FreeBSD: FAQ

  • What is FreeBSD?
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    What is FreeBSD? Briefly, FreeBSD is a UN*X-like operating system for the i386 and Alpha/

  • What is the goal of the FreeBSD Project?
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    What is the goal of the FreeBSD Project? The goal of the FreeBSD Project is to provide so

  • Does the FreeBSD license have any restrictions?
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    Does the FreeBSD license have any restrictions? Yes. Those restrictions do not control ho

  • Can FreeBSD replace my current operating system?
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    Can FreeBSD replace my current operating system? For most people, yes. But this question

  • Why is it called FreeBSD?
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    Why is it called FreeBSD? It may be used free of charge, even by commercial users.

  • What is the latest version of FreeBSD?
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    What is the latest version of FreeBSD? Version 4.6 is the latest RELEASE version;

  • What is FreeBSD-CURRENT?
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    What is FreeBSD-CURRENT? FreeBSD-CURRENT is the development version of the operating s

  • What is the FreeBSD-STABLE concept?
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    What is the FreeBSD-STABLE concept? Back when FreeBSD 2.0.5 was r

  • When are FreeBSD releases made?
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    When are FreeBSD releases made? The Release Engineering Team < re@FreeBSD.org > releas

  • Who is responsible for FreeBSD?
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    Who is responsible for FreeBSD? The key decisions concerning the FreeBSD project, such as

  • Where can I get FreeBSD?
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    Where can I get FreeBSD? Every significant release of FreeBSD is available via anonymous

  • How do I access the Problem Report database?
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    How do I access the Problem Report database? The Problem Report database of all user chan

  • How do I become a FreeBSD Web mirror?
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    How do I become a FreeBSD Web mirror? There are multiple ways to mirror the Web pages.

  • What other sources of information are there?
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    What other sources of information are there? Please check the Documentation list on th

  • What good books are there about FreeBSD?
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    What good books are there about FreeBSD? The project produces a wide range of documentati

  • Is the documentation available in other formats, such as plain text (ASCII), or Postscript?
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    Is the documentation available in other formats, such as plain text (ASCII), or Postscript?

  • Where do I find info on the FreeBSD mailing lists?
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    Where do I find info on the FreeBSD mailing lists? You can find full information in the

  • Where do I find the FreeBSD Y2K info?
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    Where do I find the FreeBSD Y2K info? You can find full information in the FreeBSD Y2K

  • What FreeBSD news groups are available?
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    What FreeBSD news groups are available? You can find full information in the Handbook e

  • Are there FreeBSD IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels?
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    Are there FreeBSD IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels? Yes, most major IRC networks host a

  • Where can I get commercial FreeBSD training and support?
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    Where can I get commercial FreeBSD training and support? DaemonNews provides commercial t

  • Which file do I download to get FreeBSD?
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    Which file do I download to get FreeBSD? Prior to release 3.1, you only needed one floppy

  • What do I do if the floppy images does not fit on a single floppy?
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    What do I do if the floppy images does not fit on a single floppy? A 3.5 inch (1.44MB) fl

  • Where are the instructions for installing FreeBSD?
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    Where are the instructions for installing FreeBSD? Installation instructions can be found

  • What do I need in order to run FreeBSD?
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    What do I need in order to run FreeBSD? You will need a 386 or better PC, with 5 MB or mo

  • I have only 4 MB of RAM. Can I install FreeBSD?
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    I have only 4 MB of RAM. Can I install FreeBSD? FreeBSD 2.1.7 was the last version of Fre

  • How can I make my own custom install floppy?
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    How can I make my own custom install floppy? Currently there is no way to just make a

  • Can I have more than one operating system on my PC?
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    Can I have more than one operating system on my PC? Have a look at the multi-OS page .

  • Can Windows 95/98 co-exist with FreeBSD?
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    Can Windows 95/98 co-exist with FreeBSD? Install Windows 95/98 first, after that FreeBSD.

  • Windows 95/98 killed my boot manager! How do I get it back?
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    Windows 95/98 killed my boot manager! How do I get it back? You c

  • My A, T, or X series IBM Thinkpad locks up when I first booted up my FreeBSD installation. How can I solve this?
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    My A, T, or X series IBM Thinkpad locks up when I first booted up my FreeBSD installation. How

  • Can I install on a disk with bad blocks?
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    Can I install on a disk with bad blocks? Prior to 3.0, FreeBSD included a utility known a

  • I have just upgraded from 3.X to 4.X, and my first boot failed with ``bad sector table not supported''
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    I have just upgraded from 3.X to 4.X, and my first boot failed with `` bad sector table not sup

  • How do I tell if a drive has bad144 information on it before I try to upgrade to FreeBSD 4.0 and it fails?
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    How do I tell if a drive has bad144 information on it before I try to upgrade to FreeBSD 4.0

  • How do I remove bad144 from my pre-4.X system so I can upgrade safely?
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    How do I remove bad144 from my pre-4.X system so I can upgrade safely? Use disklabel -

  • Strange things happen when I boot the install floppy! What is happening?
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    Strange things happen when I boot the install floppy! What is happening? If you are seein

  • I booted from my ATAPI CDROM, but the install program says no CDROM is found. Where did it go?
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    I booted from my ATAPI CDROM, but the install program says no CDROM is found. Where did it go?

