program hang after "Not enough random bytes available"

Keith Ray keith at
Wed Nov 6 16:32:01 CET 2002

Quoting 5468696A6D656E <thijmen at>:

> With gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.1 i haven't been able to create a key on:
> uname -a
> FreeBSD einstein 4.5-RELEASE-p19 FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE-p19 #2: Mon Oct 21
> 01:50:10 CEST 2002     
> thijmen at einstein:/usr/src/sys/compile/TEST-SMP  i386

Edit your /etc/rc.conf file and add the following line:

rand_irqs="1 3 4 7 14 15"

Look at your dmesg output to find appropriate IRQ's to use.  Keyboard, mouse,
HDD controllers, and soundcard might be good choices.  Picking bad IRQ's won't
hurt you since they are stirred into the pool.  Use the rndcontrol utility to
enable IRQ's as entropy sources without rebooting.

Keith Ray <keith at> -- OpenPGP Key: 0x79269A12

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