev/ad2 *** root@BAPhD ~ #Jan 18 15:21:19 BAPhD /kernel: ad2: cannot find label (no disk label) Jan 18 15:21:19 BAPhD /kernel: ad2s1: cannot find label (no disk label) I was playing with

Re: Larger Hard Drive (2)

2003-01-18 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Brian Astill [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: BUT, when I create a directory in which to mount ad2 I get: root@BAPhD ~ #ls -R /usr/local/new opt usr var /usr/local/new/opt: /usr/local/new/usr: local /usr/local/new/usr/local: /usr/local/new/var: Note that /usr/local is not shown as a

Re: emacs backup filename

2003-01-18 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Go to the info system's concept index and look for backup. Select and read. Next time, try using info first. If you can't find what you need in a menu or index, search through the info files using the s (not C-s) key while in info. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with

Re: Tracking dependencies...

2003-01-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Andy Akins [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: is there a command or commands that would display the packages/ports that require another port? See the manpages for portupgrade (esp. -r, -R, -n) and pkg_tree. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with unsubscribe freebsd-questions in the

Re: ATA problems with FreeBSD (was Revisiting the semirandom bug/issue in FreeBSD's ATA querying)

2003-01-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
A hard problem you got there. If at least one other OS doesn't have a problem with your hardware, then I think you're safe in assuming that there's an OS kernel problem, whether by design or coding bug. Theoretically, it should be reported in a formal PR where it won't get lost, especially if

Re: sendmail configuration - how to route all mail through my ISP

2003-01-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Chuck Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Lorin Lund wrote: I have a static IP and a domain but I can't send e-mail out directly because my ISP blocks it. I need to send all my e-mail out through my ISP. How do I tell sendmail to route all my mail out through my ISP's mail server? 1)

Re: trouble brewing over the UNIX thing again...

2003-01-27 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Bill Moran [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: I'm more inclined to think that these are different parts of the same company who don't (didn't) know about the other part. Another strong possibility. Happens all the time. Not this time. The reports are quoting the CEO

Re: trouble brewing over the UNIX thing again...

2003-01-27 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Greg 'groggy' Lehey [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Which secret agreements? The license is public, and it doesn't leave any space for secret agreements. The secret agreements which presumably allowed UCB and BSDi to continue using Unix code without getting sued over it. Permission which I've not

dmesg(.boot) has no useful boot messages

2003-07-13 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
I've just switched from 4.8 to 5.1-CURRENT and all the dmesg files are full of stuff that I've never seen before, like this: 6 start_16_io RW *Handler 307 start_32_io RW *Handler 308 debug RW *Handler 309 pci R Node 310 enable_io_modes RW *Handler Int 311

Modem replies to commands mostly not seen.

2003-07-13 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
I hooked up an external 28.8 modem after continuity-cheking the cable but the lights didn't seem right, as I remember them. (I've not use my modem for several years.) Modem doesn't respond to terminal emulator commands and seems broken, so I throw in an internal (non-winmodem) Sportster (that

Re: Modem replies to commands mostly not seen.

2003-07-14 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
fbsd_user [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Sounds like you have echo turned off in the modems internal prom setting. Use Hayes AT command to turn on echo function of modem hardware. Did these modems you tested work ok in FBSD 4.8? I tried the external Sportster under 4.8 but after it wouldn't

Re: Modem replies to commands mostly not seen.

2003-07-15 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
fbsd_user [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I have a USR sportster 14.4 external serial modem which works fine under FBSD 4.8. Dip switches 3-7-8 are set to 'on' which is down, all others are set to off which is up. 3 = display result codes 7 = load factory defaults 8 = smart mode Which my 14.4

Re: IF you like your NVIDIA Graphics card

2002-09-17 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
... Saw this on /. ... Hugh writes The FreeBSD NVIDIA Driver Initiative has announced[1] that nVidia itself will be releasing a FreeBSD driver for its line of cards. This is excellent news for people who prefer to Quake on the best OS available. From what I read,

Re: IF you like your NVIDIA Graphics card

2002-09-17 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
John Bleichert [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Wow! That's great news! I may have to eat my hat... I'll definately be considering one of these for my next video card (probably next month). Consider the 8500 model carefully, as it might not be supported well yet.

Re: free IDS code?