  • Can I install on my laptop over PLIP (Parallel Line IP)?
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    Can I install on my laptop over PLIP (Parallel Line IP)? Yes. Use a standard Laplink cabl

  • Which geometry should I use for a disk drive?
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    Which geometry should I use for a disk drive? Note: By the ``geometry'' of a disk, w

  • Are there any restrictions on how I divide the disk up?
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    Are there any restrictions on how I divide the disk up? Yes. You must make sure that your

  • Is FreeBSD compatible with any disk managers?
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    Is FreeBSD compatible with any disk managers? FreeBSD recognizes the Ontrack Disk Manager

  • When I boot FreeBSD I get ``Missing Operating System''. What is happening?
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    When I boot FreeBSD I get `` Missing Operating System ''. What is happening? This is clas

  • Why can I not get past the boot manager's F? prompt?
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    Why can I not get past the boot manager's F? prompt? This is another symptom of the pro

  • Do I need to install the complete sources?
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    Do I need to install the complete sources? In general, no. However, we would strongly rec

  • Do I need to build a kernel?
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    Do I need to build a kernel? Building a new kernel was originally pretty much a required

  • Should I use DES, Blowfish, or MD5 passwords and how do I specify which form my users receive?
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    Should I use DES, Blowfish, or MD5 passwords and how do I specify which form my users receive?

  • Why does the boot floppy start, but hang at the Probing Devices... screen?
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    Why does the boot floppy start, but hang at the Probing Devices... screen? If you have

  • Why do I get a ``panic: can't mount root'' error when rebooting the system after installation?
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    Why do I get a `` panic: can't mount root '' error when rebooting the system after installation

  • What are the limits for memory?
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    What are the limits for memory? For memory, the limit is 4 gigabytes. This configuration

  • What are the limits for ffs filesystems?
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    What are the limits for ffs filesystems? For ffs filesystems, the maximum theoretical lim

  • Why do I get an error message, ``archsw.readin.failed'' after compiling and booting a new kernel?
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    Why do I get an error message, `` archsw.readin.failed '' after compiling and booting a new ker

  • How do I upgrade from 3.X -> 4.X?
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    How do I upgrade from 3.X -> 4.X? We strongly recommend that you use binary snapshots

  • What are these ``security profiles''?
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    What are these ``security profiles''? A ``security profile'' is a set of configuration op

  • Does FreeBSD support architectures other than the x86?
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    Does FreeBSD support architectures other than the x86? Yes. FreeBSD currently runs on bot

  • I want to get a piece of hardware for my FreeBSD system. Which model/brand/type is best?
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    I want to get a piece of hardware for my FreeBSD system. Which model/brand/type is best?

  • What kind of hard drives does FreeBSD support?
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    What kind of hard drives does FreeBSD support? FreeBSD supports EIDE and SCSI drives (wit

  • Which SCSI controllers are supported?
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    Which SCSI controllers are supported? See the complete list in the current Hardware Not

  • Which CDROM drives are supported by FreeBSD?
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    Which CDROM drives are supported by FreeBSD? Any SCSI drive connected to a supported cont

  • Which CD-RW drives are supported by FreeBSD?
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    Which CD-RW drives are supported by FreeBSD? FreeBSD supports any ATAPI-compatible IDE CD

  • Does FreeBSD support ZIP drives?
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    Does FreeBSD support ZIP drives? FreeBSD supports the SCSI ZIP drive out of the box, of c

  • Does FreeBSD support JAZ, EZ and other removable drives?
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    Does FreeBSD support JAZ, EZ and other removable drives? Apart from the IDE version of th

  • Which multi-port serial cards are supported by FreeBSD?
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    Which multi-port serial cards are supported by FreeBSD? There is a list of these in the

  • Does FreeBSD support my USB keyboard?
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    Does FreeBSD support my USB keyboard? USB device support was adde

  • I have an unusual bus mouse. How do I set it up?
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    I have an unusual bus mouse. How do I set it up? FreeBSD supports

  • How do I use my PS/2 (``mouse port'' or ``keyboard'') mouse?
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    How do I use my PS/2 (``mouse port'' or ``keyboard'') mouse? If y

  • Is it possible to make use of a mouse in any way outside the X Window system?
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    Is it possible to make use of a mouse in any way outside the X Window system?

  • How do I cut and paste text with mouse in the text console?
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    How do I cut and paste text with mouse in the text console? Once you get the mouse daemon

  • Does FreeBSD support any USB mice?
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    Does FreeBSD support any USB mice? Preliminary USB device support

  • My mouse has a fancy wheel and buttons. Can I use them in FreeBSD?
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    My mouse has a fancy wheel and buttons. Can I use them in FreeBSD? The answer is, unfortu

  • Why does my wheel-equipped PS/2 mouse cause my mouse cursor to jump around the screen?
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    Why does my wheel-equipped PS/2 mouse cause my mouse cursor to jump around the screen?

  • How do I use the mouse/trackball/touchpad on my laptop?
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    How do I use the mouse/trackball/touchpad on my laptop? Please refer to the answer to t

  • What types of tape drives are supported?
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    What types of tape drives are supported? FreeBSD supports SCSI and QIC-36 (with a QIC-02

  • Does FreeBSD support tape changers?
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    Does FreeBSD support tape changers? FreeBSD 2.2 supports SCSI changers using the ch

  • Which sound cards are supported by FreeBSD?
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    Which sound cards are supported by FreeBSD? FreeBSD supports the SoundBlaster, SoundBlast

  • Workarounds for no sound from es1370 with pcm driver?
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    Workarounds for no sound from es1370 with pcm driver? You can run

  • Which network cards does FreeBSD support?
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    Which network cards does FreeBSD support? See the Ethernet cards section of the handbo

  • I do not have a math co-processor - is that bad?
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    I do not have a math co-processor - is that bad? Note: This will only affect 386/486

  • What other devices does FreeBSD support?
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    What other devices does FreeBSD support? See the Handbook for the list of other device

  • Does FreeBSD support power management on my laptop?
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    Does FreeBSD support power management on my laptop? FreeBSD supports APM on certain mac

