FreeBSD 6.0 Released

4 days has passed since the new FreeBSD logo and now a fresh FreeBSD is waiting to grab it from the mirrors.

I wish i will find some time to test it. Even on a virtual machine…


New FreeBSD logo

The competition is over.

Finally after about 8 months from the announcement we have a new Logo.

And believe me it is really nice (
Even if it isn’t the daemon, we will get used to it


Funded FreeBSD development project

Poul-Henning Kamp send an update of the Funded FreeBSD development project.

He has done an excellent work.

Only one comment: On his mail he mention the following
[b]”I rather fear I sound as boring as the tourist guides on
the ruins of Akropolis, my apologies.”[/b]

He was in Greece and we didn’t notice it ? To bad for us…..


FreeBSD 5.3 finally boots

After talking with sivitos (one of my friends, and a known freebsd guru) about the uhci GIANT-LOCKED he suggested to turn off the USB support.

Turning off the USB wasn’t a option cause i will use it later, but i found on the BIOS that i could turn off the usb legacy emulation.

And guess: The Freebsd boots :), and FreeSBIE works also. Happy playing


FreeBSD 5.3 problems

After the release of FreeBSD on 06 Nov 2004, i wanted to do a test installation in my laptop, a Toshiba Pro M10.

Of course it didn’t succeded. The machine hung with a GIANT-LOCKED after probing the onboard USB controller. I didn’t have more time to investigate it so i did an abort.

Today i downloaded FreeSBIE, a freebsd [url][/url] live cd similar to knoppix, and try to see if it boot. Same error again.

Now it is time to find a solution. Doing a little search on google it appears that i am not the only person with the same problem, but i didn’t find a clear solution.

Disabling acpi didn’t help. The last message just for reference is the following:

[b]uhci0: port 0xefe0-0xefff irq 11 at device 29.0 on pci0
uhci0: Reserved 0x20 bytes for rid 0x20 type 4 at 0xefe0
uhci0: [GIANT-LOCKED][/b]

I will look at it again in the weekend. It is too bad i cannot run freebsd in my laptop 🙁