LinkedIn Sourceforge Twitter

Vincent's Blog

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work (Aristote)

Category: OpenBSD

OpenBSD 6.8 cannot boot on some intel boards: a solution

Posted on 2020-10-31 12:16:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Since OpenBSD 6.8, boot process does not work on my ASRock J5005-ITX board. The root cause is the kernel size. In this blog, I present you 2 possible solutions

Read more ...

Do not log in /tmp

Posted on 2020-10-25 12:10:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

On one of my OpenBSD machine, I had, after several months of usage, a full /tmp filesystem. Despite by checking files, none were big enough to take full space of /tmp. Why [df]( shows a full filesystem ? and why no big files identified by [ls](, neither by [du]( ?

Read more ...

Improved sysupgrade for OpenBSD

Posted on 2020-10-21 21:31:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

For the release of OpenBSD 6.8 I've slightly adapted my systupgrade utility.

Read more ...

Fuzzy search within the OpenBSD packages

Posted on 2020-05-24 22:24:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

[fzf]( is an addicting tool for what concerns search. The overall process is very simple, despite very quick. Moreover the tool is well presented. This post will describe how to integrate fzf with OpenBSD packages.

Read more ...

Having several BSD boot on same machine

Posted on 2020-03-10 22:31:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

I would like to re-run DragonflyBSD on my laptop where OpenBSD is running. So I'll explain how I've setup a multi-boot system.

Read more ...

Running duckDB on OpenBSD

Posted on 2020-02-08 21:14:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

After having listen to the presentation of Hannes Mühleisen given on February 2nd at [Fosdem]( I've decided to give a try to type of DB.

Read more ...

Migrate from Legacy boot to UEFI

Posted on 2019-11-14 21:14:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Last week my NAS stopped working. The mother board has not resist to an unplanned power outage. So, I bought a new board [J5005]( After having placed the new board in the case, I was surprised to see that the board does not see the boot sector. Looking in the documentation of the board, we can ONLY use EUFI. Legacy boot is not supported!!!. Here bellow I will explain how to migrate my disk to UEFI.

Read more ...

Modifications on OpenBSD sysupgrade

Posted on 2019-11-10 17:04:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Since version 6.6 of OpenBSD we can upgrade a machine via a simple commmand: [sysupgrade]( Unfortunately this tool as some side effects annoying for me: install all sets and reboot immediately without asking it. In this blog, I present modifications I did in order to solve those problems.

Read more ...

Fapws4 is running without troubles since 100 days

Posted on 2019-10-13 21:27:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD fapws

Today it's exactly 100 days that my website is running on top of Fapws4 without any troubles.

Read more ...

update version of xenodm loginscreen

Posted on 2019-07-20 08:54:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

After my blog on [xenodm](/post/post_20190626), I've received several interesting remarks. So, this blog is to integrate some of those remarks (not all) and to include a nice looking dynamic picture.

Read more ...
Sooner Older