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FreeBSD: Replace syscons with vt and get compositing working in KDE after suspend/resume


In my case it was necessary to recompile a kernel with the following options: #device vga # VGA video card driver # #device splash # Splash screen and screen saver support # # syscons is the default console driver, resembling … Continue reading

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OpenBSD: connection problems with some sites in internet


I’m experiencing some problems when trying to connect, via web browser, with some sites as ebay or google. I’ve discovered that I get a better experience browsing when the MTU in the wifi interface (iwn0) is lower than 1500. So … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: Suspend/Resume fully functional in FreeBSD 8.2 AMD64


My system runs PC-BSD 8.2, with a FreeBSD 8.2 under the hood. One requirement for resume is to have the usb stack compiled as modules. But it’s not sufficient enough, my Thinkpad R60 resumes but usb ports are down, no … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: Disabling HAL automount on login


My Thinkpad R61 with 250Gb has NetBSD and FreeBSD dual boot. When running FreeBSD and Gnome, Hal insanely tries to mount the NetBSD partition. If FreeBSD hangs (when suspend/resume and an 3G usb stick attached) the NetBSD partition need to … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: USB working after suspend/resume


One thing stopping me to use FreeBSD in my laptop during so much time is suspend/resume. I can’t understand why this is a not well supported feature in a mature OS as FreeBSD. It used to work fine with APM … 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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