Re: ntfs mount

2004-05-07 Thread Mark Ovens
J. W. Ballantine wrote: The full fdisk output is: *** Working on device /dev/ad0 *** parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are: cylinders=4865 heads=255 sectors/track=63 (16065 blks/cyl) [snip] I take it that the partition sizees reported are correct? It a Dell, but given the

Re: ntfs mount

2004-05-07 Thread Mark Ovens
Mark Ovens wrote: Not come across Smart Boot Manager but I wonder if it creates a small partition to run from; the OS/2 Boot Manager, which was also shipped with older versions of Partition Magic, did but, like recovery partitions it didn't get a drive letter. Ah! I've just thought

Re: ntfs mount

2004-05-07 Thread Mark Ovens
Bart Silverstrim wrote: On May 7, 2004, at 1:40 PM, Mark Ovens wrote: J. W. Ballantine wrote: It a Dell, but given the configuration, i do not believe it came pre-installed from the factory. I would have thought that a Dell would have had *an* OS pre-installed. Not always. I am running FBSD

Re: athlon-mp daily hang 5.2.1

2004-05-05 Thread Mark Ovens
Patrick Crosby wrote: Joshua Lokken ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: [from http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html] [snip] [snip] # make -j4 buildworld [snip] Be aware that this is still somewhat experimental, and commits to the source tree may occasionally break this

Re: ntfs mount

2004-05-06 Thread Mark Ovens
J. W. Ballantine wrote: Ok, either I'm missing something very basic or I'm trying to mount a w2k ntfs file system with: mount_ntfs /dev/ad0s1 /C and I get back: mount_ntfs: /dev/ad0s1: Invalid Argument Is the filesystem you are trying to mount the first _primary_ partition on the first (i.e.

Re: ntfs mount

2004-05-06 Thread Mark Ovens
J. W. Ballantine wrote: yes, there is only one hard disk. What does the output from `fdisk ad0' show? Regards, Mark ___ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to [EMAIL

Interpreting `pkgdb -F' output

2004-05-06 Thread Mark Ovens
I've run `pkgdb -F' prior to using portupgrade to update some ports. The obvious stuff, such as dependency versions being bumped, I've dealt with as they were pretty much self-explanatory but I'm left with these few. The manpage doesn't offer any explanation and I can't find anything else

Re: ntfs mount

2004-05-06 Thread Mark Ovens
PROTECTED] From: Mark Ovens [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: ntfs mount J. W. Ballantine wrote: yes, there is only one hard disk. What does the output from `fdisk ad0' show? Regards, Mark ___ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http

Re: ntfs mount

2004-05-06 Thread Mark Ovens
? and both freebsd show 165. Which is correct. Regards, Mark Thanks Jim -- In Response to your message - Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 20:40:45 +0100 To: J. W. Ballantine [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: Mark Ovens [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: ntfs mount J. W. Ballantine

Re: mount_msdosfs anomaly

2004-05-15 Thread Mark Ovens
Malcolm Kay wrote: On Saturday 15 May 2004 12:04, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here is the output of fdisk when ran from FBSD: frankie# fdisk *** Working on device /dev/ad0 *** parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are: cylinders=155061 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 blks/cyl) Figures

Wierd time changes

2004-03-08 Thread Mark Ovens
I'm completely baffled by this one. When FreeBSD shuts down/reboots it changes the system clock. It *always* sets the hours to 20 and changes the minutes and seconds (but I haven't worked out a pattern for that), but the date stays the same (see /var/log/messages below) although I once saw it

Re: Wierd time changes

2004-03-08 Thread Mark Ovens
Denis R. wrote: Hi Mark and list members, I am experiencing the same problem on my dual PII-450 SP700 Compaq Pro workstation. After poking around on Google, it is pointing to the FreeBSD and a i8254 programmable interupt timer. In my case the time is lagging behind 10 times! What does your: #time

Re: Wierd time changes

2004-03-08 Thread Mark Ovens
Mark Ovens wrote: Denis R. wrote: Hi Mark and list members, I am experiencing the same problem on my dual PII-450 SP700 Compaq Pro workstation. After poking around on Google, it is pointing to the FreeBSD and a i8254 programmable interupt timer. In my case the time is lagging behind 10 times

Re: Wierd time changes

2004-03-08 Thread Mark Ovens
Lowell Gilbert wrote: Mark Ovens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Where does FreeBSD store the corrupted time across reboots though and, more importantly, why? Just to be clear; it doesn't sound like it's actually storing anything, right? The time it comes up with is roughly the same every time

