Re: VirtualBox Remote Instance
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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2021 01:19:53 UTC
On Sat, Nov 27, 2021 at 2:33 PM Sysadmin Lists <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > From: Derek Schrock <email@example.com> > > FYI, pkg info has -x that will allow you to filter packages from the > > regex pattern given to -x: > > > > pkg info -x virtualbox > > Thanks. I know `pkg' has a ton of aliases and features, but using them > often enough to remember them when they're useful is another story. That > awk code is useful in a wide range of situations. I use `awk' to grep more > often than I use `grep' to grep. > > grep virtualbox == awk '/virtualbox/' > > > This sounds as if it's an issue with the local X server running or > > you're just not waiting long enough for the Qt window to appear. For > > example trying to run xterm via a VPN back to from home machine over the > > Internet takes ~10 seconds. Is this running X11 Forwarding via a local > > LAN or WAN? If WAN give it more time? If you gave it enough time I'd > > guess it's back to the local X server. > > LAN. I've let it sit there for close to 10-minutes before and nothing > changed. It's not a time-out or timing issue. > > > I might recommend using net/xrdp instead of X11 Forwarding or use > > www/phpvirtualbox with VNC if you need console access. > > Since it's on a LAN, I've been using unsecured VNC connections just fine. > It's a good workaround, but not a solution. > > > I've seen too many issues over the past couple years with applications > > not working correctly via X11 Forwarding to just stop using it other > > than simple applications. > > If it's affecting that many applications, perhaps freebsd-questions@ has > seen this problem before and can suggest a potential fix. > > Thanks for looking into it. > > -- > Sent with https://mailfence.com > Secure and private email > I find an easier way to do this without the aliases, grep, or awk is: ptavv> pkg info virtualb\* virtualbox-ose-6.1.30 virtualbox-ose-kmod-6.1.30 ptavv> -- Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PGP Fingerprint: D03FB98AFA78E3B78C1694B318AB39EF1B055683