2002-09-20 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
mingo lu [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: are there any free IDS (intrusion dection system) packages out there for freebsd? i remember snort was one but I can't find the code any more, may be something else out there? The next time you can't find something, try whereis something or if that

Re: Diamond Stealth 64 compatibility

2002-09-22 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Hello! I am trying to install a system with Diamond Stealth 63 (the chip says s3 vision 968). freeBSD says the card is unsupported, sure enough, I can't get KDE (via startx) to initialize. Any suggestions? Thanks, Where did freeBSD say that? www.XFree86.org

Re: OT: emacs command line switch

2002-09-24 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
thursday [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I am wondering if there is a switch available when starting emacs to have it put you at the end of the buffer when you open the file, e.g., Well, there sorta is (in Xemacs, at least), but you'd be better off doing it the way Giorgos suggested. emacs -eof

Re: OT: emacs command line switch

2002-09-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: You can also specify Lisp functions to run directly from the commandline. emacs file.txt -f end-of-buffer seems to work fine. I couldn't get -f end-of-buffer to work when I developed my monstrosity. Turns out that one must place it after the

Re: Mplayer

2002-09-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Greg 'groggy' Lehey [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Make () { if [ ${MAKE} = ]; then MAKE=make fi xtset `uname -n|sed 's:\..*$::'`:`pwd`: Make $* `date` (echo '=' `date`: Make $*; /usr/bin/time -l ${MAKE} 21 $*) | tee -a Make.log cd . } That initial

Re: how to find executable files

2002-09-25 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Peter Leftwich [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Erg, I knew that! :-/ It's just that I view the whole u+x scheme as the easy way and that real Unix junkies roll up their sleeves and use numeric perm's such as 0777 and 644 :-) Assuming that you're also referring to the scheme's use in chmod, note

Re: i-Buddie 4: Synaptics touch pad FreeBSD support?

2002-09-26 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Guido Van Hoecke [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes earlier: I specifically would like support for the Synaptics touch pad, but did not find much in the FreeBSD documentation, nor in the ports collection. and now: Just for the record: the touchpad acts as a normal ps2 mouse and needs no special

Re: How to shut down cleanly by killing power

2002-09-27 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
I've never tried this and it's not the ideal method, but it's simple, so I offer it for your consideration: Put your UPS software on the root partition. In the software which initiates the mains-failure shutdown, just do shutdown -r now or init 6 or reboot or whatever. At the top of /etc/rc,

Re: Filesystem Question

2002-09-27 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Giorgos Keramidas [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On 2002-09-26 17:10, Eff Norwood [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If yes, I'd love to know how. If no, I'd love to know why not.s I think this would be a great addition to the FAQ. It hasn't been asked a lot, but I'll see what I can do :-) You might

Re: Upgrading ports from sources outside ports tree

2002-09-27 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Inge Thorin Eidsæther [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Is there some manual way to do it that does not require me to be an experienced programmer? I doubt it, if you're not willing to get your hands dirty learning to decipher Makefiles as are used by ports. It doesn't take a very long time to

Re: How to shut down cleanly by killing power

2002-09-27 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
This way the system reboots, but the reboot is interrupted with powerdown at early stage. Not ideal, I agree, but a solution still. And it has the side-benefit of nicely handling the fairly common case of where the power comes back on just long enough to get your UPS going again, especially if

Re: [FreeBSD Help Documentation] Where can I find these....?

2002-09-29 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
AR [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: 2. More important than precedent questions: Where I can download the full FreeBSD Handbook that will be my bible (I haven't always a broad-band connection so I cannot read this via web, but locally. Is it also available in HTML and PDF format?) ?? Thank you

Re: how to use 'dd' to create image of a hard drive?

2002-10-01 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Mike Hogsett [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Please anyone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that when you are using dd with a raw disk blocksize only effects performance and does not have any effect on the duplicated data. That's what I've read, but I once had problems with dd handling the

Re: Ports FAQ is a great read

2002-10-01 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Peter Leftwich [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: This is a GREAT read, strongly recommended for newbies. One or two corrections though. Please send your corrections to a more appropriate mailing list (eg, freebsd-doc in this case), or better yet, file a PR (Problem Report) using send-pr(1) or:

Re: unix locate cmd

2002-10-01 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Lee Gold [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I'm trying to use the locate cmd to find all instances of .xinitrc in my system. I did, root# /usr/libexec/locate.unpdatedb root# setenv $LOCATE_PATH /var/db/locate.database ^-- Don't use $ there. But that's probably not your problem.

Re: Copying directories contents

2002-10-01 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: tar cf - user1 user2 user3 user4 | ( cd /destination ; tar xpf - ) To avoid starting an extra shell process you can also do: tar cf - user1 user2 user3 user4 | tar xpf - -C /destination Or, if you believe the manual which says -C is probably

Re: OpenOffice User Installation

2002-10-02 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Dru [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Looks like I'll wait until 4.7 is out of RC and then try again. Thanks for the help. Maybe you had a reason for going the port route, but if not, you could try the package route. I've forgotten where I got the package; Italy or somewhere, but probably via a link

Re: 4.7

2002-10-03 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Adam Weinberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: for any RE or www team members who are reading this, i'd be happy to provide maintainance for such information. Glad to hear it! Your next step should be to file a PR on the issue (or maybe add to an existing one, if you want to search for it) and

Re: Installing FreeBSD

2002-10-03 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Ron Montgomery [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: After selecting the partitions (used auto select) when continuing I got an error Can't make node /dev/X. My system is a Sony PCV-RX560 (new this year). Video is NVIDIA TNT2 (32M)/ Can I get passed this problem or will FreeBSD not work on the Sony?

