Nikolas Britton | 1 Mar 01:09 2006
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Re: System Burn In

On 2/28/06, Don O'Neil <don <at> lizardhill.com> wrote:
> What is the best way to 'burn in' or 'stress test' a new system w/ FreeBSD?
> I'd like to stress test the CPU, Memory, Disk, etc.. To make sure the
> hardware is 100% good before putting it in production.
>

Maybe try http://www.holm.cc/stress/ but this would be like
forkbombing.  If the system locks it may be a kernel problem, not be a
hardware problem.

Check out UBCD, just type it into google.

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Kris Kennaway | 1 Mar 01:13 2006

Re: System Burn In

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 06:09:17PM -0600, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> On 2/28/06, Don O'Neil <don <at> lizardhill.com> wrote:
> > What is the best way to 'burn in' or 'stress test' a new system w/ FreeBSD?
> > I'd like to stress test the CPU, Memory, Disk, etc.. To make sure the
> > hardware is 100% good before putting it in production.
> >
> 
> Maybe try http://www.holm.cc/stress/ but this would be like
> forkbombing.  If the system locks it may be a kernel problem, not be a
> hardware problem.

This is a bit hardcore, because as you note it sometimes finds kernel
bugs so it's not going to be easy to identify the cause of problems.

Kris
Alex Mayfield | 1 Mar 01:52 2006
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Re: Can't seem to boot from 6.0-RELEASE

Nikolas Britton wrote:
> On 2/24/06, Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 <at> dial.pipex.com> wrote:
>> Alex Mayfield wrote:
>>
>>> I have tried both the 6.1 and 5.4 CD's, both of them bombing at the
>>> exact same point the 6.0 boot failed.  I'll try 5.5 sometime tomorrow,
>>> though I kinda doubt it would make a difference.  Is there anything
>>> else I can try?
>> If 6.1 and 5.4 fail then it seems really likely that 5.5 will fail too.
>> In your shoes I would start changing BIOS options one at a time -
>> anything that might have an effect like ACPI, memory holes, making sure
>> plug 'n' play is off.  I'm no expert on that kind of thing.  If no-one
>> here has any better ideas then you could also try re-posting on the
>> freebsd-hardware list and see if anyone there can help.  You could also
>> check that there is no newer BIOS for the mobo.
>>
> 
> Your mainboard has two primary models and also goes by other names:
> 755FXK8AA-8EKRS: a.k.a. K8S755FXA-8EKRS
> http://www.foxconnchannel.com/productsDownload_motherboard2.cfm?pMotherboard=755FXK8AA-8EKRS%3Cbr%3EAlso%20known%20as%20K8S755FXA-8EKRS
> 
> 755FXK8AA-ERS: a.k.a. K8S755FXA-6ELRS, a.k.a K8S755FXA-ERS
> http://www.foxconnchannel.com/productsDownload_motherboard2.cfm?pMotherboard=755FXK8AA-ERS%3Cbr%3EAlso%20known%20as%20K8S755FXA-6ELRS%3Cbr%3EAlso%20known%20as%20K8S755FXA-ERS
> 
> Flash the BIOS with the newest version and try FreeBSD.
> 

I had the latest version.  However...

> Next, Use "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" and try FreeBSD.
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Chris | 1 Mar 02:52 2006

Re: Shared object "libmysqlclient.so.15" not found

Greetings,
I had the same problem with that library just today. I pulled my hair out
with frustration trying (and failing) with portupgrade. *Until* I went to
the /usr/ports/databases/mysqlclient-directory and ran:
make deinstall

then ran:

portupgrade -fO <my-complaining-application-here>

That did it. I went crazy, because I tried: portupgrade -f <myapplication>
which didn't fix it because the upgrade barfed when it got to the mysqlclient
part, complaining that it was already installed (isn't that what the -f option
is for?!). So I did a: setenv FORCE_PKG_INSTALL and did it again. It worked
but the application(s) still complained about the mysqlclient library. 
Eventually
I *boldly* added the O option after deinstalling the mysqlclient and 
all applications
stopped complaining about the mysqlclient library. Go figure.

Hope this helps.

