Lazy Reading for 2018/10/14

A good, oddball week.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Draculagate, a book funded by Kickstarter.  Watch the video.

 

In Other BSDs for 2018/10/13

Still playing catchup with links.

 

OverTRIMmed

Matthew Dillon recently fixed a TRIM bug, where a TRIM command was being issued unconditionally, regardless of the mount flag, and duplicating the action if it was set normally.  It’s fixed now.  This would only have any significant slowdown on UFS, which means it would only affect installworld – the rest of your mounted volumes are HAMMER, right?

Lazy Reading for 2018/10/07

Old computer theme this week.  That may be more of a constant.

 

In Other BSDs for 2018/10/06

Still catching up on links.

DragonFly, Cygwin, and PuTTY

To add to my ongoing slow fiddle with DragonFly: I’ve noted how to install in Hyper-V, and how to use Cygwin to connect to run X.  Here’s another step: if you are using PuTTY/Pageant, as I am, and want to connect, Cygwin/X needs to be told to listen on TCP.  Find your /usr/bin/startxwin file in Cygwin and change serverargs to:

serverargs=”-listen tcp”

And then in PuTTY, under Connection -> Session -> X11, check “Enable X11 forwarding”, set X display location to “:0.0”, and locate your .Xauthority file.  It will be in your user’s Cygwin home directory.  (tips found here)

plink can be used to create shortcuts – open an xterm directly into your DragonFly VM from your Windows desktop, for instance, with a shortcut that runs ‘plink <sessionname> xterm’.

If you are running a slightly newer version of Windows and aren’t trying to accommodate a ‘legacy’ PuTTY install, using Windows Subsystem for Linux may work better; I have not yet tried.

Lazy Reading for 2018/09/30

I cleared my tab backlog, but I still have a RSS backlog to work through here.  Please be patient as I post a crapton of links and still don’t make it to the end.

Your unrelated listening of the week: The Best Metal on Bandcamp: September 2018.  Witch Ripper and Pig Destroyer are pretty fun, both to listen to and to say.

In Other BSDs for 2018/09/29

EuroBSDCon 2018 unfortunately had no video, but the presentations are showing up online.

DragonFly on Hyper-V, locally

For the future edification of others: I mentioned I installed DragonFly under Hyper-V on a Windows 10 laptop.  I wanted to be able to open a terminal on DragonFly while in my Windows environment.  I have that now; here’s what I did:

  • Installed DragonFly in Hyper-V (see my prior install notes)
  • Installed xorg on DragonFly.  (pkg install xorg)
  • Installed Cygwin/X on Windows 10 – specifically, the xauth, xorg, xterm, xclock, cygutils-x11, and openssh packages.
  • In DragonFly, set these items in /etc/ssh/sshd_config :
    • X11Forwarding Yes
    • X11DisplayOffset 0
    • XAuthLocation /usr/local/bin/xauth
  • Run XWin Server on Windows 10.
  • Run CygWin64 Terminal on Windows 10
    • export DISPLAY=:0.0
    • ssh -Y (address of DragonFly host)
    • Once logged in, type ‘xterm’.

At this point, a terminal window should pop up on your Windows machine, showing your DragonFly username@hostname as the prompt.  You are set!

Next steps – getting this working with PuTTY, Pageant, and Plink.