Tag: FreeBSD


01 March 2020 / Jens Grassel / Software

Some days ago I ran my regular pkg upgrade command under FreeBSD and lost my input devices under X11 (Xorg). :-(

However with help from several people we were able to find a fix for it.

09 April 2019 / Jens Grassel / Software

Quite some time ago I started noticing that the mouse in dosbox was starting to “jump” occasionally. But since I don’t get to play games quite often I ignored and filed it under “possibly driver issues”.

21 December 2018 / Jens Grassel / Software

Das Thema Datensicherung (Backup) ist ein großes und jeder, der sich ernsthafter mit Computertechnik beschäftigt, sollte damit Berührung gehabt haben. Im Guten wie im Schlechten. ;-)

In dieser kleinen Anleitung möchte ich kurz beschreiben wie man mit wenig Aufwand in die Lage versetzt wird die Snapshots von ZFS zu nutzen, um verschlüsselte Sicherungen auf eine externe Festplatte zu ziehen.

02 July 2018 / Jens Grassel / Software

If you’re upgrading your FreeBSD installation to 11.2-RELEASE please ensure that you disable custom kernel modules first. The usual suspects are the nvidia driver and the virtualbox kernel module.

08 June 2018 / Jens Grassel / Software

In some cases you may need the sources (kernel source) for your FreeBSD installation. However if you did not select the source package in the installer it will not be installed.

10 May 2016 / Jens Grassel / Software

If you upgrade cups on your FreeBSD installation or maybe you install some foomatic packages this may lead to the removal of the cups-filters package. In some cases this package is needed for your printer to work correctly.

16 December 2015 / Jens Grassel / Software

The prompt of lftp can be configured in the config file via the set prompt directive. A while ago I found a prompt on the internet but forgot where, here it is:

20 September 2014 / Jens Grassel / Software
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12 February 2014 / Jens Grassel / Software

If you’re not using gnome or xfce but have some gtk apps installed then you could always set your theme preferences via ~/.gtkrc-2.0 like this:

05 February 2014 / Jens Grassel / Software
02 June 2013 / Jens Grassel / Software

Sometimes you have to rebuild ports due to a library update. But if there are vulnerabilities known for that ports then make will bail out with an error message and refuse to build the port. Instead it gives you the advice to update or deinstall the port which is good advice but sometimes just not possible.

15 May 2013 / Jens Grassel / Software
If you run into an error while trying to compile the py-cairo port complaining it can’t find the python headers, you need to rebuild your python port with pth support disabled.
09 May 2013 / Jens Grassel / Software
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Since some time it seems to be somewhat impossible to install the ruby-debug gem into your rails app. The error message will most likely look similar to this one:

01 March 2013 / Jens Grassel / Software
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