  • Why does my Micron system hang at boot time?
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    Why does my Micron system hang at boot time? Certain Micron motherboards have a non-confo

  • Why does FreeBSD not recognize my Adaptec SCSI controller card?
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    Why does FreeBSD not recognize my Adaptec SCSI controller card? The newer AIC789x series

  • Why is FreeBSD not finding my internal Plug & Play modem?
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    Why is FreeBSD not finding my internal Plug & Play modem? You wil

  • Does FreeBSD support software modems, such as Winmodems?
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    Does FreeBSD support software modems, such as Winmodems? FreeBSD supports many software m

  • How do I get the boot: prompt to show on the serial console?
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    How do I get the boot: prompt to show on the serial console? Build a kernel with

  • Why does my 3Com PCI network card not work with my Micron computer?
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    Why does my 3Com PCI network card not work with my Micron computer? Certain Micron mother

  • Does FreeBSD support Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP)?
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    Does FreeBSD support Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP)? SMP is supported in 3.0-STABLE and

  • The boot floppy hangs on a system with an ASUS K7V motherboard. How do I fix this?
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    The boot floppy hangs on a system with an ASUS K7V motherboard. How do I fix this? Go int

  • What do I do when I have bad blocks on my hard drive?
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    What do I do when I have bad blocks on my hard drive? With SCSI d

  • Why does FreeBSD not recognize my Bustek 742a EISA SCSI controller?
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    Why does FreeBSD not recognize my Bustek 742a EISA SCSI controller? This info is specific

  • Why does FreeBSD not detect my HP Netserver's SCSI controller?
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    Why does FreeBSD not detect my HP Netserver's SCSI controller? Th

  • What is going on with my CMD640 IDE controller?
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    What is going on with my CMD640 IDE controller? It is broken. It cannot handle commands o

  • I keep seeing messages like ``ed1: timeout''. What do these messages mean?
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    I keep seeing messages like `` ed1: timeout ''. What do these messages mean? This is usua

  • Why did my 3COM 3C509 card stop working for no apparent reason?
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    Why did my 3COM 3C509 card stop working for no apparent reason? This card has a bad habit

  • My parallel printer is ridiculously slow. What can I do?
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    My parallel printer is ridiculously slow. What can I do? If the only problem is that the

  • Why do my programs occasionally die with ``Signal 11'' errors?
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    Why do my programs occasionally die with `` Signal 11 '' errors? Signal 11 errors are cau

  • My system crashes with either ``Fatal trap 12: page fault in kernel mode'', or ``panic:'', and spits out a bunch of information. What should I do?
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    My system crashes with either `` Fatal trap 12: page fault in kernel mode '', or `` panic: '',

  • Why does the screen go black and lose sync when I boot?
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    Why does the screen go black and lose sync when I boot? This is a known problem with the

  • Why does FreeBSD only use 64 MB of RAM when my system has 128 MB of RAM installed?
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    Why does FreeBSD only use 64 MB of RAM when my system has 128 MB of RAM installed? Due to

  • Why does FreeBSD 2.0 panic with ``kmem_map too small!''?
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    Why does FreeBSD 2.0 panic with `` kmem_map too small! ''? Note: The message may als

  • Why do I get the error ``/kernel: proc: table is full''?
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    Why do I get the error `` /kernel: proc: table is full ''? The FreeBSD kernel will only a

  • Why do I get an error reading ``CMAP busy'' when rebooting with a new kernel?
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    Why do I get an error reading `` CMAP busy '' when rebooting with a new kernel?

  • What does the message ``ahc0: brkadrint, Illegal Host Access at seqaddr 0x0'' mean?
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    What does the message `` ahc0: brkadrint, Illegal Host Access at seqaddr 0x0 '' mean? Thi

  • When I boot my system, I get the error ``ahc0: illegal cable configuration''. My cabling is correct. What is going on?
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    When I boot my system, I get the error `` ahc0: illegal cable configuration ''. My cabling is c

  • Why does Sendmail give me an error reading ````mail loops back to myself''''?
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    Why does Sendmail give me an error reading ```` mail loops back to myself ''''? This is a

  • Why do full screen applications on remote machines misbehave?
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    Why do full screen applications on remote machines misbehave? The remote machine may be s

  • Why does my machine print ``calcru: negative time...''?
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    Why does my machine print `` calcru: negative time... ''? This ca

  • I see ``pcm0 not found'' or my sound card is found as pcm1 but I have device pcm0 in my kernel config file. What is going on?
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    I see `` pcm0 not found '' or my sound card is found as pcm1 but I have device pcm0 in my k

  • Why is my PnP card no longer found (or found as unknown) since upgrading to FreeBSD 4.x?
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    Why is my PnP card no longer found (or found as unknown ) since upgrading to FreeBSD 4.x?

  • Why do I get the error ``nlist failed'' when running, for example, top or systat?
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    Why do I get the error `` nlist failed '' when running, for example, top or systat ? T

  • Why does it take so long to connect to my computer via ssh or telnet?
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    Why does it take so long to connect to my computer via ssh or telnet ? The symptom: th

  • What does ``stray IRQ'' mean?
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    What does `` stray IRQ '' mean? Stray IRQs are indications of hardware IRQ glitches, most

  • Why does ``file: table is full'' show up repeatedly in dmesg?
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    Why does `` file: table is full '' show up repeatedly in dmesg? This error message indic

  • Why does the clock on my laptop keep incorrect time?
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    Why does the clock on my laptop keep incorrect time? Your laptop

  • Why did my laptop fail to correctly probe PC cards?
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    Why did my laptop fail to correctly probe PC cards? This problem is common on laptops tha

