NVIDIA – Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD driver 346.59 (long-lived branch release)

351px-Nvidia_logoNVIDIA has announced support for FreeBSD and other distros for the GeForce GPUs mentioned below:

Release highlights since 346.47:

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro K1200
    • Quadro M6000
    • GeForce 920M
    • GeForce 930A
    • GeForce 930M
    • GeForce 940M
    • GeForce GTX 950M
    • GeForce GTX 960M
    • GeForce GTX TITAN X
  • Fixed a bug that caused corruption when switching display modes in some applications that use transform feedback.
  • Fixed a bug that caused texture corruption on framebuffer depth attachments cleared using glClearTexImage().
  • Fixed a bug that artificially limited the maximum pixel clock on displays in some SLI Mosaic configurations.
  • Fixed a kernel memory leak that occurred when looping hardware- accelerated video decoding with VDPAU on Maxell-based GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash on exit on 32-bit Linux systems.

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Original post: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/824025/unix-graphics-announcements-and-news/linux-solaris-and-freebsd-driver-346-59-long-lived-branch-release-/

AMD Catalyst Might Be Coming To FreeBSD

This article by Phoronix mentions that AMD is confirming a possible Catalyst port to FreeBSD.AMD_Catalyst_Software_Logo

AMD tech support has allegedly confirmed that Catalyst is being ported to FreeBSD.

A Phoronix reader pointed out this forums.amd.com thread in which an AMD customer claims tech.support@amd.com confirmed that Catalyst is coming to FreeBSD with the Catalyst driver in-development.

I haven’t heard any other confirmation of Catalyst coming to FreeBSD (the open-source Radeon DRM driver was ported to FreeBSD, not Catalyst). FreeBSD 10 brought the Radeon DRM driver that was ported from the Linux kernel by independent developers and this driver has since made its way to DragonFlyBSD, etc. However, the Radeon DRM on the BSD kernel remains many kernel releases out-of-date (~10 major kernel releases?) compared to the upstream Git code.

I wouldn’t entirely rule out Catalyst officially coming to FreeBSD though with the new AMD Linux driver architecture where they plan to have a common DRM driver (the yet to be released new “AMDGPU” DRM driver) used by both the open and closed-source drivers while Catalyst will be bound to being a binary blob in user-space. It’s possible that this blob could be ported to FreeBSD, once the AMDGPU kernel driver makes it to FreeBSD… Though I really wouldn’t count on AMD developers porting the AMDGPU DRM driver initially to FreeBSD, given that their limited open-source Linux staff already has their hands full maintaining the Linux support.

We’ll see in the months ahead if AMD decides to officially support FreeBSD, but for now the undisputed best graphics hardware support on *BSDs is with NVIDIA hardware where there’s the binary driver that’s maintained and updated in-step with the NVIDIA Linux/Solaris drivers.

Original post: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Catalyst-FreeBSD-New

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BSDNow.TV Episode 83: woN DSB

In this week’s episode of BSD Now, hosts Allan Jude and Krismoore interview Kamila Sou?ková. a Google intern working on the FreeBSD pager daemon. They speak to her regarding her experiences on BSD as well as going to conferences. Hit play below to tune in:

Original page: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_04_01-won_dsb

Lumina Desktop 0.8.3 Released!

The developers of PC-BSD have released Lumina Desktop version 0.8.3.

Original link: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/lumina-desktop-0-8-3-released.51085/

The next version of the Lumina Desktop Environment has just been released!

This is mainly a bugfix release to correct an urgent issue with the system tray on FreeBSD 11, but there are a number of other slight improvements/updates included as well. The full list of changes is included at the bottom of this announcement, but the notable changes are as follows:

  • New Panel Plugin: “Application Launcher“
    • This allows the user to pin the shortcut for an application directly to a panel.
  • New Utility: “lumina-xconfig“
    • This utility allows the user to easily enable/disable additional monitors/screens within the desktop session.
  • Fix the issue with transparent system tray icons on FreeBSD 11
  • Add support for the XDG autostart specifications.

The FreeBSD port has already been updated and this version will be included in the next set of PC-BSD package updates (“Edge” packages being created now) as well as included in the next PC-BSD 11 image for April (coming soon).

Reminder: The Lumina desktop environment is still considered to be “beta-quality”, so if you find things that either don’t work or don’t work well, please report them on the PC-BSD bug tracker so that they can get fixed as soon as possible. Feel free to also post tickets for any feature requests or improvements that you think might be useful!

 

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How To Reset Or Recover Root Password On FreeBSD 10

This tutorial by FreeBSD user M.el Khamlichi shows us how to reset or recover your root password on FreeBSD 10.

Original post: http://www.unixmen.com/reset-or-recover-root-password-on-freebsd-10/

FreeBSD

Let me show you How to Reset or Recover Root Password on FreeBSD 10.

My system:

root@Freebsd-unixmen:~ # uname -a
FreeBSD Freebsd-unixmen 10.1-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p6 #0: Tue Feb 24 19:00:21 UTC 2015     root@amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
root@Freebsd-unixmen:~ #

Step 1: Start FreeBSD server/workstation.

bsd1

Step 2: type number 2 key to access single user mode

Next you will see the following prompt from system:

When prompted Enter full path name of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:

bsd2

Press Enter key to boot into a single user mode. Next, you will be immediately dropped into a single user mode without a root password.

