Category Archives: FreeBSD

Setting up SSH to use key pairs

If you SSH to the same server a lot and don’t want to type the password each time you can configure SSH so you don’t have to. First login to your terminal as normal and run $ ssh-keygen This will ask you the name of the key pair file you want to use. It will… Read More »

FreeBSD: make install – Accept default config

Using FreeBSD ports means compiling software by executing make install clean. This is great since it automatically fetches the dependencies then compile them. using make install clean, most of the packages have configuration options in which I have to manually choose the options. So if I install packageA with a lot of dependencies, those dependencies… Read More »

Install NGINX on FreeBSD

Installing NGINX Install NGINX $ pkg install nginx Create folder $ mkdir /data/www Find configuration file nginx.conf It’s either in /usr/local/nginx/conf, /etc/nginx or /usr/local/etc/nginx Edit conf file, comment out everything then add a new server block http { server { } } Add a location into the server block location / { root /data/www; }… Read More »

Installing VMware tools on Freebsd 10

Installing VMware tools on Freebsd 10 When installing OS, add kernel src Once installed, start the tools installer Player, Manage, Install VMware tools Mount the tools cd in the OS # mount -t cd9660 -o -e /dev/cd0 /cdrom Assumes /dev/cd0 is your cdrom and that /cdrom exits Copy install from cd to local file system… Read More »

Installing Enlightenment on FreeBSD 10

To install enlightenment your need to do something like this : # pkg install enlightenment then add exec enlightenment_start to your .xinitrc file in your home directory then when you start X11, enlightenment will also start. to start X11/enlightenment use # startx

Installing Gnome on FreeBSD 10

For installing Gnome desktop environment in FreeBSD 10, the following steps can be used. Install the needed packages pkg install gnome-desktop gdm xorg xf86-video-fbdev Add the following lines in /etc/rc.conf gnome_enable=”YES” moused_enable=”YES” dbus_enable=”YES” hald_enable=”YES” Reboot the machine. It will boot into Gnome login screen.