Month: March 2008

BSD
Open Source
Tips and Tricks
Tutorial

True Type Fonts in FreeBSD

This is tutorial how to install true type font in FreeBSD. Load  freetype module in  /etc/X11/xorg.conf file inside “Module” section: Load “freetype” And then, create folder for True Type Font (.ttf). It has default location in /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/TTF. Copy all .ttf files to this folder (some files have Microsoft license, it is not legal to copy). Create fonts.dir […]

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BSD
Open Source
Tutorial

Using Ports in FreeBSD

Ports is similar to package installer. It is used in BSD environment. To find ports: # whereis firefox To install ports: # cd /usr/ports/www/firefox # make install clean To uninstall ports: # cd /usr/ports/www/firefox # make deinstall

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BSD
Open Source
Tutorial

Install 3.5G Huawei E220 on FreeBSD

This is my note on installing Huawei E220 modem on FreeBSD 7.0. Requirements: 1. Download kernel patch here. 2. Patch kernel: # cd /sys/dev/usb/ # patch < /root/e220-usb.diff 3. Rebuild and install kernel. Don’t forget to unload umass kernel. 4. Load module ubsa and umass by add in this line into  /boot/loader.conf file. ubsa_load=”YES” umass_load=”YES” 5. Reboot. […]

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General

Google’s Freedom System

Pleasing Google’s Tech-Savvy Staff Information Officer Finds Security in Gadget Freedom of Choice By VAUHINI VARA March 18, 2008; Page B6 http://online. wsj.com/article/ SB12057896145004 3169.html How do you run the information- technology department at a company whose employees are considered among the world’s most tech-savvy? Douglas Merrill, Google Inc.’s chief information officer, is charged with […]

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BSD
Open Source
Tutorial

Install FreeBSD 7.0 on BENQ Laptop

Hardware specification: BENQ Joybook 2000 1.5 Ghz; RAM 512 MB First of all, download .iso file from http://freebsd.org. There are 3 files to download: disk1 disk2 disk3 Burn all .iso files into CD, and then start installation using disk1. Step by step installation can be read on FreeBSD website. After finished with sysintall, we do […]

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BSD
General
Open Source
Tutorial

Mount .iso File on FreeBSD

Create folder if it doesn’t exist: # mkdir /mnt/cdrom Create memory disk device: # mdconfig -a -t vnode -f file.iso -u 0 There will be /dev/md0 device. Mount device md0: # mount -t cd9660 /dev/md0 /mnt/cdrom Finish. To unmount: # umount /mnt/cdrom # mdconfig -d -u 0

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