Step 3: Mount  the file system

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GitLab on FreeBSD 10

This tutorial by Charles Newey shows us how to install GitLab on FreeBSD 10.

Original post: https://blog.assemblyco.de/installing-gitlab-on-freebsd-10/

gitlab_0This is essentially a record of how I installed and configured GitLab 7.6 on my FreeBSD server. Mileage with this guide may vary of course; different configurations of FreeBSD on different hardware and with different packages may introduce other unexpected issues. To make full use of this guide, I suggest reading the official GitLab installation guide fully before attempting anything in here.

1. Update system

pkg update  
pkg upgrade  

2. Install dependencies

Install system packages:

pkg install sudo bash icu cmake pkgconf git nginx ruby ruby20-gems logrotate redis postgresql94-server postfix krb5  

Install bundler gem system-wide:

gem install bundler --no-ri --no-rdoc  

Add this to /etc/rc.conf:

# Core services
sshd_enable="YES"  
ntpd_enable="YES"  
ntpd_sync_on_start="YES"

# GitLab services
redis_enable="YES"  
postgresql_enable="YES"  
gitlab_enable="YES"

# Web server
nginx_enable="YES"

# Postfix/Sendmail
postfix_enable="YES"  
sendmail_enable="NO"  
sendmail_submit_enable="NO"  
sendmail_outbound_enable="NO"  
sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO"  

3. Create git user for GitLab

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FreeBSD-SA-15:06.openssl – Multiple OpenSSL vulnerabilities

Original post: https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-15:06.openssl.asc

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FreeBSD-SA-15:06.openssl Security Advisory
The FreeBSD Project

Topic: Multiple OpenSSL vulnerabilities

Category: contrib
Module: openssl
Announced: 2015-03-19; Last revised on 2015-03-20.
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2015-03-20 07:11:20 UTC (stable/10, 10.1-STABLE)
2015-03-20 07:12:02 UTC (releng/10.1, 10.1-RELEASE-p8)
2015-03-20 07:11:20 UTC (stable/9, 9.3-STABLE)
2015-03-20 07:12:02 UTC (releng/9.3, 9.3-RELEASE-p12)
2015-03-20 07:11:20 UTC (stable/8, 8.4-STABLE)
2015-03-20 07:12:02 UTC (releng/8.4, 8.4-RELEASE-p26)
CVE Name: CVE-2015-0209, CVE-2015-0286, CVE-2015-0287, CVE-2015-0288,
CVE-2015-0289, CVE-2015-0293

For general information regarding FreeBSD Security Advisories,
including descriptions of the fields above, security branches, and the
following sections, please visit <URL:https://security.FreeBSD.org/>.

0. Revision history

v1.0 2015-03-19 Initial release.
v1.1 2015-03-20 Reverted a portion of change that should not belong to the
advisory and did not end up in the final OpenSSL release.
The patch is also revised to include fixes for
CVE-2015-0209 and CVE-2015-0288.

I. Background

FreeBSD includes software from the OpenSSL Project. The OpenSSL Project is
a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured
Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3)
and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength
general purpose cryptography library.

Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) is a standard and notation that
describes rules and structures for representing, encoding, transmitting,
and decoding data in telecommunications and computer networking, which
enables representation of objects that are independent of machine-specific
encoding technique.

II. Problem Description
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Install Tomcat 8 In FreeBSD 10/10.1

In this tutorial, user M.el Khamlichi shows us how to set up Tomcat 8 on FreeBSD 10/10.1.

Original post: http://www.unixmen.com/install-tomcat-7-freebsd-9-3/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+unixmenhowtos+%28Unixmen+Howtos+%26+Tutorials%29

Tomcat

From Wikipedia,

Apache Tomcat is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a pure Java HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in. In the simplest config Tomcat runs in a single operating system process. The process runs a Java virtual machine (JVM). Every single HTTP request from a browser to Tomcat is processed in the Tomcat process in a separate thread.

My testbox details:

root@Freebsd-unixmen:~ # uname -a
FreeBSD Freebsd-unixmen 10.1-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p6 #0: Tue Feb 24 19:00:21 UTC 2015 

root@amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
root@Freebsd-unixmen:~

This article has been edited from old article about install apache 7 on freebsd 9.3

Install Tomcat 8 In FreeBSD 10

I was trying to install from the ports (/usr/ports/www/tomcat7 ) then i got many issues, finally i stopped the installation and started with the pkg tool.

Now, lets start:

root@Freebsd-unixmen:~ # pkg   install tomcat8
Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
Fetching meta.txz: 100%    944 B   0.9kB/s    00:01    
Fetching packagesite.txz: 100%    5 MiB 486.0kB/s    00:11    
Processing entries: 100%
FreeBSD repository update completed. 24086 packages processed
The following 5 packages will be affected (of 0 checked):

New packages to be INSTALLED:
        tomcat8: 8.0.18
        openjdk: 7.76.13_1,1
        java-zoneinfo: 2015.a
        javavmwrapper: 2.5
        jakarta-commons-daemon: 1.0.15

The process will require 165 MiB more space.
57 MiB to be downloaded.

Proceed with this action? [y/N]:

Configuration

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