Category Archives: NetBSD

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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NetBSD: A script for wifi connections


I find very difficult to deal with wifi connections when you are in mobility and use more than one connection. You can use wpa_gui to scan your networks but probably you then need to launch ‘dhclient’ to adquire the ip … Continue reading

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NetBSD: Fix Thinkpad R61 acpi lid detection


NetBSD 5.99 out of the box don’t detect the closed/open lid in my Thinkpad R61. I  found the solution in this article: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=85344 I must say this solution is for T60 and T61, but R61 architecture is pretty similar to … 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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