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Extend the Usability of Your Dell PowerEdge 1850 - Part 1

My first 'real' server was a Dell PowerEdge 1850 that I got sometime in 2005. At the time it was a powerful machine with dual Intel Xeon CPU's each at 3 GHz, dual power supplies for redundancy, and U320 SCSI hostswap drives on a PERC 4e/Si. Years later I would later upgrade the RAM and storage to it's maximum capacity, but that can only take you so far.

Network Speed Test on FreeBSD

With just a few command (2 actually). You can benchmark the network transfer speed between two FreeBSD hosts using nothing but the base system (no additional tools/ports need to be installed).

Jitsi Meet on FreeBSD with Apache

The ports needed to deploy a Jitsi Meet service using a FreeBSD platform is now available to install from the ports tree.

Cannot log in to IBM System x IMM web Interface with Firefox

If you use Firefox version 52 or later and you have Lenovo/IBM IMM firmware 1.47 and later you'll notice that there is no progress after pressing the Login button in IMM web interface. This the latest flaw in what was once a great browser. The people over at Mozilla think they know what's best and decide to break stuff in the name of 'security'.

AWK Stuff

Just some random experimental AWK stuff.

Installation script for a FreeBSD based MATE desktop

This is an installation script for a FreeBSD based MATE desktop.

Make any Printer a Network Printer Using FreeBSD, a Raspberry Pi, and p910nd

Using a program called p910nd you can take any non-network printer and turn it into a network printer over Ethernet or Wifi.

Install Meteor on FreeBSD

Follow the directions on this page to get the latest stable (released) version of Meteor running on FreeBSD. As of this writing, that's version 1.4.1.1 utilizing NodeJS 4, MongoDB 3.2, and NPM 3.9

VMware Tools, Smooth Mouse, Clipboard Sharing, Auto-Resize on TrueOS

Like GhostBSD guests on VMWare it's also easy to enable smooth mouse, clipboard sharing, and auto-resize for TrueOS. Only one tiny adjustment is required. Keep in mind though that TrueOS is still in beta and is tracking FreeBSD 12-CURRENT as of this writing, so things might be a little unstable. By 'unstable' I mean that updates might break stuff, the OS itself works pretty well with VMWare.

VMware Tools, Smooth Mouse, Clipboard Sharing, Auto-Resize on GhostBSD 10.3

For a GhostBSD guest running on VMWare it's really easy to enable features like smooth mouse, clipboard sharing, and auto-resize. These instruction will cover the most simplest method using the emulators/open-vm-tools binary package. If you prefer to build your own packages or want more control over your X11 configuration file, take a look at a similar post Open VM Tools on FreeBSD 10 with Xorg.

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