Do you have a DragonFly workstation? That you play audio on? Do you have headphones hooked up? Is it using Intel High Definition Audio? (snd_hda) Does connecting the headphones disable the system speaker? You can probably guess exactly what I’m trying to troubleshoot given the above questions.
Here’s two items I meant to post and for some reason did not: Sven Gaerner posted a short description of how he migrated his DragonFly system from a hard disk to a SSD. This may be useful for anyone considering a move. Decent-sized SSDs are reaching low prices these days. Tim Bisson posted an update on his work on TRIM (Read more... [...]
John R Davis Jr. has started some torrents to speed up the download of yesterday’s latest testing snapshots. So far, these torrents are available: 32-bit CD Image 32-bit LITE USB Image 32-bit Network Install USB Image 32-bit Network Install CD Image 64-bit Network Install USB Image 64-bit Network Install CD Image 64 bit CD Image 64 bit LITE [...]
The Foundation recently sponsored Sergio Ligregni to attend BSDCan 2011. Here is his trip report: The travel started at Mexico City\'s International Airport, flying to Montreal and then to Ottawa. The first day of BSD activity was Wednesday, May 11th, when the FreeBSD DevSummit took place at the University of Ottawa. We arrived, got our bad [...]
It’s World IPv6 Day. You can go to IPv6 right now with your DragonFly system. If your ISP doesn’t support IPv6, you can try a sixxs or HE tunnel. Also, nag your ISP about it.
The next PC-BSD 9-CURRENT snapshot is now available for download. This snapshot includes a lot of fixes and changes, notably: Overhauled Life-Preserver backup utility Fixes to AppCafe browser navigation Improvements to system installer pages, such as disk / user setup Improved tray notifier for available updates New “Welcome” program to int [...]
The newest issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, with this being a second issue on Technology Entrepreneurship.
If you’ve been to the PC-BSD website this week, you will have noticed that it has a shiny new look. Besides being pretty, some new features were added during the redesign: there is a new menu system for organizing content the web backend has been updated you can now chat on the #pcbsd IRC channel from your web browser (no (Read more...)
The i386 architecture now supports LAPIC and I/O APIC. If you had weird interrupt problems when installing DragonFly before, now might be a good time to try the latest bleeding-edge version of DragonFly and see if the problem vanished.
Earlier this year, iXsystems and the FreeBSD Foundation sponsored Bjoern Zeeb (a FreeBSD committer and recipient of the Itojun Service Award for his contributions to IPv6) to improve FreeBSD’s implementation of IPv6. That work included the creation of IPv6-only testing versions of both FreeBSD and PC-BSD in time for World IPv6 Day. As far as [...]
The Foundation is pleased to announce that Bjoern Zeeb has made good progress in the Improved IPv6 Support project and that testing snapshots for both FreeBSD and PC-BSD are now available in time for World IPv6 Day. From the press release: The FreeBSD Foundation and iXsystems announced today their commitment to support the efforts of World I [...]
FreeBSD Foundation and iXsystems announce IPv6-only test images of FreeBSD and PC-BSD.
Short but good this week. I always enjoy seeing other people’s window configs, even if I don’t use them. The CCBY license is very similar to the BSD license – and there’s some big institutions using it. That is good news for everyone. I linked to telehack before, but I didn’t realize how huge it was. ThereR [...]
Peter Hansteen writes in with a question for our readers: “ As Undeadly readers may be aware, I\'ve been maintaining a PF tutorial for a few years, and the tea leaves (and apache logs) tell me that in the near future my unique visitor number 100,000 will turn up. My question is, what would be an appropriate way to celebrate (R [...]
BSDTalk has a 17-minute interview with Josh Paetzel about FreeNAS 8. Every time Will Backman makes it to a convention with a tape recorder, we all benefit.
Sepherosa Ziehau’s made it possible for uniprocessor kernels to use the LAPIC and IOAPIC functions on x86_64, which means better timer support, less need to fiddle with configs, and more supported hardware. A win all around! Set hw.lapic_enable=”0″ if there’s trouble. The same changes for i386 are on the way.