  • Why does FreeBSD's boot loader display ``Read error'' and stop after the BIOS screen?
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    Why does FreeBSD's boot loader display `` Read error '' and stop after the BIOS screen? F

  • Another operating system destroyed my Boot Manager. How do I get it back?
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    Another operating system destroyed my Boot Manager. How do I get it back? Enter sysi

  • What does the error ``swap_pager: indefinite wait buffer:'' mean?
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    What does the error `` swap_pager: indefinite wait buffer: '' mean? This means that a pro

  • Where can I get an Office Suite for FreeBSD?
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    Where can I get an Office Suite for FreeBSD? The FreeBSD Mall offers a FreeBSD

  • Where can I get Motif for FreeBSD?
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    Where can I get Motif for FreeBSD? The Open Group has released the source code to Motif 2

  • Where can I get CDE for FreeBSD?
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    Where can I get CDE for FreeBSD? Xi Graphics used to sell CDE for FreeBSD, but no long

  • Are there any commercial high-performance X servers?
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    Are there any commercial high-performance X servers? Yes, Xi Graphics and Metro Link

  • Are there any Database systems for FreeBSD?
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    Are there any Database systems for FreeBSD? Yes! See the Commercial Vendors section of

  • Can I run Oracle on FreeBSD?
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    Can I run Oracle on FreeBSD? Yes. The following pages tell you exactly how to setup Linux

  • So, where are all the user applications?
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    So, where are all the user applications? Please take a look at the ports page for info

  • Where do I find libc.so.3.0?
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    Where do I find libc.so.3.0? You are trying to run a package built on 2.2 and later on a

  • Why do I get a message reading ``Error: can't find libc.so.4.0''?
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    Why do I get a message reading `` Error: can't find libc.so.4.0 ''? You accidently downlo

  • Why does ghostscript give lots of errors with my 386/486SX?
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    Why does ghostscript give lots of errors with my 386/486SX? You d

  • Why do SCO/iBCS2 applications bomb on ``socksys''? (FreeBSD 3.0 and older only).
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    Why do SCO/iBCS2 applications bomb on `` socksys ''? (FreeBSD 3.0 and older only).

  • How do I configure INN (Internet News) for my machine?
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    How do I configure INN (Internet News) for my machine? After installing the news/inn

  • What version of Microsoft FrontPage should I get?
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    What version of Microsoft FrontPage should I get? Use the Port, Luke! A pre-patched versi

  • Does FreeBSD support Java?
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    Does FreeBSD support Java? Yes. Please see http://www.FreeBSD.org/java/ .

  • Why can I not build this port on my 3.X-STABLE machine?
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    Why can I not build this port on my 3.X-STABLE machine? If you are running a FreeBSD vers

  • Where do I find ld.so?
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    Where do I find ld.so? a.out applications like Netscape Navigator

  • I updated the sources, now how do I update my installed ports?
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    I updated the sources, now how do I update my installed ports? Fr

  • Why is /bin/sh so minimal? Why does FreeBSD not use bash or another shell?
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    Why is /bin/sh so minimal? Why does FreeBSD not use bash or another shell? Because PO

  • Why do Netscape and Opera take so long to start?
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    Why do Netscape and Opera take so long to start? The usual answer is that DNS on your sys

  • I would like to customize my kernel. Is it difficult?
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    I would like to customize my kernel. Is it difficult? Not at all! Check out the kernel

  • My kernel compiles fail because _hw_float is missing. How do I solve this problem?
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    My kernel compiles fail because _hw_float is missing. How do I solve this problem? Let

  • Why is my kernel so big (over 10MB)?
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    Why is my kernel so big (over 10MB)? Chances are, you compiled yo

  • Why do I get interrupt conflicts with multi-port serial code?
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    Why do I get interrupt conflicts with multi-port serial code? Whe

  • Why does every kernel I try to build fail to compile, even GENERIC?
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    Why does every kernel I try to build fail to compile, even GENERIC? There are a number of

  • How can I add my new hard disk to my FreeBSD system?
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    How can I add my new hard disk to my FreeBSD system? See the Disk Formatting Tutorial at

  • How do I move my system over to my huge new disk?
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    How do I move my system over to my huge new disk? The best way is

  • Will a ``dangerously dedicated'' disk endanger my health?
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    Will a ``dangerously dedicated'' disk endanger my health? The

  • Which partitions can safely use softupdates? I have heard that softupdates on / can cause problems.
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    Which partitions can safely use softupdates? I have heard that softupdates on / can cause pro

  • What is inappropriate about my ccd?
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    What is inappropriate about my ccd? The symptom of this is:

  • Why can I not edit the disklabel on my ccd?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why can I not edit the disklabel on my ccd? The symptom of this i

  • Can I mount other foreign filesystems under FreeBSD?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Can I mount other foreign filesystems under FreeBSD? Digital UNIX UFS CDROMs can

  • How do I mount a secondary DOS partition?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I mount a secondary DOS partition? The secondary DOS parti

  • Is there a cryptographic filesystem for FreeBSD?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Is there a cryptographic filesystem for FreeBSD? Yes; see the security/cfs port.