SOLVED :-) Re: Wierd time changes

2004-03-09 Thread Mark Ovens
Denis R. wrote: Hi Mark, Ok, I have recompiled my kernel and excluded the support for SMP and ACPI. Well, Denis, I've solved it and I bet you can't guess what it was - it was the fscking keyboard!!! After spending the last 8 hours building kernels (about 20) with unnecessary stuff removed and

Re: Recycled cd's

2004-03-10 Thread Mark Ovens
Quintin Riis wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 That has to be worth millions! If that's the case then I can retire as I've got boxed sets of 2.0.5, 2.2.5, 2.2.7, 2.2.8, and 3.1 here :-) I've also still got two sheets of FreeBSD stickers that Walnut Creek used to send with the

Re: SOLVED :-) Re: Wierd time changes

2004-03-10 Thread Mark Ovens
Denis R. wrote: Hi Mark! Gee, who would have thought that it was the keyboard. Thanks for your ideas. I recompiled the kernel (Compaq SP700 dual PII-450) following the NOTES guidelines and your email, with these enabled: # To make an SMP kernel, the next two are needed options SMP

Boot CD-ROM error messages

2004-03-11 Thread Mark Ovens
Anyone know why I get the messages below when I boot with an audio CD in a drive? It looks a though FreeBSD assumes that it is a data disk and tries to read it as such. Running FreeBSD redshift 5.2.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE #19: Wed Mar 10 01:50:42 GMT 2004 [EMAIL

xmms: Digital Audio Extraction not working

2004-03-11 Thread Mark Ovens
[Followup-To: set to -questions] Please excuse the X-posting but I'm not sure which is the better list for this problem. I've got 3 SCSI optical drives mounted in an external case so I can't use an analogue audion cable but need to use DAE for playing CDs. The drives support DAE as they all

5.2.1-R == CURRENT????

2004-03-12 Thread Mark Ovens
Surely not? I was advised that a problem I'm experiencing is fixed in -current. I just updated my source tree to -current with ''cvs co src/'' but no files have been updated :-/ Here's what I'm currently running (the tree is a few days older than the kernel build date): FreeBSD redshift

Re: resizing partitions in the same slice

2004-03-12 Thread Mark Ovens
BTW, some places have recommended commercial solution like Norton Ghost or Partition Magic. Do these products work on FreeBSD's UFS format and grok partitions-in-a-slice? Partition Magic only manipulates slices and does not know anything about partitions within slices - especially FreeBSD

Re: 5.2.1-R == CURRENT????

2004-03-13 Thread Mark Ovens
Loren M. Lang wrote: On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 01:00:38AM +, Mark Ovens wrote: Kris Kennaway wrote: On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 07:51:48PM +, Mark Ovens wrote: Surely not? I was advised that a problem I'm experiencing is fixed in -current. I just updated my source tree to -current with ''cvs

Re: 5.2.1-R == CURRENT????

2004-03-13 Thread Mark Ovens
Mark Ovens wrote: I'll try pulling a new tree using CVSup instead. That did the trick; I zapped src/ and ports/ and started again with CVSup (pulling the trees directly, prefix=/usr, rather than via a local repository). Thanks again. Regards, Mark Thanks for your help guys. Regards, Mark

Re: Why .tgz packages for 4.x

2004-03-15 Thread Mark Ovens
Kris Kennaway wrote: On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 12:48:30PM +0200, Kyryll A Mirnenko wrote: Don't you know why 4.x packages're distributed tar gzipped for 4.x? pkg_(?:add|update) understands both .tgz/.tbz but the last saves ~20% of my time money while downloading from mirror 1) Please wrap your

Re: Top posting

2004-03-19 Thread Mark Ovens
Jerry McAllister wrote: I'm with you... Top-posting makes the most sense for me. No, it is like reading all the answers and then being handed the questions. I know some college students like to function A. Top posters Q. What's the most annoying thing on Usenet? QED Mark

Re: Microsoft wireless mouse problem

2004-04-17 Thread Mark Ovens
10,000 Screaming Monkeys wrote: I tried sending this to freebsd-hardware, but nobody replied, so I thought I would try here, as well. On one of my machines, I'm running FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT (last built on Jan 15th, 2004). I recently purchased a Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop, which is a

Re: Microsoft wireless mouse problem

2004-04-17 Thread Mark Ovens
10,000 Screaming Monkeys wrote: On 04/17, Mark Ovens rearranged the electrons to read: 10,000 Screaming Monkeys wrote: Plugging the mouse cord on the wireless receiver into the PS/2 mouse port doesn't seem to have any effect on the matter -- the system detects a mouse on the psm0 port

Re: why test(1) works with -eq but not -nq ?

