FreeBSD Sudo Upgrade Gone Wrong, Password No longer working with Sudo 1.7.2p2 / 1.7.2p3, Sudo Broken

Posted by Benjamin Close on April 14, 2010 under FreeBSD | Be the First to Comment

Recently a port audit security advisor was released that indicated an exploit with sudoedit of the security/sudo FreeBSD port. At the time I was running sudo 1.6.9 and being a responsible system administrator, I decided to upgrade sudo to the latest revision of the port (1.7.2p2 at the time). The upgrade went very smoothly, with [..more..]

Using Serial Devices in FreeBSD / How to set a terminal baud rate

Posted by Benjamin Close on January 8, 2010 under FreeBSD, UniSA | Read the First Comment

Recently I was working on a php command line program that required access to a serial port. Initially developed under Linux the program was then shifted to it’s permanent location on a FreeBSD server. This is where we first started having problems. Initially we discovered the server didn’t have a native serial port. We fixed [..more..]

user: Gaetan Nadon (gnadon) Joins Xorg Team

Posted by Benjamin Close on November 6, 2009 under FreeDesktop | Be the First to Comment

Please welcome Gaetan Nadon to the Xorg development team, mentored initially by Peter Hutterer (whot)

VMWare woes with DISK IO & Possible Solution

Posted by Benjamin Close on August 12, 2009 under ClearChain, Computers | Read the First Comment

Recently the server hosting clearchain.com (aka Leo) has been having disk io errors. This has had me quite perplexed. You see Leo is a virtual machine running on redundant hardware as part of an VMWare ESX cluster. Hence whilst I can understand slow performance and delayed access at some times, disk IO’s don’t make sense. [..more..]

VNC Connects Then Hangs

Posted by Benjamin Close on August 6, 2009 under Computers, OpenSource, UniSA | 4 Comments to Read

Working out that VNC can put a client ONHOLD, making it look like the server has frozen

Xinput 1 -> XInput 2 conversion guide

Posted by Benjamin Close on July 30, 2009 under Computers, FreeDesktop, OpenSource, Programming | 2 Comments to Read

Details about the API changes between Xinput 1(XI1) and XInput 2 (XI2)

user: Yang Zhao (yzhao) Joins xf86-video-radeonhd

Posted by Benjamin Close on July 27, 2009 under FreeDesktop | 2 Comments to Read

Please welcome Yang Zhao (yzhao) to the FD.o ranks. Working on Xorg and in particular the xf86-video-radeonhd driver.

user: Alexander Sack (asac) joins ModemManager & NetworkManager team

Posted by Benjamin Close on July 23, 2009 under FreeDesktop | Be the First to Comment

Please welcome Alexander Sack (asac) to the Freedesktop team. Alex will be working on ModemManager & NetworkManager

user: Arkadiusz Miskiewicz (arekm) join Open Office Team

Posted by Benjamin Close on under FreeDesktop | Be the First to Comment

Please welcome Arkadiusz Miskiewicz (arekm) to the open office team.

user: Alex Villacís Lasso (a_villacis) joins xf86-video-savage

Posted by Benjamin Close on under FreeDesktop | Be the First to Comment

Please welcome Alex Villacís Lasso to the FreeDesktop ranks. Alex will be working on improving the Savage driver, mentored by Alex Deucher