  • How can I use the NT loader to boot FreeBSD?
    Size: 5 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I use the NT loader to boot FreeBSD? This procedure is sl

  • How do I boot FreeBSD and Linux from LILO?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I boot FreeBSD and Linux from LILO? If you have FreeBSD an

  • How do I boot FreeBSD and Linux using BootEasy?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I boot FreeBSD and Linux using BootEasy? Install LILO at the start of your Linux b

  • How do I change the boot prompt from ??? to something more meaningful?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I change the boot prompt from ??? to something more meaningful? You can not do t

  • I have a new removable drive, how do I use it?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I have a new removable drive, how do I use it? Whether it is a re

  • Why do I get ``Incorrect super block'' when mounting a CDROM?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I get `` Incorrect super block '' when mounting a CDROM? You have to tell mou

  • Why do I get ``Device not configured'' when mounting a CDROM?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I get `` Device not configured '' when mounting a CDROM? This generally means that

  • Why do all non-English characters in filenames show up as ``?'' on my CDs when mounted in FreeBSD?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do all non-English characters in filenames show up as ``?'' on my CDs when mounted in FreeB

  • I burned a CD under FreeBSD and now I can not read it under any other operating system. Why?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I burned a CD under FreeBSD and now I can not read it under any other operating system. Why?

  • How can I create an image of a data CD?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I create an image of a data CD? This is discussed in the Handbook section on du

  • Why can I not mount an audio CD?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why can I not mount an audio CD? If you try to mount an audio CD, you will get an error

  • How do I mount a multi-session CD?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I mount a multi-session CD? By default, mount (8) will attempt to mount t

  • How do I let ordinary users mount floppies, CDROMs and other removable media?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I let ordinary users mount floppies, CDROMs and other removable media?

  • The du and df commands show different amounts of disk space available. What is going on?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    The du and df commands show different amounts of disk space available. What is going on?

  • How can I add more swap space?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I add more swap space? In the Configuration and Tuning section of the Handbook

  • Where are the system start-up configuration files?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Where are the system start-up configuration files? From 2.0.5R to

  • How do I add a user easily?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I add a user easily? Use the adduser (8) command. For more complicated usag

  • Why do I keep getting messages like ``root: not found'' after editing my crontab file?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I keep getting messages like `` root: not found '' after editing my crontab file?

  • Why do I get the error, ``you are not in the correct group to su root'' when I try to su to root?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I get the error, `` you are not in the correct group to su root '' when I try to su to

  • I made a mistake in rc.conf, or another startup file, and now I cannot edit it because the filesystem is read-only. What should I do?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I made a mistake in rc.conf , or another startup file, and now I cannot edit it because the fi

  • Why am I having trouble setting up my printer?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why am I having trouble setting up my printer? Please have a look at the Handbook entry o

  • How can I correct the keyboard mappings for my system?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I correct the keyboard mappings for my system? Please see the Handbook section on

  • Why do I get messages like: ``unknown: can't assign resources'' on boot?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I get messages like: `` unknown: can't assign resources '' on boot? The

  • Why can I not get user quotas to work properly?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why can I not get user quotas to work properly? Do not turn on quotas on / ,

  • Does FreeBSD support System V IPC primitives?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Does FreeBSD support System V IPC primitives? Yes, FreeBSD suppor

  • How do I use sendmail for mail delivery with UUCP?
    Size: 8 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I use sendmail for mail delivery with UUCP? The sendmail c

  • How do I set up mail with a dialup connection to the 'net?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I set up mail with a dialup connection to the 'net? If you

  • What other mail-server software can I use, instead of Sendmail?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What other mail-server software can I use, instead of Sendmail? Sendmail is the defaul

  • I have forgotten the root password! What do I do?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I have forgotten the root password! What do I do? Do not Panic! Simply restart the syst

  • How do I keep Contro---+Al---+Delet
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I keep Contro---+ Al---+ Delet If you are using syscons (

  • How do I reformat DOS text files to Unix ones?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I reformat DOS text files to Unix ones? Simply use this pe

  • How do I kill processes by name?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I kill processes by name? Use killall (1) .

  • Why is su bugging me about not being in root's ACL?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why is su bugging me about not being in root 's ACL? The error comes from the Kerberos d

  • How do I uninstall Kerberos?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I uninstall Kerberos? To remove Kerberos from the system,

  • How do I add pseudoterminals to the system?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I add pseudoterminals to the system? If you have lots of t

  • Why can I not create the snd0 device?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why can I not create the snd0 device? There is no snd

  • How do I re-read /etc/rc.conf and re-start /etc/rc without a reboot?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I re-read /etc/rc.conf and re-start /etc/rc without a reboot?

  • What is a sandbox?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What is a sandbox? ``Sandbox'' is a security term. It can mean two things: A proces

  • What is securelevel?
    Size: 5 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What is securelevel? The securelevel is a security mechanism

  • I tried to update my system to the latest -STABLE, but got -RC or -PRERELEASE! What is going on?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I tried to update my system to the latest -STABLE, but got -RC or -PRERELEASE! What is going on

  • I tried to install a new kernel, and the chflags failed. How do I get around this?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I tried to install a new kernel, and the chflags failed. How do I get around this?

  • I cannot change the time on my system by more than one second! How do I get around this?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I cannot change the time on my system by more than one second! How do I get around this?

  • Why is rpc.statd using 256 megabytes of memory?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why is rpc.statd using 256 megabytes of memory? No, there is no memory leak, and it is

  • Why can I not unset the schg file flag?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why can I not unset the schg file flag? You are running at an elevated (i.e., greater t

  • Why does SSH authentication through .shosts not work by default in recent versions of FreeBSD?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does SSH authentication through .shosts not work by default in recent versions of FreeBSD

  • What is vnlru?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What is vnlru ? vnlru flushes and frees vnodes when the system hits the kern.maxvnode

  • I want to run X, how do I go about it?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I want to run X, how do I go about it? The easiest way is to simply specify that you want

  • I tried to run X, but I get an ``KDENABIO failed (Operation not permitted)'' error when I type startx. What do I do now?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I tried to run X, but I get an `` KDENABIO failed (Operation not permitted) '' error when I

  • Why does my mouse not work with X?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does my mouse not work with X? If you are using syscons (the