2004-04-21 Thread Mark Ovens
Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote: Hi, Could somebody explain me why in the second case I get an error (both with test(1) and with sh's builtin) ? [EMAIL PROTECTED] /var/log/ports [16:51:38] 0 # sh # cat ports_sup_log | wc -l 3 # if [ `cat ports_sup_log | wc -l` -eq 3 ]; then echo 'da'; fi da # if [

Re: perl coding ?

2004-04-21 Thread Mark Ovens
JJB wrote: I have an perl scrip somebody else wrote. I am just learning perl by modifying this script. An temp field $dup-counter contains an counter that is suffixed with x as in 23x have no idea how big of an number the counter can grow to. The suffix is all ways one position but has different

Re: perl coding ?

2004-04-21 Thread Mark Ovens
Kirk Strauser wrote: At 2004-04-21T17:29:34Z, Mark Ovens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: $dup-number = substr($dup-counter, 0, length($dup-counter) - 1); Did you actually test that? I'm pretty sure Perl doesn't like dashes in variable names: % perl -e '$foo-bar = 1;' Can't modify subtraction

Ctrl+Shift not working in KDE

2005-01-16 Thread Mark Ovens
KDE 3.3.2 Any key combination that includes Ctrl+Shift doesn't work, e.g. Ctrl+Shift+C to MArk All Read in Thunderbird or Ctrl+Shift+D to Uncomment a line in KWrite. It is the combination that is ignored; Ctrl+key and Shift+key work as expected. I've looked at all the keyboard stuff in

Re: Tab to Auto-Complete + ....

2005-01-18 Thread Mark Ovens
Daniel Bye wrote: On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 08:30:52PM +1000, Warren wrote: What is need for me to add/do in order for the pressing of Tab to autcomplete a name to work? It works fine in root .. also when i press the up or down arrow keys it dosent bring up the previous command issued ... im

Re: Tab to Auto-Complete + ....

2005-01-18 Thread Mark Ovens
Warren wrote: On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 10:03 pm, Daniel Bye wrote: On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 11:52:16AM +, Mark Ovens wrote: It does support command history and editing, though not auto-complete. ''set -E'' or ''set -V'' at the prompt (or put either - they are mutually exclusive - in ~/.profile

Re: chmod: Operation not permitted

2005-01-18 Thread Mark Ovens
Gardner Bell wrote: After rebuilding world last night I can no longer chmod some system binaries that I don't need. When attemtping to do so I get a permission denied. [EMAIL PROTECTED] chmod 000 /bin/rcp chmod: /bin/rcp: Operation not permitted. [EMAIL PROTECTED] chmod 000 /bin/rlogin chmod:

Daily run output message

2005-01-22 Thread Mark Ovens
I see this in the daily run output on a 4.10-R box: Removing stale entries from sendmail host status cache: purgestat: no mapping in /etc/mail/mailer.conf What is the mapping that is missing? The machine is running postfix, not sendmail BTW. TIA Regards, Mark --- avast! Antivirus: Outbound

Re: Daily run output message

2005-01-22 Thread Mark Ovens
On 22/01/2005 17:58 Jorn Argelo stood on a soap-box and preached to the unwashed masses: On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 17:46:32 +, Mark Ovens wrote I see this in the daily run output on a 4.10-R box: Removing stale entries from sendmail host status cache: purgestat: no mapping in /etc/mail/mailer.conf

Re: Daily run output message

2005-01-22 Thread Mark Ovens
On 22/01/2005 19:01 Paul Schmehl stood on a soap-box and preached to the unwashed masses: --On Saturday, January 22, 2005 5:46 PM + Mark Ovens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I see this in the daily run output on a 4.10-R box: Removing stale entries from sendmail host status cache: purgestat

Re: Booting FreeBSD-5.3 from NTLDR

2005-01-31 Thread Mark Ovens
Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote: No, boot0 is just a normal file that is 512 bytes long. There is nothing special about it. In it is a bootloader program that can be used to boot FreeBSD, and if you run it during boot, it will read the partition table and look for all OSes. I think it will modify the

Re: Booting FreeBSD-5.3 from NTLDR

2005-01-31 Thread Mark Ovens
the FreeBSD F1/F5 choice. Caveat: Things have no doubt changed since then so it may now be possible to add FreeBSD to the NTLDR menu with FreeBSD on a different disk, but I've never investigated it as I am happy with the solution I use. HTH Regards, Mark On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 08:44:23 +, Mark Ovens

Re: [lorenl@alzatex.com: Re: Mounting a samba share on boot?]

