Release highlights since 346.59:
- Added support for the following GPU:
- GeForce GPU
- Fixed a bug causing loss of stereo synchronization in certain Quadro Sync framelock configurations.
- Fixed Pixel Buffer Object operations when row length is less than width. GL_[UN]PACK_ROW_LENGTH can be set to a value lower than the width of the operation being carried out. The OpenGL specification allows for this (the source or destination lines will be overlapping). Previously, our implementation of Pixel Buffer Objects did not support this case and would throw an error.
- Fixed a rare deadlock condition when running applications that use OpenGL in multiple threads on a Quadro GPU.
NVIDIA Linux Graphics
The FreeNAS Team brings us a tutorial on how to get your FreeNAS set up through the initial configuration wizard. Click play to tune in:
For more tutorials, check out their channel: FreeNASTeam
The folks at Higher Learning show us how to get FreeBSD 10.1 set up on your old 2006 Macbook.
A while ago I decided to unretire my 2006 Macbook and turn it into a low powered server. Specifically to run a BBS, but more on that in a later blog post. To get FreeBSD running properly requires a bit of trickery, so i decided to write a little howo to save you some time and effort. For this you will need the following:
- A FreeBSD install DVD burned with the i386 image as we’re dealing with a 32 bit core duo machine here. If you’re into that sort of think you can also create a FreeBSD USB stick.
- The OS X Tiger (10.4) Install DVD
Now for the fun part:
- Insert DVD/USB stick into Macbook and boot
- Hold down the option key to choose to boot from the DVD/USB stick. The boot media should be displayed as “Windows” by the Mac boot manager
- Install FreeBSD with default partitions and whichever options you want
- With 10.1 I kept getting a [Read more…]
FreeBSD developer Michael W. Lucas provides a useful tip for those maintaining WordPress in a FreeBSD environment.
I recently migrated my web site to a new FreeBSD install, configured so I could use ZFS boot environments. This upgrade crossed FreeBSD versions (10.0->10.1), filesystems (UFS -> ZFS), and PHP versions (5.5 -> 5.6).
And my WordPress pointy-clicky upgrades stopped working. Every time I ran an upgrade, the web gui hung with:
Updating Plugin Honketyblatt (1/1)
The web site would site there, forever. Enabling WP debugging gave me no error messages.
If I had the job of running WordPress sites, I would have an automatic tool that processed the upgrades for me. It’s not, so I don’t.
I use the FreeBSD WordPress package to get all of the dependencies, but manage my actual WordPress sites in a separate directory. It turns out that the FreeBSD WordPress package doesn’t list all of the modules that you need for a self-maintaining WordPress install. My old server had a few packages that the new one didn’t.
If you want to use WordPress’ self-updating features, be sure to install the following packages in addition to the FreeBSD-recommended defaults.
I installed these packages, and everything started working.
Original post: http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/2394
FreeBSD user asteriskRoss shows us a quick fix on getting your NVIDIA card to work with UEFI boot on FreeBSD 10.1
The workaround is to remove the entry from /boot/loader.conf and instead load the driver in rc.conf(5), by appending the following line to /etc/rc.conf:Code:kld_list="nvidia"
The issue may be related to PR 193770.
This short tutorial by Emby will show you how to get it set up on FreeBSD.
pkg install mediabrowser
# Update FreeBSD ports tree
portsnap fetch update
# Remove default FFMpeg package
pkg delete -f ffmpeg
# Reinstall FFMpeg from ports with lame option enabled
# enable the lame option
# enable the ass subtitles option
make install clean
service mediabrowser start
To enable MediaBrowser service (will automatically run at boot):
Original post: http://emby.media/downloads/freebsd-server/
The developers of GhostBSD have made available the first 10.1 Beta.
Original post: http://ghostbsd.org/10.1-beta1
I am pleased to announce the availability the first BETA build of the 10.1-RELEASE of the Release cycle which is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures.
Changes and fix between 10.1-ALPHA2 and 10.1-BETA1 include:
- Mouse integration suport for VirtualBox
- Instant verification for user and root to know if the password is strong and match on the system installer
- Host name and user name auto completion when typing the real name
- Guake has been added as default software
- Vim has been added as default software
- PCDM Locales fixed
Where to download:
The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Ed Schouten regarding CloudABI, a new application binary interface which focuses on isolation and restricted capabilities. Click play below to tune in:
Original page: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_05_06-below_the_clouds
vBSDcon, hosted by Verisign, has been announced and is being held on September 11-13 in Reston, Virginia.
Following the success of the inaugural vBSDcon, Verisign has elected to host a
second vBSDcon in Reston, Va at the Sheraton Reston hotel the weekend of
September 11, 2015. vBSDcon is a technical conference focused on the BSD
family of operating systems including, but not limited to, FreeBSD, OpenBSD,
NetBSD, and others. Any user, developer, engineer, or innovator involved with
any of the BSD family of operating systems will want to mark these dates.
vBSDcon will feature plenary talks, Birds of a Feather discussions, lightning
talks, and much more. Full details are available at http://www.vBSDcon.com/.
Additionally, While vBSDcon currently does not operate an “official” call for
presentations, proposals will be accepted until June. Anyone wishing to submit
a talk is invited to do so by emailing vbsd…@verisign.com. The event agenda
is expected to be finalized and published in mid-June.
We look forward to seeing you September 11, 2015!
Original announcement: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg00644.html
This tutorial by user ggadmin shows us how to resize/slice an existing root partition, without reinstalling FreeBSD, on Amazon EC2.
@A: Daniel Morante
There comes a time when your FreeBSD root partition is just too small to be of any use. You’ve already moved /var, /usr, and /tmp to separate disks and there just isn’t anything else you can delete. The problem being that you initially created the partition to be too small when FreeBSD was first setup.
There are some guides out there that suggest to backup and start over. Others will tell you to use a dump and restore method. All that is too complicated and too much work for us lazy system administrators. Fortunately with recent versions of FreeBSD (9.0 and above) there is a handy little tool called “gpart”.
- FreeBSD 9.0 or later (if you have a lesser version, you might be able to get away with using a 9.x live CD)
- FreeBSD 9.x or later boot-only media. (ISO or flash image)
- Extra or unused space on the drive where the root partition is stored.
- A backup of your most precious files stored on this system
- This guide assumes you are using a single non-RAID IDE/SATA or SCSI disk. Device names may be different and extra drivers may need to be loaded for other types of disks.