  • My mouse has a fancy wheel. Can I use it in X?
    Size: 12 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    My mouse has a fancy wheel. Can I use it in X? Yes. But you need

  • Why do X Window menus and dialog boxes not work right?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do X Window menus and dialog boxes not work right? Try turnin

  • What is a virtual console and how do I make more?
    Size: 6 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What is a virtual console and how do I make more? Virtual console

  • How do I access the virtual consoles from X?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I access the virtual consoles from X? Use Ctrl + Alt + F n to switch back to

  • How do I start XDM on boot?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I start XDM on boot? There are two schools of thought on h

  • Why do I get ``Couldn't open console'' when I run xconsole?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I get `` Couldn't open console '' when I run xconsole? If

  • Before, I was able to run XFree86 as a regular user. Why does it now say that I must be root?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Before, I was able to run XFree86 as a regular user. Why does it now say that I must be root ?

  • Why does my PS/2 mouse misbehave under X?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does my PS/2 mouse misbehave under X? Your mouse and the mous

  • Why does my PS/2 mouse from MouseSystems not work?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does my PS/2 mouse from MouseSystems not work? There have bee

  • When building an X app, imake cannot find Imake.tmpl. Where is it?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    When building an X app, imake cannot find Imake.tmpl . Where is it? Imake.tmpl is pa

  • An X app I am building depends on XFree86 3.3.x, but I have XFree86 4.x installed. What should I do?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    An X app I am building depends on XFree86 3.3.x, but I have XFree86 4.x installed. What should

  • How do I reverse the mouse buttons?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I reverse the mouse buttons? Run the command xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1" from y

  • How do I install a splash screen and where do I find them?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I install a splash screen and where do I find them? Just p

  • Can I use the Windows keys on my keyboard in X?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Can I use the Windows keys on my keyboard in X? Yes. All you n

  • How can I get 3D hardware acceleration for OpenGL?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I get 3D hardware acceleration for OpenGL? The availability of 3D acceleration de

  • Where can I get information on ``diskless booting''?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Where can I get information on ``diskless booting''? ``Diskless booting'' means that the

  • Can a FreeBSD box be used as a dedicated network router?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Can a FreeBSD box be used as a dedicated network router? Yes. Please see the Handbook ent

  • Can I connect my Win95 box to the Internet via FreeBSD?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Can I connect my Win95 box to the Internet via FreeBSD? Typically, people who ask this qu

  • Does FreeBSD support SLIP and PPP?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Does FreeBSD support SLIP and PPP? Yes. See the manual pages for slattach (8) ,

  • Does FreeBSD support NAT or Masquerading?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Does FreeBSD support NAT or Masquerading? If you have a local subnet (one or more local m

  • How do I connect two FreeBSD systems over a parallel line using PLIP?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I connect two FreeBSD systems over a parallel line using PLIP? Please see the PL

  • Why can I not create a /dev/ed0 device?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why can I not create a /dev/ed0 device? Because they aren't necessary. In the Berkeley

  • How can I set up Ethernet aliases?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I set up Ethernet aliases? If the alias is on the same su

  • How do I get my 3C503 to use the other network port?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I get my 3C503 to use the other network port? If you want to use the other ports,

  • Why am I having trouble with NFS and FreeBSD?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why am I having trouble with NFS and FreeBSD? Certain PC network cards are better than ot

  • Why can I not NFS-mount from a Linux box?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why can I not NFS-mount from a Linux box? Some versions of the Li

  • Why can I not NFS-mount from a Sun box?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why can I not NFS-mount from a Sun box? Sun workstations running

  • Why does mountd keep telling me it ``can't change attributes'' and that I have a ``bad exports list'' on my FreeBSD NFS server?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does mountd keep telling me it `` can't change attributes '' and that I have a `` bad exp

  • Why am I having problems talking PPP to NeXTStep machines?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why am I having problems talking PPP to NeXTStep machines? Try di

  • How do I enable IP multicast support?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I enable IP multicast support? Multicast host operations are fully supported in Fr

  • Which network cards are based on the DEC PCI chipset?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Which network cards are based on the DEC PCI chipset? Here is a list compiled by Glen Fos

  • Why do I have to use the FQDN for hosts on my site?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I have to use the FQDN for hosts on my site? You will prob

  • Why do I get an error, ``Permission denied'', for all networking operations?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I get an error, `` Permission denied '', for all networking operations?

  • How much overhead does IPFW incur?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How much overhead does IPFW incur? Please see the Handbook's Firewalls section, specif

  • Why is my ipfw ``fwd'' rule to redirect a service to another machine not working?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why is my ipfw ``fwd'' rule to redirect a service to another machine not working?

  • How can I redirect service requests from one machine to another?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I redirect service requests from one machine to another?

  • Where can I get a bandwidth management tool?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Where can I get a bandwidth management tool? There are three bandwidth management tools a

  • Why do I get ``/dev/bpf0: device not configured''?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I get `` /dev/bpf0: device not configured ''? You are runn

  • How do I mount a disk from a Windows machine that is on my network, like smbmount in Linux?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I mount a disk from a Windows machine that is on my network, like smbmount in Linux?

  • What are these messages about ``icmp-response bandwidth limit 300/200 pps'' in my log files?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What are these messages about ``icmp-response bandwidth limit 300/200 pps'' in my log files?

  • What are these ``arp: unknown hardware address format'' error messages?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What are these `` arp: unknown hardware address format '' error messages? This means that

  • I've just installed CVSup but trying to execute it produces errors. What is wrong?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I've just installed CVSup but trying to execute it produces errors. What is wrong?

  • BIND (named) is listening on port 53 and some other high-numbered port. What is going on?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    BIND ( named ) is listening on port 53 and some other high-numbered port. What is going on?