2005-01-31 Thread Mark Ovens
Loren M. Lang wrote: replacing MYWORKGROUP, SERVER, USER, secret as neccessary. Make sure nsmb.conf is only readable by root. Add the following line to fstab: //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/share /mnt/share smbfs rw 0 0 PMJI, but do you know if it's possible to handle a share

Re: port update problem - deleted all the ports

2005-01-31 Thread Mark Ovens
saravanan ganapathy wrote: Hai , I am using 5.3 release and included tag=RELENG_5_3 to my ports-supfile and when I tried to update ports using cvsup -g -L 2 /root/ports-supfile, it deleted almost all the ports and finally it says ... ... ... Delete ports/x11-wm/yawm/Makefile Delete

Re: port update problem - deleted all the ports

2005-01-31 Thread Mark Ovens
Mark Ovens wrote: Also are you sure that you want your ports tree in /var/db? /usr would be more usual. *default base=/usr Duh! Ignore that, /var/db is fine (although I use /usr/sup) I was confusing base and prefix. Sorry, 'bout that. Mark --- avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean. Virus

Re: [lorenl@alzatex.com: Re: Mounting a samba share on boot?]

2005-01-31 Thread Mark Ovens
Loren M. Lang wrote: On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 12:38:53PM +, Mark Ovens wrote: Loren M. Lang wrote: replacing MYWORKGROUP, SERVER, USER, secret as neccessary. Make sure nsmb.conf is only readable by root. Add the following line to fstab: //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/share /mnt/share smbfs rw

Re: Booting FreeBSD-5.3 from NTLDR

2005-01-31 Thread Mark Ovens
Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote: On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 11:33:59 +, Mark Ovens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I rewrote that section of the FAQ years ago (around FreeBSD 3.1!!) because the previous wording was unclear and I did _exactly_ what Rakhesh has done :-( Ah! Glad to see I am not the only one

apache+SSL, which port?

2005-01-31 Thread Mark Ovens
I want to install apache with SSL but there are two ports, www/apache13-modssl and www/apache13-ssl What is the difference, and which is the best to install? It is just for use on my home LAN but I want to run squirrelmail to access my mail from remote machines. TIA Regards, Mark --- avast!

Re: apache+SSL, which port?

2005-01-31 Thread Mark Ovens
Charles Swiger wrote: On Jan 31, 2005, at 1:22 PM, albi wrote: Mark Ovens wrote: I want to install apache with SSL but there are two ports, www/apache13-modssl and www/apache13-ssl What is the difference, and which is the best to install? i think the apache13-ssl has SSL build in, the other uses

Re: apache+SSL, which port?

2005-02-01 Thread Mark Ovens
Tim Erlin wrote: Andrew L. Gould wrote: Not necessarily. I've heard lots of complaints about PHP and Apache2 not playing nice. (Does anyone have any updates on this situation?) I've been running apache2 with squirrelmail for a while. The biggest problems were performance issues. Squirrelmail

Re: apache+SSL, which port?

2005-02-01 Thread Mark Ovens
Adi Pircalabu wrote: On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 16:54:19 + Mark Ovens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anyway, it's all working now, except that when I try to connect to squirrelmail in a browser I just get a directory listing of /usr/local/www/squirrelmail. Hi, Maybe you forgot listing index.php

Re: apache+SSL, which port?

2005-02-01 Thread Mark Ovens
Adi Pircalabu wrote: On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 17:12:02 + Mark Ovens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Should have mentioned that I tried adding that but it just caused the contents of index.php to be displayed in the browser rather than the directory listing. If I understand this correctly, your .php page

Re: apache+SSL, which port?

2005-02-01 Thread Mark Ovens
Mark Ovens wrote: That's fixed it, thanks :-) httpd.conf from the previous version I had installed doesn't have index.php in the DirectoryIndex directive, but it does have Duh! brain fade; that should say: ...does have index.php in the DirectoryIndex directive, and it also has Mark --- avast

Re: [lorenl@alzatex.com: Re: Mounting a samba share on boot?]

