Re: Finally a working distro!!!
From: Simon Barner (barner_at_in.tum.de)
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 22:44:49 +0200
> At long last after many different distros and with the help of some from the
> group my trusty old P75 laptop is now running freebsd 4.8 with xfree86 4.3
> There is a couple of things maybe the group could advise me on if poss!
> 1. I used to use kppp to dial up the net with an old version of Mandrake and
> using kppp now with freebsd throws up the message `/etc/resolv.conf is
> missing or can`t be read see your system admin.` and I wondered if there are
> better(?) diallers to use or what info is reqd. to write `resolv.conf.
I'd use FreeBSD's command line ppp. For installation instructions,
please read the man page, see the example files in /usr/share/examples/ppp/
(esp. ppp.conf.sample) and read the handbook:
> 2. How the hell do you mount/access and read floppies. I have tried `mount
> /dev/fd0` but get the message `uknown special file or file system`. I have
> tried `mount /dev/fd0 /mnt` and get `incorrect super block` and a few other
> combinations with no joy and the Handbook does`nt really help.
Use mount -t msdos /dev/fd.01440 /floppy, or put the following line into
your /etc/fstab and `mount /floppy' will do the same job:
/dev/fd0.1440 /floppy msdos rw,noauto,nosuid 0 0
> 3. This is I suppose where I should just sit and read the handbook but the
> pkg_add utility is still a mystery.
man pkg_add :-)
If you have a specific problem, please ask again, but questions like
"It doesn't work." are difficult to answer.
> But I am delighted with this distro and I can even run Gnome 2.2 albeit a
> bit slooooooow.
Gnome on a P75? :-) Oh dear, but if you like it... I have a spare P90
(desktop version) here, I can send you the processor if you like... ;-)
And, one last remark: `distro' is Linux speak, FreeBSD comes a complete
Enjoy your new toy,