  • Sendmail is listening on port 587 as well as the standard port 25! What is going on?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Sendmail is listening on port 587 as well as the standard port 25! What is going on? Rece

  • What is this UID 0 toor account? Have I been compromised?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What is this UID 0 toor account? Have I been compromised? Do not worry. toor is an ``

  • Why is suidperl not working properly?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why is suidperl not working properly? For security reasons, su

  • I cannot make ppp(8) work. What am I doing wrong?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I cannot make ppp (8) work. What am I doing wrong? You should

  • Why does ppp(8) hang when I run it?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does ppp (8) hang when I run it? This is usually because y

  • Why will ppp(8) not dial in -auto mode?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why will ppp (8) not dial in -auto mode? First, check that y

  • What does ``No route to host'' mean?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What does `` No route to host '' mean? This error is usually due

  • Why does my connection drop after about 3 minutes?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does my connection drop after about 3 minutes? The default PP

  • Why does my connection drop under heavy load?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does my connection drop under heavy load? If you have Link Qu

  • Why does my connection drop after a random amount of time?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does my connection drop after a random amount of time? Someti

  • Why does my connection hang after a random amount of time?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does my connection hang after a random amount of time? Many people experience hung co

  • The remote end is not responding. What can I do?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    The remote end is not responding. What can I do? There is very li

  • ppp(8) has hung. What can I do?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    ppp (8) has hung. What can I do? Your best bet here is to rebuild ppp (8) by ad

  • Why does nothing happen after the ``Login OK!'' message?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does nothing happen after the ``Login OK!'' message? Prior to

  • I keep seeing errors about magic being the same. What does it mean?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I keep seeing errors about magic being the same. What does it mean?

  • LCP negotiations continue until the connection is closed. What is wrong?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    LCP negotiations continue until the connection is closed. What is wrong?

  • Why does ppp(8) lock up shortly after connection?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does ppp (8) lock up shortly after connection? Prior to ve

  • Why does ppp(8) lock up when I shell out to test it?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does ppp (8) lock up when I shell out to test it? When you execute the shell or

  • Why does ppp(8) over a null-modem cable never exit?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does ppp (8) over a null-modem cable never exit? There is

  • Why does ppp(8) dial for no reason in -auto mode?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does ppp (8) dial for no reason in -auto mode? If

  • What do these CCP errors mean?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What do these CCP errors mean? I keep seeing the following errors

  • Why does ppp(8) lock up during file transfers with IO errors?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does ppp (8) lock up during file transfers with IO errors? Under FreeBSD 2.2.2 and

  • Why does ppp(8) not log my connection speed?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does ppp (8) not log my connection speed? In order to log

  • Why does ppp(8) ignore the \ character in my chat script?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does ppp (8) ignore the \ character in my chat script? P

  • Why does ppp(8) get a seg-fault, but I see no ppp.core file?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does ppp (8) get a seg-fault, but I see no ppp.core file?

  • Why does the process that forces a dial in auto mode never connect?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does the process that forces a dial in auto mode never connect? This was a known prob

  • Why do most games not work with the -nat switch?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do most games not work with the -nat switch? The reason games

  • Has anybody made a list of useful port numbers?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Has anybody made a list of useful port numbers? Not yet, but this is intended to grow int

  • What are FCS errors?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    What are FCS errors? FCS stands for F rame C heck S equence. Each PPP packet has a che

  • Why do MacOS and Windows 98 connections freeze when running PPPoE on the gateway?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do MacOS and Windows 98 connections freeze when running PPPoE on the gateway?

  • None of this helps - I am desperate! What can I do?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    None of this helps - I am desperate! What can I do? If all else fails, send as much infor

  • How do I tell if FreeBSD found my serial ports?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I tell if FreeBSD found my serial ports? As the FreeBSD ke

  • How do I tell if FreeBSD found my modem cards?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I tell if FreeBSD found my modem cards? Refer to the answer to the previous questi

  • I just upgraded to 2.0.5 and my tty0X are missing! How do I solve this problem?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    I just upgraded to 2.0.5 and my tty0 X are missing! How do I solve this problem? Do

  • How do I access the serial ports on FreeBSD?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I access the serial ports on FreeBSD? The third serial port, sio2 (see sio

  • How do I enable support for a multiport serial card?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How do I enable support for a multiport serial card? Again, the s

  • Can FreeBSD handle multiport serial cards sharing irqs?
    Size: 0 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Can FreeBSD handle multiport serial cards sharing irqs? Not yet. You will have to use a d

  • Can I set the default serial parameters for a port?
    Size: 3 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Can I set the default serial parameters for a port? The ttyd X

  • How can I enable dialup logins on my modem?
    Size: 4 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I enable dialup logins on my modem? So you want to become

  • How can I connect a dumb terminal to my FreeBSD box?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I connect a dumb terminal to my FreeBSD box? If you are u

  • Why can I not run tip or cu?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why can I not run tip or cu ? On your system, the programs

  • My stock Hayes modem is not supported---what can I do?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    My stock Hayes modem is not supported---what can I do? Actually, the man page for ti

  • How am I expected to enter these AT commands?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How am I expected to enter these AT commands? Make what is called

  • Why does the <@> sign for the pn capability not work?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does the <@> sign for the pn capability not work? The <@>

  • How can I dial a phone number on the command line?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I dial a phone number on the command line? Put what is ca

  • Do I have to type in the bps rate every time I do that?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Do I have to type in the bps rate every time I do that? Put in an entry for tip1200 or

  • How can I more easily access a number of hosts through a terminal server?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I more easily access a number of hosts through a terminal server?

