Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Coretemp is now in the default kernel configs for DragonFly, so you can use coretemp to see your Intel CPU temperature.
BSD Magazine for February is out. I’m a bit late posting this since it’s now March; I assume it’s been out for a while. (via)
If you’re using the i915 driver for xorg, and xorg dies with a “No monitor specified for screen” error, there’s a config change to fix that, or you can just update.
A public service announcement: Check your backup power systems when the weather is bad. It has been so cold that the always-running heater blocks cooked away the coolant in my workplace’s backup generator in between the weekly inspections, and when the power died a few days ago, the generator failed to start. This led to the paradoxic [...]
Another week where I barely need to look up source code commits. PC-BSD Weekly Digest 18 and Digest 19. OpenBSD’s signify tool has been backported to OpenBSD versions < 5.5. Video of an OpenBSD install. xorg, unprivileged on OpenBSD. (via) This is a good idea: FreeBSD 10′s release.sh mapped out. bcrypt() updates in OpenBSD ( [...]
Let’s see… 3 digits in the episode number, so they’re planning to make at least 973 more BSD-related pun titles. Anyway, BSDNow’s latest episode has an interview with Joe Marcus Clark, along with more material including this item that I missed, of getting some ancient hardware to run OpenBSD.
pfi, the automated installer that nobody knows about, now supports installing an authorized_keys file as part of an install. Credit goes to Alex Hornung for adding the functionality.
Sascha Wildner brought in ACPICA 20140214, and his commit message has a list of the updates.
The DragonFly Mail Agent is being suggested as a possible sendmail replacement for FreeBSD.
I’m helping out at the BSD Events website. If there’s upcoming BSD-linked events, please tell me. Speaking of which: the call for papers for EuroBSDCon 2014 is out, as is the BSDCan 2014 schedule.
I am late posting this: the most recent episode of BSDNow has, along with the regular array of items, an interview of Chris Buechler, of the commercial support company behind pfSense.
DragonFly wasn’t accepted for Summer of Code, which frankly I expected to have happen last year – we’ve been participating every year since 2008. However, FreeBSD and (for the first time) OpenBSD are listed as participating mentoring institutions, so you can still get your BSD/GSoC going.
I’ve tagged version 3.6.1 of DragonFly, and built ISO/img files of it. They should be available by now on mirrors if you need them, or you can just upgrade as normal. See the linked tag commit message for what’s changed.
Pardon me as I wander through a lot of topics. Where to keep your pubic hair. I worry about this (syntax, not hair storage) when I’m writing titles here. (via) Top 100 most searched for out-of-print books in 2013. This is a UK site, so it’s UK-specific, I assume. I am thinking of it because I (Read more...)
Read the first item, if nothing else. You may have seen that Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19B; take a look at the graph here to see that WhatsApp has more than double the user count of Facebook, and then look at these two posts on NYCBUG talk noting that WhatsApp uses FreeBSD to serve all those people. DiscoverBSD’s 2014/02/17 summary [...]
Grep /var/run/dmesg.boot for PMM, and if it turns up, Sepherosa Ziehau has a patch he’d like you to try.
See the announcement, and the commit. I’m not totally sure what this affects.
If you have i915 chipset-based video on DragonFly, and you get a “Output xxx has no Monitor section” complaint in your xorg logs, look at this fix using xrandr.
Here’s two recent changes in DragonFly that may interest you if you have an AMD processor: Compute Units are now supported, thanks to Mihai Carabas, and Imre Vadasz ported over km(4), for temperature monitoring on 14h and 15h CPUs. I’m still not totally clear on what Compute Units are.
I was remiss in not posting this before it happened, but Issac (.ike) Levy of NYCBUG went to Tokyo to talk about the translation efforts for pfSense, on the 17th. He posted a summary of his talk and slides. Normally I would be posting this in an “In Other BSDs” Saturday item, but the summary page includes links on (Read more...)