Re: 4.7

2002-10-03 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Adam Weinberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: thanks for the encouragement. i'll submit a PR. and cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] on it. would that be wrong? I'd sure be suprised if anyone complained, though it probably should be freebsd-www. I don't know if the PR machine shoots www PRs there or not,

Re: linux_base vs linux_base-6?

2002-10-04 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Alex Kiesel [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I've not been able to run acroread or sybase-11.0.3 with linux-base-7. You might have better luck with acroread4 or acroread5. Of those two, I find only acroread4 works on my linux-base-7.1, but from the error message, it looks like it didn't like my OS

Re: floppy disk

2002-10-04 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: [huge quote] grep: /etc/vfstab: No such file or directory ... Hi, what do you mean when you say filesystem? (You could have asked that question without quoting most of the thread.) Anyway, I just wanted to guess that vfstab means Virtual FileSystem TABle, which I

Re: grub boot loader or freebsd boot loader

2002-10-04 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Grub is very powerful. (I would like to see it as the default boot loader on FreeBSD.) But it is not so easy to configure, a bit a steep learning I would like to see people support and develop the FreeBSD boot loader or some other loader with a decent license. The

Re: grub boot loader or freebsd boot loader

2002-10-05 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Oliver Fromme [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Why would you want to install a bootmanager on a dangerously- dedicated disk? Apart from that, dangerously-dedicated has been deprecated, AFAIK. The second sentence is not relevant as DD is still supported, but I shouldn't have added my parenthetical

Re: Mouse jumping all over the place in X

2002-10-06 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Dru [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Except use Auto as it is case sensitive. Been bitten by that one before :) That's odd. I've got it working (for XFree86-4.2.0_1,1) with Driver mouse Option Protocolauto after it failed with several of the other protocols. I'm using

Re: grub boot loader or freebsd boot loader

2002-10-06 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Moved to freebsd-chat, in case it goes on even longer. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with unsubscribe freebsd-questions in the body of the message

Re: /etc/make.conf and AMD Athlon 600

2002-10-06 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Peter Leftwich [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: My PC has an AMD Athlon 600, so in /etc/make.conf should I have i686 or k7? Find your answer (k7) in /usr/src/share/mk/bsd.cpu.mk I've been using k6-2 for my AMD pre-Athlon CPU for a year or so, with no known problems, but do read the warnings in

Re: help with ln linking Please! [attn manpage authors!]

2002-10-08 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Peter Leftwich [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The manpage is super unclear about sourcefile and targetfile, I have said this for years. Think of this paragraph: SYNOPSIS ln [-fhinsv] source_file [target_file] ... ... as this instead `ln -s actualfile linkfile` That's not the best way to

Re: help with ln linking Please! [attn manpage authors!]

2002-10-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Giorgos Keramidas [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: FWIW, the source doesn't have to be a file at all, in the case of symbolic links. I think the correct term is link target in that case -- that's how it is called in the standards (POSIX, SUSvX etc.). It looks like the manual has gotten the

Re: help with ln linking Please! [attn manpage authors!]

2002-10-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Oliver Fromme [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Gary W. Swearingen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ln [-fhinsv] linked_filename [link_filename] ln [-fhinsv] linked_filename ... dir_filename link existing_filename alternate_filename This is cleaner, but I think filename should be standard

Re: help with ln linking Please! [attn manpage authors!]

2002-10-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Adam Weinberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: (10.09.2002 @ 0209 PST): Oliver Fromme said, in 1.2K: Gary W. Swearingen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ln [-fhinsv] linked_filename [link_filename] ln [-fhinsv] linked_filename ... dir_filename link existing_filename alternate_filename

Re: Is ther any debugger for c and c++ programs in freebsd4.4?

2002-10-09 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Jerry McAllister [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Please put your question in the body of your message and limit the subject to jsut a title for your posting. It will make it much easier for people to read your question and to make a helpful response. I find it easier to read one question in the

Re: Directory structure for commercial products

2002-10-10 Thread Gary W. Swearingen
Be sure to consider the Notes section of the hier(7) manual. If at all possible, make provisions for installers who don't want to install things the standard way or, since it's so sketchy, your interpretation of the standard way. Some variable definitions at the top of an installation script,

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