PC-BSD 1.4 beta – Release name: da Vinci

After months of hard work, the PC-BSD team is pleased to make available the 1.4 BETA release. This version includes many exciting new features and software, such as:

  • 3D desktop support via Beryl
  • KDE 3.5.7
  • FreeBSD 6.2
  • Xorg 7.2
  • New GUI tools & utilities
  • Optional Components, and much more

Changelog :

PCBSD 1.4 BETA  – Changelog
7-20-07 (Kris Moore)
 * Updated FreeBSD base OS to 6.2-STABLE
 * Updated Xorg to version 7.2
 * Updated KDE to 3.5.7
 * Includes support for Flash7 in native BSD browsers. (Konq, Opera, FireFox)
 * Includes official NVIDIA drivers to simplify activating HW acceleration.
 * Optional 3D desktop using Beryl
 * Improved & Simplified system installer, now with the ability to load optional components from CD2
 * NEW! Network configuration manager, including tray apps for WIFI and ethernet connections
 * NEW! Firewall Manager, enables easy GUI configuration of firewall Settings
 * NEW! Xorg GUI Configuration tool, allows easy setup of screen resolution & 3D support
 * NEW! Added support to Add / Remove programs tool to easily install optional KDE / System components
 * NEW! User manager GUI
 * NEW! Battery Tray Application for Laptops
 * Numerous fixes / tweaks to KDE configuration, making downloading & running PBIs easier
 * Numerous other fixes / improvements to the core OS.

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php 5.2.3 upgrade more issue

Warning: session_save_path() [
open_basedir restriction in effect.

with error reporting set, blank page won’t give anything 🙁

A little work need to be done since session not working properly after upgrade php from php 4.4.7 to php 5.2.3.

After doing install and uninstall php5 ports in freebsd 6.2 box. I can see that error.

Googling more to find some clue, I have one plus solution.

The idea is overwrite session_path

just make sure these lines exist in vhost directive :

php_admin_value open_basedir  /home/student

php_value session.save_path /home/student/session

make sure session in /home/student/session exist or make symlink to a directory.

It works now 🙂

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Upgrading to php5

Recent announcement from php.net about end support for php4 make me thinking about upgrading to php5.

All server already use latest php4 version php 4.4.7 with mysql support (4.0.27) and apache1.37

Upgrading start from student server :

1. Uninstall all related php4 ports

2. Install php5 ports

kongja# cd /usr/ports/lang/php5 && make clean
===>  Cleaning for apache-1.3.37_4
===>  Cleaning for php5-5.2.3
kongja# cd /usr/ports/lang/php5 && make install
===>  php5-5.2.3 : Your apache does not support DSO modules.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /data3/ports/lang/php5.
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Finally Jeff commit SCHED_SMP work as SCHED_ULE

FreeBSD 7 release will get shaping up to be an awesome release 🙂

From Jeff blog :

"Well 5 years ago this summer I stopped by evan‘s house in seattle’s university district and told him I was going to write a scheduler that saturday. Today I committed my SCHED_SMP work as SCHED_ULE and I feel it finally reflects my original hopes and intentions. Much of that time was spent getting the kernel locked well enough that we could exploit some affinity. However I have experimented with a great number of schemes and ideas in the process. For now I’m satisfied. I will take a little break and work on other projects."

Thanks for your efforts Jeff  😉

Need to order second CPU for preparing hehehehehe.

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1610 temperature violation detected

New server arrive, HP proliant ML 350 G4 P . With four SCSI HD.

ready to replace our old email server 🙂

Just a problem that arise with heatsink that prompt message " 1610 temperature violation detected "


wait more than 5 minutes for cold the machine has no impact.

A few result from google lead me to this post,

After remove "sticker like" stuff  between heatsink and cpu make everything goes normal.

simple thing but make me nuts for  few days 🙁

Moral of story : keep fight 🙂