Monthly Archives: March 2011

NetBSD: GRUB configuration for dual boot FreeBSD & NetBSD


Create a file /grub/menu.lst with this content: default=1timeout=5 title FreeBSDroot (hd0,0,a)       chainloader +1 title NetBSD       root (hd0,1,a)       chainloader +1 In this example FreeBSD is installed in the first partition slice, and NetBSD in the second one. The default OS to … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: Thinkpad Trackpoint middle Button


In some BSDs the middle button in the thinkpad’s trackpoints don’t work out the box. It seems a hardware limitation. Linux deal with it using ‘synaptics’ driver for touchpad. The same thing can be done in FreeBSD. It requires ‘xf86-input-synaptics’ … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: Wifi Intel 3945ABG working with 8.2


Recently (3 days ago) I updated my PCBSD 8.2-RC1 to PCBSD 8.2 Release, with FreeBSD 8.2 Release under the hood. This is the first time I can use the wifi integrated card Intel 3945ABG in my Thinkpad R61. There are … Continue reading

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