2005-02-01 Thread Mark Ovens
Ruben de Groot wrote: On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 05:47:53AM -0800, Loren M. Lang typed: On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 12:38:53PM +, Mark Ovens wrote: Loren M. Lang wrote: replacing MYWORKGROUP, SERVER, USER, secret as neccessary. Make sure nsmb.conf is only readable by root. Add the following line

Re: Booting FreeBSD-5.3 from NTLDR

2005-02-02 Thread Mark Ovens
Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote: On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 01:48:47 -0800, Loren M. Lang [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Unless BootPart specifically know about how the freebsd boot loaders work and how to reconize them, I doubt that it's modifying those parameters. Now the last 66 bytes of the MBR stores the

Re: Within X, how can I see console messages?

2005-02-04 Thread Mark Ovens
Nathan Kinkade wrote: On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 06:13:01PM +0100, Benjamin Walkenhorst wrote: Steven Friedrich wrote: I know I can Control-Alt-F1 to go back to the console, but is there a way to see these messages in an xterm or something? xconsole When xdm starts, xconsole gets started, too,

Re: what are patches ?

2005-02-04 Thread Mark Ovens
Tom Huppi wrote: Almost totally unrelated, but this reminds me of a very pleasant conversation I had with on of the early FreeBSD developers. He mentioned that the FreeBSD project grew out of what was known as 'the unofficial 386BSD patch kit' or something like that name. He said that it got to

Re: cracked out floppy install

2005-02-09 Thread Mark Ovens
daniel wrote: On February 7, 2005 10:40 pm, Chris Hill wrote: On Mon, 7 Feb 2005, daniel wrote: i've been trying to install freebsd-5.3RELEASE on this old computer on and off for days now. i downloaded the floppies, watched the thing boot and each and every time, it'll get to the little

Re: Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo such as NetBSD!!!

2005-02-09 Thread Mark Ovens
Charles-André Landemaine wrote: This will sign the death of FreeBSD. How could they believe such crap?! Who said beastie is evil?! This is totally non-sense, it's a logo, it's not the CD cover of a heavy-metal release...! I think the reasons are the same as NetBSD. Do extremist Republicans

Re: Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo such as NetBSD!!!

2005-02-09 Thread Mark Ovens
Louis LeBlanc wrote: On 02/09/05 04:32 PM, Charles-André Landemaine sat at the `puter and typed: This will sign the death of FreeBSD. How could they believe such crap?! Who said beastie is evil?! This is totally non-sense, it's a logo, it's not the CD cover of a heavy-metal release...! I think the

Re: start of daemons

2005-02-09 Thread Mark Ovens
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello, I have installed apache and spamd from source and would like for them to start on bootup. How do I do that? (there are no .sh scripts for them in /usr/local/etc/rc.d) For apache add ''apache_enable=YES'' to /etc/rc.conf There should be apache.sh in

Re: Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo suchasNetBSD!!!

2005-02-10 Thread Mark Ovens
Anthony Atkielski wrote: Linux is a great case in point. What a pity that when people finally looked at something like UNIX, it turned out to not be UNIX at all, but someone cooked up in a schoolkid's garage. History repeating itself? Microsoft began life in Bill Gates' garage didn't it? A

portupgrade(1) kde fails

2004-07-26 Thread Mark Ovens
I'm trying to upgrade kde (the meta-port), 3.1.2-3.2.3_1 using portupgrade(1) but it fails trying to install kdelibs. Can anyone shed any light on what's wrong? FreeBSD redshift 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #2: Sun Jul 25 19:19:46 BST 2004 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/REDSHIFT

Re: portupgrade(1) kde fails

2004-07-26 Thread Mark Ovens
for the reply. Regards, Mark Kent On Monday 26 July 2004 05:40 am, Kent Stewart wrote: On Monday 26 July 2004 05:20 am, Mark Ovens wrote: I'm trying to upgrade kde (the meta-port), 3.1.2-3.2.3_1 using portupgrade(1) but it fails trying to install kdelibs. Can anyone shed any light on what's wrong

Re: Questions regarding /etc/make.conf

2004-07-26 Thread Mark Ovens
Henrik W Lund wrote: Greetings! No, nothing you put into make.conf will affect already installed software. This file is for setting build-time options, and as such will only affect subsequent software builds. And yes, rebuilding and reinstalling a package you already have qualifies as a

Re: 3COM NIC Card???

