freeBSD 6.4

Dánielisz László laszlo_danielisz at
Mon Mar 30 11:19:35 PDT 2009

Hi Mario,

There are planty ways to make an xorg.conf, for example to nvida vga cards there is a special apllication which generates the xorg.conf.
Try to type top and check out which processes uses the more CPU, also checg out  Load Avg.


From: Mario PNH <mariopnh at>
To: Dánielisz László <laszlo_danielisz at>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 6:10:10 PM
Subject: Re: freeBSD 6.4

Hi Dánielisz:
The freeBSD is on another hard drive and I am going to review the configurations, and send a txt file if you don't mind.
I remember Xorg process was busy all the time, I have to check it again.
Last time my Load on Firefox was just GMAIL.

2009/3/28 Dánielisz László <laszlo_danielisz at>

Hi Mario!

Did you installed the right vga driver? Did you make de right xorg.conf for Xserver? Please check this.
Anyways, you can send your top processes, but I think that the Firefox uses the more from CPU, by the way, what is your load?


From: Mario PNH <mariopnh at>

To: Dánielisz László <laszlo_danielisz at>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 7:29:25 PM
Subject: freeBSD 6.4

Hi Dánielisz

I got this email of you on MAR 13, and today I got the GNOME running on freeBSD 6.4.
I also installed KDE4 but haven't used it yet.

My main question this time is about the whole freeBSD.  As a matter of fact it is running
the CPU above 50% as I start GNOME with no more application involved. I am right now
emailing this from GMAIL/google using firefox loaded on GNOME  2.22.3 and the CPU is 
75% busy. So it is kind of slow and lagging. I am using this ASUS machine:

AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2000+
Memory  1 GB

Which when I use windows XP as OS, does the same with CPU involved just 6%. I am sure
freeBSD should do this much faster than Windows XP, but I have no idea how to detect what
is wrong. I can also send the list of processes running on this 6.4 which i guess most of them are
normal. and the only application open is firefox connected to GMAIL . Any idea what should I check?

I like to have a UNIX like OP. System to work on my JAVA programs. That I was doing with WIN-XP
so far. And I have WIN2003 also on another ASUS Core i7 machine. I want to know if the performance 
of freeBSD is very hardware related, then what type of motherboard / chip / CPU ..etc is recommended?  
I used to work with UNIX on SUN machines while at university, and I expect freeBSD to function almost 
the same, and even better these days concerning the time and new technologies but I am missing some 
info to get it done. 

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 5:04 AM, Dánielisz László <laszlo_danielisz at> wrote:

You are welcome!
Don't forget to upgrade your ports, I think after this it will work, if not than try pkg_add but first read the manual.

From: Mario PNH <mariopnh at>
To: Dánielisz László <laszlo_danielisz at>
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 9:07:56 PM
Subject: Re: Ports Collection

Thanks for your response.

FreeBSD versions of 7.0 and 7.1 could never be booted on my computer,
and it kept restarting with a short note of "inflate" on the screen. 
But 6.4 is running excellent, except for the gnome2 installation.
I didn't update my ports, but I will, and I think I need to go though
gnome installation instruction again.

While installing gnome2, for near 2 hours, it finally went into a loop
cycle of loading and repeating things, I can't remember exactly what 
but I am going to watch it closely as I redo it over next week

I am trying 6.4 on my 5 yr old ASUS A7N266-VM, which still runs great
with nVidia 220 North Bridge Chipset - CPU AMD Athlon(TM)2000+.
6.4 recognizes all components as I went through log files. This is a 
test for me, to learn about freeBSD. Once I am familiar with how it
functions, I try it on my new ASUS P6T Deluxe - Intel X58 (core i7). 
However, with the fact that I may face drivers issue for this one, yet 
I am going to add new hard drive to test 7.1 on the P6T soon, as I get 
just a bit free time after MAR 21. I appreciate your response and I will 
provide more info later on.


On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 6:06 AM, Dánielisz László <laszlo_danielisz at> wrote:

Dear Mario Palmer,

Did you tried to install the latest FreeBSD version instead of 6.4?
Did you updated your ports tree before running the make command (eg. with cvsup)?
You can also try installing gnome2 via pkg_add -r [-v]


 From: Mario PNH <mariopnh at>
To: freebsd-questions at
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 10:01:41 PM
Subject: Ports Collection

I really liked the FreeBSD running on my ASUS desktop,
until I tried to install gnome2 and I was surprised that
it never finished it, during which it created some 20 and
more user groups like 'nobody', 'anonymous', 'aiviah', 'games', etc ...
and I am wondering if that was a normal process.

# cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2
# make install clean

I have burned the DVD of 6.4 version lately and I don't
know if that's all I needed to install gnome2 instead of
using Ports Collection.

Mario Palmer
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