Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
The OpenBSD Project (Foundation?) needs to pay a large electrical bill for their hosting location. I had mentioned this in a weekend BSD report just before the end of 2013, but the problem is still there and deserves a special mention. It’s possible to contribute directly, or to the I-assume-nonprofit-so-tax-deductible-for-many-people [...]
Markus Pfeiffer has added more of his work on USB4BSD to DragonFly, and a reminder: if you want to try it out, there’s just a few options to set.
I didn’t post this before, and should have: Matthew Dillon posted a summary of all the trackpad improvements he added, and how to make use of the various features.
Sepherosa Ziehau is continually trying to squeeze more network performance into DragonFly. I’m not always so good at pointing it out, but here’s several commits from him that improve performance on several chipsets.
Warren Postma found that hal and dbus caused a crash in VMWare for DragonFly. The answer is to use moused, not dbus. Also, if you want to keep a custom or just older package from dports on your system, as karu.pruun did, ‘pkg lock’ is the answer.
There’s a lot this week, so let’s get started: Git Reference. Not that there isn’t a lot of other documentation out there, but much of what you find is people asking specific questions rather than explanations of procedure. (via) Movie Code. At least most of these are using legit code, even if it’s often the wrong [...]
Running late putting this together… Back to bullets! The weekly PC-BSD digest for January 3rd. DiscoverBSD’s weekly roundup. PC-BSD’s weekly digest. Jailing FreeBSD 4 on FreeBSD 10. FreeBSD 4 has been a very long-lived release, so to speak. OpenBSD has a new auto-install feature that needs to be tested. Julio Merino has p [...]
Matthew Dillon is continuing his work on chromebook hardware, and he’s been playing with the multi-touch touchpad. There’s a number of new features based on position and the number of fingers used.
BSDNow episode 19 is up, titled “The Installfest“. They install DragonFly along with other BSDs, and I haven’t even looked at it yet.
Franco Fitchner is bringing in netmap to DragonFly. I don’t think it’s complete yet.
Markus Pfieffer has committed Larisa Grigore’s Google Summer of Code work, “SysV IPC in userspace”. It’s been a bit since the event finished, but it’s in DragonFly now.
BSDTalk 237 has 22 minutes of conversation with George Neville-Neil about The FreeBSD Journal.
For those of you near the NYC area, there’s a NYCBUG meeting tonight at 7 Eastern, with Brian Callahan giving a security-focused crash course in OpenBSD. Tickets for NYCBSDCon 2014, happening on February 8th, are going to be available there for the first time, starting at 6 PM. (and cheaper if you buy in person, too.)
Matthew Dillon acquired one of the Acer c720 Chromebooks recently. There were changes needed for the boot process, for the keyboard, an update from FreeBSD for the ath(4) wireless (g), smbus, and trackpad… but it works now, and he detailed exactly how to get it running, and even upgrade the drive.
‘M M’ had trouble with his “Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC” on DragonFly some time ago. He was able to get it working, and he documented the somewhat convoluted procedure here.
If you want to track the bleeding edge of DragonFly, which is currently version 3.7, I happened to describe it in a reply to Filippo Moretti, on users@. Long-time users will know this/do this already, but it’s worth repeating just because new users may not realize how easy it is.
The holiday break for most people at the end of the year translated to a lot more material showing up now. We all benefit! The Year Megaplatforms Ruled The Internet. Online companies aren’t ‘disruptive’ any more; they are the establishment. That didn’t take long. Is it a cycle? I hope so. (via) Intel XDK. Should [...]
Things are picking up again after the break. Faces of FreeBSD: Isabell Long. Note that she came in via Google Code-In. That’s the value of those programs. OpenBSD: Randomness, sooner. OpenBSD’s change to PIE for i386 means special upgrade procedures – if you’re on i386. Also, here’s PIE. atexit(3) changes al [...]
The ixgbe(4) driver, for a number of Intel 10Gb network cards, has been updated by Sepherosa Ziehau to version 2.5.15. Note that this changes the interface name to ‘ix’ by default. This driver is actually written by Intel.
Franco Fitchner has updated mdocml in DragonFly to 1.12.3. The changelog is right on the front page of the vendor site. Update: Undeadly has a nice summary of the changes.