Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
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.
BSDNow 18, first of the new year, is up. Among other things, it mentions my crazy ‘OpenPF’ idea, and there’s an interview with Baptiste Daroussin. He’s one of the people working on pkg, so whatever he does there affects both FreeBSD and DragonFly.
A reminder based on a question from Pierre Abbat: John Marino isn’t working on 32-bit packages for dports; there’s a volunteer who will, but until the volunteer is ready, 3.7 users will want to build from source.
Last of the year! You’ll want to take some reading/watching time this week. Can you be arrested for what’s on your computer? Yes, of course. Making SSH connections easier. If you don’t know it, you should. Ansible vs. Salt and Creating a new Ansible node. BSD-focused. Vim in the hands of a Real Maniac. Damian Conway, th [...]
Again, quiet from the holiday break. strlcpy/strlcat users, a rundown. The buffer overflow problem is suprisingly widespread. (via) The PC-BSD Digest for 12/20 and for 12/27. The DiscoverBSD weekly summary. Faces of FreeBSD: Kevin Martin. FreeNAS 9.2.0 is out. (via) OpenSMTPD, a project I’ve always meant to look at more, has (Read [...]
BSDNow has a new episode for Christmas; this contains an interview with Scott Long of (among other things) Netflix.
BSDTalk, which is hitting its 8th year, has 20 minutes of conversation with Ike Levy and Brian Callahan about NYCBSDCon. (which is coming up on February 8th; will you sponsor?)
Here’s how my upgrade from DragonFly 3.4 to 3.6 for this server went. The system install went normally. I rebooted before performing ‘make upgrade’, as noted in UPGRADING and elsewhere. I already have dports installed, so a binary upgrade should be possible. I had heard of people with older version of pkg, having trouble g [...]
Still quiet out there, but I found some good reading. PHP functions originally named for string length and sorting. Yeesh. (via) A great old-timey game programming hack. There’s an initial speed hack in this story, and then there’s another clever trick to fix memory corruption. (via) My hardest bug. This was a pretty (Read m [...]
Odds and ends for the quieter holidays. Hubert Feyrer spotted this video interview of Amitai ‘schmonz’ Schlair about NetBSD. OpenBSD has tmpfs. PC-BSD has made it through a pkg upgrade. pkgsrc is frozen until at least the end of the month, for pkgsrc-2013Q4. OpenBSD wants to shift electrical costs. (via) The DiscoverBSD weekly r [...]
As you can kinda sorta guess from the show title, BSDNow 16 is about encryption. One of the things noted there that I hadn’t heard of is that FreeBSD ports is getting a ‘stable’ branch for the first time – I suppose I need to read even more mailing lists.
Things are very quiet this week; I’ve had nothing to post for some days – DragonFly or even for other BSDs. The end of the year has most people distracted, I think. This makes it a good time to bring up something that’s been bothering me: the state of software firewalls in BSD. The pf utility is a BSD advantage; I’v [...]
Halfway to Christmas; time to buy presents if you haven’t already! DragonFly on Hacker News. I haven’t read through the comments fully. The Meaning of “Doom”. This article makes a very good point; Doom was one of the first game that encouraged user participation in the creation of the game. Not the creation when it [...]
Another week where I could get away without any commit links, just cause there’s so much BSD stuff out there. Randomness changes in FreeBSD. Saw commits before, but this is a good summary. (via) Cipher changes summary for OpenBSD. The DiscoverBSD summary. Faces of FreeBSD for this week: Brooks Davis. PC-BSD’s weekly summary. Fu [...]