2004-07-26 Thread Mark Ovens
Hakim Singhji wrote: Hello All, I recently purchased a pair of 3Com 3C905CTXM EtherLink XL PCI TX Network adapter PCI 100 Mbps NIC Cards and I wanted to know if they are compatible with FreeBSD 4.10 (stable). Could someone please give me some feedback on this thanks. Yes,

Re: portupgrade(1) kde fails

2004-07-26 Thread Mark Ovens
Kent Stewart wrote: Kdelibs has the new files and when you try to update kdebase later, it messes up the install. That is why you have to delete kdebase first. If the files had been moved from kdelibs into kdebase, it wouldn't have mattered. Ah, I see. OK, I'll give it a spin. Thanks for the

Re: Random Freeze

2004-07-27 Thread Mark Ovens
Karol Kwiatkowski wrote: Joseph Peterson wrote: Unfortunately that is not the solution to my problem, I've run memtest86 on my laptop several times and found no problems... any other thoughts? =) -joe Just a thought: Have you build your world and / or kernel from source? If that's the case double

Re: Random Freeze

2004-07-27 Thread Mark Ovens
Karol Kwiatkowski wrote: Mark Ovens wrote: I'm seeing the same problem on my dual Athlon box. The freezes are totally random AFAICT, sometimes when the machine is just idling. I've not used any CPU-specific make options but may try setting some to see if it makes a difference. One thing though

Console in X

2004-07-28 Thread Mark Ovens
If I put this in ~/.xinitrc exec startkde /dev/console 21 to redirect messages to the console in order to read them in xconsole, X starts and immediately exits with the error: /home/mark/.xinitrc: cannot create /dev/console: permission denied I've uncommented this line in /etc/fbtab:

(SOLVED) Console in X

2004-07-28 Thread Mark Ovens
Mark Ovens wrote: If I put this in ~/.xinitrc exec startkde /dev/console 21 to redirect messages to the console in order to read them in xconsole, X starts and immediately exits with the error: /home/mark/.xinitrc: cannot create /dev/console: permission denied I've uncommented this line

[Fwd: Re: Random Freeze]

2004-07-28 Thread Mark Ovens
Paul Mather wrote: Mark, When you do, look for PREEMPTION. That should speed up the search. :-) Yes, I searched the mailing lsts and found it, deleted #define PREEMPTION from sys/i38i6/include/param.h, rebuilt my kernel and the machine has been up for 13 hours now :-) Only thing is the

Re: KDE vs Gnome

2004-07-29 Thread Mark Ovens
Chris wrote: Sandbox Video Productions wrote: IF i install both gnome kde. how do i choose which one i want to start up. It seem that it only starts the GUI that was installed last. __ Do you Yahoo!? New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - Send 10MB messages!

Re: backspace and delete keys behavior

2004-07-30 Thread Mark Ovens
Mariano Guadagnini wrote: Hi guys, I am new to Freebsd (after years of linux) and, althought system installation and configuration was quite seamlessly, I've an issue with the delete key of my keyboard (101 keys us layout): In xterm, the backspace key works ok, but when I press del, it prints

Re: backspace and delete keys behavior

2004-07-30 Thread Mark Ovens
Peter Ryan wrote: I've got the same thing on the 2 machines i am experimenting with. I am new and thought it was a standard feature :) I also defined a standard US 101 keyboard. Makes me think there is a setting or choice at installation that deals with this, rather than having to patch

Re: backspace and delete keys behavior

2004-07-31 Thread Mark Ovens
Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote: On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:30:59 +0100 Mark Ovens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Peter Ryan wrote: I've got the same thing on the 2 machines i am experimenting with. I am new and thought it was a standard feature :) I also defined a standard US 101 keyboard. Makes me think

Re: Top posting solution

2004-08-11 Thread Mark Ovens
Chris wrote: Paul Schmehl wrote: --On Tuesday, August 10, 2004 05:45:58 PM -0400 JJB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Over the years I have seen many posts on this list where Unix hard liners complain about people posting their replies to the top of the email messages on this list. The fact of life is

Logging router errors using syslog

2004-08-26 Thread Mark Ovens
FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE My ADSL router/modem, Zyxel P650R-31, supports error logging to a remote *nix host using syslog but I can't get it to work. The router has been set up to log to the local2 facility and I've added these lines to the end of /etc/syslog.conf: !* +P650R-31 local2

Re: Logging router errors using syslog

2004-08-26 Thread Mark Ovens
Martin Hasenbein wrote: On 26 Aug 2004 (13:55:35) [1093521335], Mark Ovens wrote: Hi Mark, The router has been set up to log to the local2 facility and I've added these lines to the end of /etc/syslog.conf: !* +P650R-31 local2 /var/log/router/zyxel Can anyuone suggest why

