This is a repeat of the test I ran in 2020 on the same desktop hardware, but now using the …
Articles tagged with "FreeBSD"
When I originally got this machine, I needed it for $WORK. That is no longer the case, so I wanted to install FreeBSD 13.1 in combination with ZFS to gain experience with the latter.
TL;DR Nice and quiet. Slightly faster than my i7-7700 workstation. Except for wifi, everything works.
Trying to update
gnumericto version 1.12.50_1, the following errors occurred during installation:
pkg-static: Unable to access …
On FreeBSD, ports save their configuration parameters under
/var/db/ports. When you de-install a port, this configuration remains behind. This is how to clean old configurations up.
This article documents how I set up Python and the syslog daemon so that Python programs can log to syslogd.
When you are exploring a problem, in general first write a command-line program whenever possible.
It will take less effort to write then a full-blown GUI.
Recently I wrote a program to remove the protection from ms-excel files.
The original version was written as a command-line program. Later I re-used the relevant code for a GUI program for use on ms-windows. This was mainly for the benefit of some colleagues who are not comfortable with using the command-line.
In this article I want to contrast the two programs.
The question now is if we can reduce that? For that we’re going to use mmap to look at the mailbox, and call sysctlbyname(3) using ctypes to get the remaining system information. Note that
sysctlet al and the names used are specific to FreeBSD.