  • Can tip try more than one line for each site?
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Can tip try more than one line for each site? This is often a pro

  • Why do I have to hit CTR---+
    Size: 2 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why do I have to hit CTR---+ CTRL + P is the default ``force'

  • Why is everything I type suddenly in UPPER CASE?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why is everything I type suddenly in UPPER CASE? You must have pr

  • How can I do file transfers with tip?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I do file transfers with tip ? If you are talking to ano

  • How can I run zmodem with ti---?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    How can I run zmodem with ti---? First, install one of the zmodem programs from the port

  • Why does FreeBSD not find my serial ports, even when the settings are correct?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:9 Jul 2002
    Why does FreeBSD not find my serial ports, even when the settings are correct? Motherboar

  • FreeBSD uses far more swap space than Linux. Why?
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    FreeBSD uses far more swap space than Linux. Why? FreeBSD only appears to use more swap t

  • Why does top show very little free memory even when I have very few programs running?
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    Why does top show very little free memory even when I have very few programs running? T

  • Why use (what are) a.out and ELF executable formats?
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    Why use (what are) a.out and ELF executable formats? To understand why FreeBSD uses the

  • Yes, but why are there so many different formats?
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    Yes, but why are there so many different formats? Back in the dim, dark past, there was s

  • Why will chmod not change the permissions on symlinks?
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    Why will chmod not change the permissions on symlinks? Symlinks d

  • Why are login names restricted to 8 characters or less in FreeBSD 2.2.X and earlier?
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    Why are login names restricted to 8 characters or less in FreeBSD 2.2.X and earlier? You

  • Can I run DOS binaries under FreeBSD?
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    Can I run DOS binaries under FreeBSD? Yes, starting with version 3.0 you can use BSDI's

  • What do I need to do to translate a FreeBSD document into my native language?
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    What do I need to do to translate a FreeBSD document into my native language? See the T

  • Why does my email to any address at FreeBSD.org bounce?
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    Why does my email to any address at FreeBSD.org bounce? The FreeBSD.org mail system imple

  • Where can I find a free FreeBSD account?
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    Where can I find a free FreeBSD account? While FreeBSD does not provide open access to an

  • What is sup, and how do I use it?
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    What is sup , and how do I use it? SUP stands for Software Update Protocol, and was

  • What is the cute little red guy's name?
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    What is the cute little red guy's name? He does not have one, and is just called ``the BS

  • Can I use the BSD daemon image?
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    Can I use the BSD daemon image? Perhaps. The BSD daemon is copyrighted by Marshall Kirk M

  • Do you have any BSD daemon images I could use?
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    Do you have any BSD daemon images I could use? You will find eps and Xfig drawings under

  • What does MFC mean?
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    What does MFC mean? MFC is an acronym for ``Merged From -CURRENT''. It is used in the C

  • What does BSD mean?
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    What does BSD mean? It stands for something in a secret language that only members can

  • What does POLA mean?
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    What does POLA mean? Principle of Least Astonishment. It means that as FreeBSD evolves,

  • What is a repo-copy?
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    What is a repo-copy? A repo-copy (which is a short form of ``repository copy'') refers to

  • Why should I care what color the bikeshed is?
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    Why should I care what color the bikeshed is? The really, really short answer is that you

  • How cool is FreeBSD?
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    How cool is FreeBSD? Q. Has anyone done any temperature testing while running FreeBSD? I

  • Who is scratching in my memory banks??
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    Who is scratching in my memory banks?? Q. Is there anything ``odd'' that FreeBSD does whe

  • How many FreeBSD hackers does it take to change a lightbulb?
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    How many FreeBSD hackers does it take to change a lightbulb? One thousand, one hundred an

  • Where does data written to /dev/null go?
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    Where does data written to /dev/null go? It goes into a special data sink in the CPU wh

  • How can I learn more about FreeBSD's internals?
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    How can I learn more about FreeBSD's internals? At this time, there is no book on FreeBSD

  • How can I contribute to FreeBSD?
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    How can I contribute to FreeBSD? Please see the article on Contributing to FreeBSD for

  • What are SNAPs and RELEASEs?
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    What are SNAPs and RELEASEs? There are currently three active/semi-active branches in the

  • How do I make my own custom release?
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    How do I make my own custom release? Please see the Release Engineering article.

  • Why does make world clobber my existing installed binaries?
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    Why does make world clobber my existing installed binaries? Yes, this is the general id

  • Why does my system say ``(bus speed defaulted)'' when it boots?
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    Why does my system say ``(bus speed defaulted)'' when it boots? The Adaptec 1542 SCSI hos

  • Can I follow -CURRENT with limited Internet access?
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    Can I follow -CURRENT with limited Internet access? Yes, you can do this without downlo

  • How did you split the distribution into 240k files?
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    How did you split the distribution into 240k files? Newer BSD bas

  • I have written a kernel extension, who do I send it to?
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    I have written a kernel extension, who do I send it to? Please take a look at the article

  • How are Plug N Play ISA cards detected and initialized?
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    How are Plug N Play ISA cards detected and initialized? By: Frank Durda IV < uhclem@nem

  • Can you assign a major number for a device driver I have written?
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    Can you assign a major number for a device driver I have written? This depends on whether

  • What about alternative layout policies for directories?
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    What about alternative layout policies for directories? In answer to the question of alte

  • How can I make the most of the data I see when my kernel panics?
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    How can I make the most of the data I see when my kernel panics?

  • Why has dlsym() stopped working for ELF executables?
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    Why has dlsym() stopped working for ELF executables? The ELF toolchain does not, by defau

  • How can I increase or reduce the kernel address space?
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    How can I increase or reduce the kernel address space? By default

  • Acknowledgement
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    Acknowledgments



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