Monthly Archives: August 2010

FreeBSD: Using ‘amd’ for the MMC Card Reader


I’m tired of HAL and its problems in NetBSD and FreeBSD to automount devices. I don’t know if it’s a matter of the *BSD implementation, the HAL design, or what… The fact is I need to mount different kind of … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: Dealing with powerd and tunning


One thing that annoys me is the fact Xorg seems to use more cpu in FreeBSD than in Linux. I moved from default PC-BSD desktop to Gnome to reduce consumption. Gnome runs fine in FreeBSD (PC-BSD) but Xorg continue to … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: Moving to PC-BSD


After testing NetBSD and being a bit disappointed due to problems to install all apps I need with “pkgsrc” I decided to give another chance to PC-BSD and FreeBSD. Yes, I know, FreeBSD is really a good OS but.. not … Continue reading

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NetBSD: How to change mouse cursor theme and size with compiz enable


One thing annoying in latest compiz version (including Linux) is you can not change your mouse appearance since gnome environment. But you can do it easy editing your ~/.Xdefaults: Xcursor*theme: DMZ-WhiteXcursor*size: 48 In this case DMZ-White is the name of … Continue reading

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NetBSD: IpFilter configuration for LAN and PPP0


This post does not intend to be a well implemented firewall for you. Only reflects my tests and my preliminary configuration for IpFilter. I don’t know much about firewalls or ipfilter in particular, so… use this at your own risk. … Continue reading

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NetBSD: modular Xorg in Thinkpad R61


It’s not difficult to install modular Xorg in a NetBSD. In my case I was working with the standard Xorg and XFCE4 when I moved to modular. In fact, XFCE4 and GNOME are able to run when compiled against standard … Continue reading

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NetBSD: how to get pkgsrc and keep it up-to-date


Reference: http://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/getting.html First time I installed “pkgsrc” after install NetBSD from boot-only disc I grab “pkgsrc” with: ftp ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc.tar.gz Just decompress it and you can start to use it. By default “pkgsrc”, as “ports” in FreeBSD, will store sources in … Continue reading

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