David Gilbert | 1 Dec 03:10 2003
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1100 and FreeBSD

>>>>> "pirat" == pirat  <pirat <at> access.inet.co.th> writes:

>> onboard > > NIC is supported in stable, but I had some problems
>> starting X: the > > BIOS wasn't completely mapped, and I had to
>> compile it in to the > > server.  See
>> http://www.lemis.com/grog/diary-jul2003.html#25 for more > >
>> details.

That won't help much with the 1100's X.  It's got an intel chipset for
it's video ... and frustratingly, the BIOS only allocates 842k of
video memory.  I have a chunk of linux code that fixes this, but I
havn't gotten this going in FreeBSD yet.

Basically X will run in 1024x768x8bit mode ... which is sub-optimal.
It was a pain before to run in 8 bit, but now it's horrid (as few, if
any, applications are in the least bit 8bit aware).

... Now if you have the old (Phoenix ?) BIOS "A06" ... aparently
you're good to go.  There's a BIOS option for more RAM... but the new
"Dell" BIOS (A20 and newer) have no option for this.

Sux.  I'd even settle for A06 ... but I can't find a copy of it.

Dave.

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David Gilbert | 1 Dec 03:12 2003
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1100 and FreeBSD

>>>>> "pirat" == pirat  <pirat <at> access.inet.co.th> writes:

pirat> my bios version is A23 so that i am not sure if i need to do
pirat> patching for DSDT or not.  but if i have to do, i do not find
pirat> intel disassembler from freebsd port tree.  i am using
pirat> 4.9-stable

As with all Dell BIOS's that I've encountered recently, all Dell ACPI
code right up to A23 for the 1100 is riddled with bugs.  If you email
me directly, I can get you a corrected one.

For instance, without a corrected DSDT, believe-it-or-not, your
builtin mouse won't work !?!

Dave.

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Brett Glass | 1 Dec 03:19 2003

Re: Does 4.9-RELEASE work with 3Ware RAID card?

At 03:36 PM 11/30/2003, Robert Watson wrote:

>Not sure if you ever got an answer to the affirmative, but I'm running
>several personal servers on 4.9-RC and 4.9-RELEASE quite smoothly with the
>twe driver.

I got some encouraging reports, and so tried it. The machine, which has
an Escalade 6800, does seem to be running OK. I had to upgrade it to the
latest firmware, as you mentioned -- not only to make it stable but to
get it to recognize large hard drives and enable the use of a "hot spare."
For some reason, 3Ware requires you to upgrade twice -- once to an intermediate
version and then to the latest -- if you still have the original firmware on 
the board, which this one did.

--Brett Glass

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Robert Watson | 1 Dec 03:20 2003
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Re: Does 4.9-RELEASE work with 3Ware RAID card?

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Brett Glass wrote:

> At 03:36 PM 11/30/2003, Robert Watson wrote:
> 
> >Not sure if you ever got an answer to the affirmative, but I'm running
> >several personal servers on 4.9-RC and 4.9-RELEASE quite smoothly with the
> >twe driver.
> 
> I got some encouraging reports, and so tried it. The machine, which has
> an Escalade 6800, does seem to be running OK. I had to upgrade it to the
> latest firmware, as you mentioned -- not only to make it stable but to
> get it to recognize large hard drives and enable the use of a "hot
> spare."  For some reason, 3Ware requires you to upgrade twice -- once to
> an intermediate version and then to the latest -- if you still have the
> original firmware on the board, which this one did. 

Yeah, I completely forgot about that -- only one of my systems has "large
hard disks" requiring the second firmware upgrade, but indeed, that is
another reason to make sure the firmware is really up-to-date.

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert <at> fledge.watson.org      Senior Research Scientist, McAfee Research

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Kenneth W Cochran | 1 Dec 06:18 2003

ecn info

Where might I find information on how FreeBSD handles
ECN (explicit congestion notification)?
I've been searching the mailing list archives & so far
can't find anything.