--Chris

Quoting chris <at> i13i.com:

> Did you compile this from ports or by hand ? Some ports have options and
> for some reason some dont pop the options you ask for when doing
> -WITH_BLAH or -DWITH_BLAH so i would go where it says +-CONFIGURE_ARGS=
> and add the options to enable mysql in pure-ftpd
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Greg Goodman | 1 Mar 03:17 2006
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Re[2]: 6.0 problems

Hello Chuck,

Thanks for your help we updated the bios on the Supermicro motherboard
and it fixed the problem.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 3:30:28 PM, you wrote:

CS> Greg Goodman wrote:
CS> [ ... ]
>> When freebsd6.0 boots it will hang at the part that says
>> Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
>> 
>> The system is running a Supermicro motherboard with dual 3.2 gig Xeon cpus
>> and 2 gig ram. Also running an Adaptec raid 5 card.
>> 
>> If we boot up in safe mode it boots fine.

CS> Ah, that was a useful bit of information to mention.  Booting in safe mode
CS> disables ACPI and the APIC, which also means that SMP will not be enabled.  You
CS> might try hunting around for an updated BIOS for the motherboard, or try
CS> tweaking the power-management/ACPI section of your BIOS.

CS> However, if you can boot a working system using safe mode, you can also try to
CS> use cvsup to update the system to 6.1-PRERELEASE, and see whether that works
CS> better for you.

CS> Otherwise, someone with more knowledge than I have will need to take a closer
CS> look; you could help this process by putting your dmesg output on a webserver
CS> somewhere and posting a link to it.  If you build a new kernel, you can include
CS> mechanisms to break to a debugger, which might prove useful in that you can get
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Tsu-Fan Cheng | 1 Mar 03:55 2006
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firefox core dump while saving a file

Hi,
  I am running freebsd6.0/amd64, firefox-1.5.0.1,1. Firefox core dump while
saving a file. Does anybody have this experience?

TFC
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Peter | 1 Mar 04:13 2006
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simple question on portupgrade

Good evening,

I am looking at the "downward recursive" option of
portupgrade.  Does this option (-R) only include the
immediate dependencies of the port in question or is
it truly recursive in the sense that it will upgrade
dependencies of dependencies as well?

Secondly, I see that the features of portupgrade for
upward and downward recursiveness use opposite
lettering to that of pkg_info:

portupgrade -R is like pkg_info -r
portupgrade -r is like pkg_info -R

Example:

# portupgrade -Rn bash

--->  Listing the results (+:done / -:ignored /
*:skipped / !:failed)
        - converters/libiconv (libiconv-1.9.2_2)
        - devel/gettext (gettext-0.14.5_2)
        - shells/bash (bash-3.1.10)

# pkg_info -rx bash

Dependency: libiconv-1.9.2_2
Dependency: gettext-0.14.5_2

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Ow Mun Heng | 1 Mar 04:13 2006
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Re: capturing a desktop demonstration as a movie

On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 11:49 +0000, freebsd wrote:
> guru <at> Sisis.de wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Is there somehow a tool (in the ports) to capture a (KDE-) desktop of
> > FreeBSD while doing a presentation of some kind of software to create
> > a movie of this, for example as a *.avi file?

> There is an application called wink:
> http://www.debugmode.com/wink/download.php

There's also one called xvidcap. captures screenshots and then uses
ffmpeg to put them as a movie.
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Robert Huff | 1 Mar 04:33 2006

simple question on portupgrade


Peter writes:

>  Secondly, I see that the features of portupgrade for
>  upward and downward recursiveness use opposite
>  lettering to that of pkg_info:
>  
>  portupgrade -R is like pkg_info -r
>  portupgrade -r is like pkg_info -R

	Having been using both of these a lot recently, I'd like to
cast a strong vote for making this happen.

				Robert Huff

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Chris Petrovitch | 1 Mar 04:36 2006

lam-mpi

Hello,

I am new to clustering, and am trying to install lam-mpi on a couple
of FreeBSD-6-Release boxes.
I installed it via the ports, ie.

# cd /usr/ports/net/lam7; make install clean

It compiled cleanly, but I ran into problems when I run laminfo.  I just 
segfaults, heres the
output:

$ laminfo
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

should I use /usr/ports/net/lam, (i.e., lam-mpi-6.5.9) ? Or maybe 
downgrade to 5.4-release?  I just thought I'd shoot a question out 
before I made any major changes.
thanks!

chris
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