Tag: FreeBSD

FreeBSD: Monitor svn Updates

If you use theĀ  svn subversion tool to update source tree or ports tree, you want to have a possibility to look back what was pulled, pushed and droped you can use a Log File to monitor the update scripts. This helps if you temporarily log out the Terminal Sessions for a Coffee break. Howto: […]

FreeBSD: Current Version port upgrade fails with “portsnap extract” bug

If you use the current “head” Version (Release 12) of FreeBSD with a svn updated /usr/src path you could run into errors after updating the OS via buildworld from sources. There’s a bug ahead Revision “r314099” at the “portsnap” lib that will stop on extracting the ports.tgz to /usr/ports! Solution: Pull again sources to /usr/src […]

FreeBSD: Clicking noise Harddrive SATA WDC WD5000LPVX SATA 3 Drive on FreeBSD 9.1

FreeBSD: Clicking noise WDC WD5000LPVX SATA 3 Drive on FreeBSD 9.1 same like in Linux: APM Funktion starts/stops the heads and make click sounds, not needed on a Server. To disable like in Linux with hdparm on FreeBSD do: If you want to disable APM (Advanced Power Management) on your hard drive to reduce heads […]

Linux Tip: Split Console Screen on Widescreen Laptop / PCs with “screen” and “terminator”

Current Laptops / PCs uses 16:9 Widescreen Displays and if you dont want to use Xorg (Gnome,unity,Openbox Desktops) you can use on Linux Console the program called “screen” it offers: – Split Consoles horizontally and vertically – disconnect the screen and let the scripts/commands active on remote Systems – reconnect if the remote Session was […]

Linux FreeBSD: Protect your Disc Data against power loss

Problem: If you use IDE or SATA Disc Drives inside your Workstation or Server without a additional uninterruppted power supply after a power loss your Disc Drives can lose data, do not boot clean up agian or damage the drive headers and sectors. Background: SATA or IDE Drives uses “Disc Cached Controllers”, the count of […]

FreeBSD Linux: Remove Clear GPT Partition Table from drives

Problem: FreeBSD 9 use GPT Partitionlabel by default to remove with Linux do: fdisk message: WARNING: GTP (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdX' The util fdisk isn't support GPT. do on console: sudo parted /dev/sdX mklabel msdos (Enter Yes!) quit now use Linux fdisk to recreate a new partion Table

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