Re: Logging router errors using syslog

2004-08-26 Thread Mark Ovens
Martin Hasenbein wrote: On 26 Aug 2004 (15:30:52) [1093527052], Mark Ovens wrote: Hi Mark, Thanks, yes, I was. I've changed it and restarted without ''-s'' but it still doesn't appear to be logging anything - I configured the router to log everything so the file should grow quite quickly. Do

Package version problem with portupgrade(1)

2004-09-01 Thread Mark Ovens
FreeBSD postie 4.9-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE #1: Sun Mar 21 19:46:39 GMT 2004 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/POSTIE i386 I'm trying to upgrade cups-base on this system, using packages (as the machine doesn't really have enough grunt for building ports), with portupgrade, but it

Re: Package version problem with portupgrade(1)

2004-09-01 Thread Mark Ovens
kstewart wrote: Well, png is up to png-1.2.5_8 and if you did a recent cvsup and recreated your INDEXs, that is what you should be seeing. OK, portupgrade(1) _is_ looking for 1.2.5_8 but it is trying to get it from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4.9-release/All where the

Re: Package version problem with portupgrade(1)

2004-09-03 Thread Mark Ovens
kstewart wrote: His PACKAGESITE environment variable is set to a wrong location. I think that he needs to set it using something like setenv PACKAGESITE ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4-stable/All Thanks Kent, but it didn't work. Setting it made it search in

Epson C66 doesn't work with Epson drivers (print/pips-sc65_66s port)

2004-09-07 Thread Mark Ovens
I originally posted this in -ports but despite some suggestions it is still a problem. Hopefully someone here may be able to shed some light? I'm (now) running FreeBSD postie 4.10-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE #0: Tue May 25 22:47:12 GMT 2004 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC

Re: pkgdb format

2005-12-29 Thread Mark Ovens
Kent Stewart wrote: On Wednesday 07 December 2005 12:55 pm, eoghan wrote: Hello Ive recently upgraded to 6.0 and I decided to upgrade my ports... So I ran a: portupgrade -af Its running fine, but each time its upgrade a port I get: [Updating the pkgdb format:bdb1_btree in /var/db/pkg ... Failed

Re: pkgdb format

2005-12-29 Thread Mark Ovens
Colin Percival wrote: Mark Ovens wrote: After reading this thread, I killed the upgrade, deleted INDEX-6, INDEX-6.db, and pkgdb.db; rebuilt pkgdb.db using `pkgdb -u' and re-ran `portupgrade -af' It started off OK (using dbm_hash) but after a couple of hours it had started continually

Problem with local rc.d scripts in 6.0

2006-01-04 Thread Mark Ovens
Since src u/g 5.4-6 the *_enable variables in rc.conf for local rc.d scripts are being ignored. For example, neither lisad (for KDE LAN Browsing) or giftd (for giFT) are starting. In rc.conf I have: lisa_enable=YES # Lisa daemon for LAN Browsing in Konqueror giftd_enable=YES

Re: System time suddenly changed after reboot.

2006-01-10 Thread Mark Ovens
Scott Ballantyne wrote: Running 5.3-RELEASE. After many years of using FreeBSD, and as many reboots or more, I had occasion to reboot today, and a few hours later discovered to my horror that the system time had suddenly been moved ahead to the year 2020! I did the best I could with the

Virtual CD drive for FreeBSD?

2006-01-10 Thread Mark Ovens
Is there such a thing as a virtual CD drive in the Ports. Something that allows you to treat an ISO image file - data or audio - as though it were a real CD in a real drive? Like Nero ImageDrive in Windows. TIA Regards, Mark ___

Re: 80 pin SCSI hard drives.

2006-02-17 Thread Mark Ovens
Alfredo Finelli wrote: I have 80 pin SCSI discs mounted in hot-swappable trays on a SCSI backplane which takes care also of powering them up and of SCSI termination. This is one way of using them. I also have the same drives in a different system connected to normal SCSI LVD cable using

Quick and simple ssh(1) question

2004-09-13 Thread Mark Ovens
Is it correct that you can't ssh(1) between two machines on the same LAN (using NAT) _via the Internet?_ Strange question I know, but I need to be able to access one of my machines, postie, remotely. I've got sshd(8) running and can ssh(1) to it from a local machine using it's local hostname.

