*BSDThis forum is for the discussion of all BSD variants.
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I've always tried to stay away from kernel setups, and was wondering does FreeBSD have an option to probe for hardware for you instead of doing it manually? Mandrake, Fedora, and even Gentoo has this option.
Yep, the generic kernel has support for almost everything! You may need to add pcm for sound and a few other things if you have weirdness (like USER_LDT for nvidia cards) but for the most part everything is automagic.
On top of that... editing and making a new kernel isn't a real big involved process. Seriously, the docs will walk you through everything.
hackers_, I am going to have to assume you are talking about the 5.x series. I know 4.9 does not have USER_LDT in the GENRIC kernel... It got bit by that recently because I screwed up a kernel and tried to boot with the GENERIC... xdm barfs because of it.