Thanks,

-kc
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Zoran Kolic | 1 Dec 06:59 2003
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mail without mta


   Dear list!
   I'd like to know if some-
one has experience with system
running no mta (aka sendmail).
I have single comp, not server,
not lan. Yes! Sendmail is nice,
but it is too big for simple
tasks I have for it.
   My intention is to use apps
small as possible. This letter
gone from mutt directly to
ssmtp, that processed it to my
isp. (Setting option for
sendmail as "/usr/local/sbin/ssmtp".)
Little drawback is that one
cannot write second letter
and send it at the same time.
Some sort of queue would be
helpful.
   Problems start receiving mail.
Fetchmail manual announces po-
ssibility for handing over to
procmail. Option should be
"mda procmail" in user section.
I made no rc file for procmail.
Test letter really came from
pop server to my local depot
(/var/mail/zoran). And... Mutt
cannot read it. Says "/var/mail/
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Willie Viljoen | 1 Dec 07:20 2003
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Re: mail without mta

Have you considered using Exim as your MTA? It is much simpler to configure
and use than sendmail, and alot less hungry for resources, but it will give
you the same (and even better) functionality to sendmail. Exim is in
/usr/ports/mail/exim/

Will

----- Original Message -----
From: "Zoran Kolic" <kolicz <at> eunet.yu>
To: <freebsd-stable <at> freebsd.org>
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 7:59 AM
Subject: mail without mta

>
>    Dear list!
>    I'd like to know if some-
> one has experience with system
> running no mta (aka sendmail).
> I have single comp, not server,
> not lan. Yes! Sendmail is nice,
> but it is too big for simple
> tasks I have for it.
>    My intention is to use apps
> small as possible. This letter
> gone from mutt directly to
> ssmtp, that processed it to my
> isp. (Setting option for
> sendmail as "/usr/local/sbin/ssmtp".)
> Little drawback is that one
> cannot write second letter
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Murat Ustuntas | 1 Dec 09:26 2003
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bind compile error message

Hello all,

After receiving the FreeBSD-SA-03:19.bind message, i try to patch and 
compile the bind.
My patch is for 4.9 and --STABLE one. In the /usr/src/usr.sbin/named , i 
have put the
command make obj && make depend && make  and take the error:

(u=${USER-root} d=`pwd` h=`hostname` t=`LC_ALL=C date`;  sed -e 
"s|%WHEN%|${t}|" -e "s|%VERSION%|"8.3.7-REL"|"  -e 
"s|%WHOANDWHERE%|${u} <at> ${h}:${d}|"  < 
/usr/src/usr.sbin/named/../../contrib/bind/bin/named/version.c > 
tmp_version.c)
sed: 1: "s|%WHOANDWHERE%|who | h ...": bad flag in substitute command: 'h'
*** Error code 1

My system is 4.9-RC FreeBSD. How can I correct the problem.?

Regards,

Murat Ustuntas

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Pete French | 1 Dec 12:35 2003

Re: mail without mta

>    I'd like to know if some-
> one has experience with system
> running no mta (aka sendmail).

Running without an MTA sounds like
the wrong solution to the problem. Have
you thought of replacing sendmail with
something like exim ? I use that as an MTA
on single machines all the time. very
easy to configure and not very resource
hungry. Willjust sit there quietly and do the
job without any fuss.

...there are a number of other options too
which people will no doubt mention.

-pcf.
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Simon Barner | 1 Dec 15:35 2003
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Re: mail without mta

Hi,

although this does not answer your question directly, it might be useful for
you (in case you decide to use sendmail as your mta :-)

I wrote a sendmail howto for FreeBSD workstation installations. It still
needs some minor improvements, but it should be quite usable in its
present state:

http://home.leo.org/~barner/freebsd/articles/mailsetup/article.html

Regards,
 Simon

Gmane