Re: Quick and simple ssh(1) question

2004-09-13 Thread Mark Ovens
Chuck Swiger wrote: Mark Ovens wrote: Is it correct that you can't ssh(1) between two machines on the same LAN (using NAT) _via the Internet?_ Strange question I know, but I need to be able to access one of my machines, postie, remotely. I've got sshd(8) running and can ssh(1) to it from

Re: Quick and simple ssh(1) question

2004-09-13 Thread Mark Ovens
Erik Trulsson wrote: On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 10:15:47PM +0100, Mark Ovens wrote: Is it correct that you can't ssh(1) between two machines on the same LAN (using NAT) _via the Internet?_ What do you mean 'via the Internet'? If both machines are on the same LAN any connections between them

Re: RELENG_5: KDE upgrade Catch-22

2004-09-17 Thread Mark Ovens
Michael Nottebrock wrote: On Friday 17 September 2004 21:14, Mark Ovens wrote: Hmmm, if I delete XFree86-libraries then X won't run, and without libXinerama.so.1 KDE won't run :-/ Anyone have a solution to this conundrum please? Yes: Update all of XFree86 to the latest version in ports (4.4

Re: SCSI Shock Advice !

2004-09-23 Thread Mark Ovens
Graham Bentley wrote: Hi All, When I was about to install the new drive which was sitting on top of the system box I tilted the box to move the disc access LED lead onto the SCSI card. My nice new SCSI disc slid off and hit the MDF worktop - Agh ! I reckon the drop height was about 14 ~ do you

Postfix/fetchmail problem

2004-11-19 Thread Mark Ovens
I've set up postfix, fetchmail, and courier-imap on a FreeBSD box (4.10) and got it working - for one account. When I added a second account it goes wrong; all mail gets sent to the user that fetchmail is running as. My .fetchmailrc contains poll pop.myisp.com protocol POP3 user mark

Re: USB mouse support

2004-11-27 Thread Mark Ovens
Trey Sizemore wrote: I've just installed FreeBSD 5.3 on my desktop machine (P4 2.8GHz with 512MB RAM) and cannot get my mouse pointer to move in KDE. It is a Microsoft Wireless Optical 2.0 mouse (USB) and I have the following section in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file: Driver mouse Option Protocol

Re: what does rm // delete?

2004-11-28 Thread Mark Ovens
Oliver Fuchs wrote: Hi, I had a directory which contained the following: ls showed me simple this: ? with 0 bytes ls -axl showed me nothing So I tried to delete the directory but could not succeed with rm -R because the directory is not empty. I changed to the directory and tried to delete

Re: USB mouse support

2004-11-28 Thread Mark Ovens
On Sat November 27 2004 22:26, Trey Sizemore wrote: Mark Ovens wrote: Trey Sizemore wrote: I've just installed FreeBSD 5.3 on my desktop machine (P4 2.8GHz with 512MB RAM) and cannot get my mouse pointer to move in KDE. It is a Microsoft Wireless Optical 2.0 mouse (USB) and I have

Re: USB mouse support

2004-11-28 Thread Mark Ovens
On Sun November 28 2004 18:28, Trey Sizemore wrote: Hmmm...not sure why mine's not working then. Is your mouse the wireless version? Mine says Microsoft Wireless Mouse 2.0 (it's kind of a light purple color ). Yes, same as mine. You did change ''moused_port'' in /etc/rc.conf to /dev/psm0

Re: USB mouse support

2004-11-28 Thread Mark Ovens
On Sun November 28 2004 19:35, Trey Sizemore wrote: Mark Ovens wrote: On Sun November 28 2004 18:28, Trey Sizemore wrote: Hmmm...not sure why mine's not working then. Is your mouse the wireless version? Mine says Microsoft Wireless Mouse 2.0 (it's kind of a light purple color ). Yes

Re: USB mouse support

2004-11-28 Thread Mark Ovens
On Sun November 28 2004 22:22, Trey Sizemore wrote: Mark Ovens wrote: On Sun November 28 2004 18:28, Trey Sizemore wrote: Hmmm...not sure why mine's not working then. Is your mouse the wireless version? Mine says Microsoft Wireless Mouse 2.0 (it's kind of a light purple color ). Yes

Re: USB mouse support

2004-11-29 Thread Mark Ovens
On Mon November 29 2004 02:32, Robert Huff wrote: Trey Sizemore writes: OK...making some progress now. I have these entries (except I'm using /dev/psm0 for the time being) and now the mouse is jumping to the upper left corner of the screen and flickering menus mysteriously. Moving

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