I was performing some tests in FreeBSD 9.1. The KDE desktop was too small and I want to show you how I have installed the Guest Additions to get full-screen mode. Let’s view my situation. root@FreeBSD-unixmen:/root # uname -a FreeBSD FreeBSD-unixmen 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #0 r243826: Tue Dec 4 06:55:39 UTC 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 Option […]
My name is Jacob Graham and I am a Junior Systems Administrator in Victoria, Canada. This will be my first writing for Unixmen and I hope that everybody enjoys it as much as I enjoy writing it for you. Today I will be talking a lot about OpenBSD, FreeBSD and other Unix-like operating systems from […]
Some people like to play with FreeBSD and to use it like a desktop operating system. Normally, FreeBSD is a text mode server OS with full packages. How do you install a desktop environment like KDE and GNOME on FreeBSD? In my example, I will explain how I have installed KDE 4.8.4 on FreeBSD 9.1. […]
Protecting files from unwanted deletion is very important security on the tasklist of Unix Administrators. On Linux boxes you can use the chattr command and that works ine on all my Ubuntu based servers. On FreeBSD, this command doesn’t exist. An alternative we use is the chflags command. Let’s give you some examples how chattr work […]
nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is an open-source web server and a reverse proxy server for HTTP, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, with a strong focus on high concurrency, performance and low memory usage. It is licensed under a BSD-like license and it runs on Unix, Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, and Microsoft Windows. My test server details: root@FreBSD-Unixmen:/root # uname -a FreeBSD FreBSD-Unixmen 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #0 r243825: Tue Dec 4 09:23:10 UTC 2012 root@farrell...
The usage of MySQL for development is free. As you are not giving away that product (MySQL), no GPL restrictions apply. If you want to distribute MySQL in some form, the licenses apply. See: MySQL commercial license MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system, the impetus being the community maintenance of its free status under the GNU […]
Normally we are writing more about Linux here at Unixmen. But today, I will give you some tips about the FreeBSD upgrade system and packages. Question: How to update ports in FreeBSD? Answer: Let me give you some information about my BSD system. root@:/root # uname -a FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #0 r243825: Tue Dec […]