Ivan Tomica

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Replacing a broken drive on FreeBSD ZFS

These days, one of the drives on one of my machines started developing bad habits of reallocating blocks which is an early sign that drive might go bad. To prevent such misfortune I decided to replace it with a new one. Once the old drive was yanked out and new

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Moving /home to another ZFS dataset

When I set up ZFS on my main rig I was kind of doing it “fast as possible” and haven’t paid attention to much details. Recently, I wanted to customize my setup a bit so here’s how I migrated my /home to another ZFS dataset. Setup was as follows: There

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Fix delete key in CSH or TCSH

CSH is the default shell for root user on FreeBSD system. Basic usage is pretty much the same as any other shell like bash, zsh, fish or whatever. Until you try to execute some bash specific for loops, or attempt to use Delete key. Whaaaat? – Yes, apparently delete doesn’t

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GNOME Shell freezes on log out

So I’ve been battling with this issue for quite some time now. Every time I try to log out of Gnome Shell it simply freezes for anywhere between 10 and 30 seconds or so. This has been grinding my gears and finally I’ve stumbled upon this reddit post. And you

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Installing POP!_OS GTK theme on Fedora

Install sassc which is a dependency for building assets: sudo dnf install sassc Clone GIT repository: git clone https://github.com/system76/pop-gtk-theme.git Switch directory and build the themes: cd pop-gtk-theme make make assets Finally, install the themes: sudo make install You need root privileges for that as themes get installed to /usr/share/themes directory.

Minecraft server in FreeBSD Jail

To run latest Minecraft 1.12.1 (as of this writing) within FreeBSD Jail you need few things. First of, you need to install Java 8: pkg install openjdk8 openjdk8-jre After Java is installed, you’ll notice that there’s a warning like: This OpenJDK implementation requires fdescfs(5) mounted on /dev/fd and procfs(5) mounted

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ZNC with Let’sEncrypt

I’ve recently set up ZNC – an IRC bouncer, to help me stay logged in on IRC. Although I’m not yet done with the whole setup, I’ve decided to add a valid certificate. Of course, I use Let’s Encrypt for this purpose. To issue a certificate you can use: certbot

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