George Rosamond | 20 Sep 05:38 2014

[talk] some pfSense, APU notes

Posting here someone on talk <at>  or via a search engine, might find it useful.

The APU is PCEngines most recent board, replacing those well-loved Alix
boards.  They are 64-bit, and have either 2G or 4G of RAM.  mSATA SDD,
SD Card storage.

http://pcengines.ch/apu.htm

Since the APUs run hot, mounting the heat sink pad is critical.  Rumor
has it there's a few degree cooler on the mobo if you use the black case
as opposed to the other ones.

When flashing to the newest and latest BIOS, USB sticks were
unsuccessful.  I used an SD card with syslinux from gooze.eu, and
replaced the ROM file as per the most recent at the particular APU
product description page.

The PCEngines support forum (http://www.pcengines.info/) can seem more
like an ugly bar fight, but hold your nose and peruse and you may find
something useful.

For pfSense on the APU with SD cards, I'm using the amd64-nanobsd version.

Over serial, pfSense needs cu/tip/minicom speed at 9600, while the APU
is set for 115200.  Setting the speed to 9600 means the BIOS information
is missed.  Setting the speed to 115200 means pfSense seems to hang at
the "choose a slice" stage, when it actually isn't.  On pfSense, console
speed can be tinkered under the System tab, then Advanced, and scroll
down to "Serial Communications."

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Sujit K M | 16 Sep 14:11 2014
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[talk] Cheap Laptops/Netbook

Hi,

I am on a look out for new laptops preferable running FreeBSD or OpenBSD.
I am looking for the cheapest 100$ to 500$. Preferably 100$ - 250$.
I was quite impressed with the below video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZlVO8SFcns

I wanted to know whether there are resellers of Rasberry PI Portables.

Regards,

--

-- 
-- Sujit K M

blog(http://kmsujit.blogspot.com/)
Mark Saad | 4 Sep 04:08 2014

[talk] QEMU Userspace emulation

All
 I read a wile ago about how the FreeBSD devs were working on getting the qemu userspace emulation working on FreeBSD.
Anyone every tried this thing out , other the say in the android dev kit ?

Here is an example for ARM64 on Linux

http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/how-to-run-aarch64-binaries-on-an-x86-64-host-using-qemu-userspace-emulation/

--
Mark Saad
mark.saad <at> ymail.com
James E Keenan | 3 Sep 03:09 2014
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[talk] rsvp link in [announce] messages


Would it be possible to include an RSVP-generating link within the 
monthly [announce] messages?

Perhaps: rsvp <at> nycbug.org
George Rosamond | 2 Sep 15:34 2014

[talk] Wednesday meeting

We had a last minute cancellation for the Wednesday meeting... but we're
working on putting something together.

The question for this list is:

I know after the last meeting on OpenBSD ports, there are some people
ready with ports to commit... sitting in the pipeline right now.

If you are one of them, please ping admin <at>   Note the domain is lists.

Part of the Wednesday meeting will be an update from whoever is starting
to maintain a port.

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Patrick McEvoy | 28 Aug 19:12 2014
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[talk] Sept meeting

Do we have plans for the Sept meeting. I would like to get the word out
/ send a tweet out before the holiday weekend.
Hope all is well.
P
George Rosamond | 26 Aug 18:08 2014

[talk] FreeBSD crochet & Chromebooks

Just noticed this from a git update:

https://github.com/kientzle/crochet-freebsd/tree/master/board/Chromebook

I've seen a few posts from people running FreeBSD on Chromebooks...
anyone onlist?

Would be curious to hear more.

Just noticed this in dmesgd...

http://www.nycbug.org/index.cgi?action=dmesgd&do=view&id=2469

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Brian Callahan | 9 Aug 02:54 2014
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[talk] OpenBSD ports docs

Hi everyone --

Followup from Wednesday night's meeting. Here's links to the OpenBSD FAQ 
section on ports and packages as well as the OpenBSD porter's handbook. 
Remember too there is man page documentation. You'll want to start with 
ports(7), which I've linked below as well, then move on to the other man 
pages in the SEE ALSO section.

~Brian

http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq15.html
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/ports/index.html
http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi/OpenBSD-current/man7/ports.7
Charles Sprickman | 8 Aug 21:25 2014
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[talk] FreeBSD EC2 Crash Course?

Hello all,

I recently setup my first EC2 instance, and that was my very first foray into “the cloud”.

I am seeing a huge mound of documentation, I am not seeing a nice list of gotchas or a good overview of things
like instance storage vs. EBS vs. ephemeral storage and such.

I know there’s a few here that run things on a fairly large scale in Amazon’s cloud - I really only need a
few cheap standalone instances.  My concerns boil down to:

• How to never lose my public IPs
• How to safely backup the entire instance off-site (none are over 10G)
• Swap (seriously - even something this simple has caveats and apparently if you use EBS you can rack up a
huge bill if something spins out of control and hits swap hard)
• Any FreeBSD-specific gotchas beyond Colin’s notes here: http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-on-ec2/

In short, I really want to just treat this more like a simple VPS instead of a puppet-ified cloudfront
sharknado monster, and I want a recovery path if I break something.

Any pointers?

Thanks,

Charles
Hello all,

I recently setup my first EC2 instance, and that was my very first foray into “the cloud”.

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Mark Saad | 7 Aug 04:23 2014

Re: [talk] [announce] NYC*BUG Tonight


All
  Thanks for coming out and partaking in , our first build your own port talk . 

There was no audio for the talk however brian will upload his notes .

If You can , can you post your progress with your port , we would like to know if it's accepted , what it does and
any issues you get back from the OpenBSD devs . 

Stay tuned for out September meeting. We have some ideas but we are always looking for new speakers .  

Also we should be at about.com for sept and we are still interested in an alternate location . 

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Mark saad | mark.saad <at> ymail.com 

> On Aug 6, 2014, at 12:15 PM, NYC*BUG Announcements <announce <at> lists.nycbug.org> wrote:
> 
> Please RSVP ASAP!
> 
>    August 6 - OpenBSD Ports, Brian Callahan
>    6:45, about.com (1500 Broadway, 43rd Street, 6th Floor)
>    Notice: RSVP to rsvp at nycbug.org and bring photo ID. RSVPs must be
> received by 3 PM, day-of.
> 
>    Abstract
> 
>    Everyone relies on packages and ports to have easily accessible
> third-party software for OpenBSD. Have you ever wanted to write your own
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Steven Kreuzer | 1 Aug 16:55 2014

[talk] Samsung Chromebook2

I was just browsing through the commits for FreeBSD-CURRENT and stumbled across this change: http://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=269369

In the past there has been a lot of interest in running FreeBSD on cheap netbooks (Anyone remember the Asus Eee PC?) so I figured I would pass this along since
the Chromebook2 is a $320 dollar ARM laptop: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/chrom e-os-devices/XE503C12-K01US
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<div>I was just browsing through the commits for FreeBSD-CURRENT and stumbled across this change:&nbsp;<a href="http://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&amp;revision=269369">http://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&amp;revision=269369</a>
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<div>In the past there has been a lot of interest in running FreeBSD on cheap netbooks (Anyone remember the Asus Eee PC?) so I figured I would pass this along since</div>
<div>the Chromebook2 is a $320 dollar ARM laptop:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/chrome-os-devices/XE503C12-K01US">http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/chrom
 e-os-devices/XE503C12-K01US</a>
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Gmane