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Old 06-05-2004, 02:01 AM   #16
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erm... sorry it took so long to reply, I had some network problems ..

* hackers

thanks for replying

2) the cause might be that I'm just an idiot and can't figure it out .. I still can't make nslookup work ..

3) I have modifyed /etc/profile , same thing

* sjs

thank you for your help

* Atrocity

thanks

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Old 06-06-2004, 03:12 AM   #17
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mascdman - thanks , unfortunatly , same thing ..

maybe one of you will be so kind as to print an example /etc/X11/Xf86Config file ? I've searched for one with google but no results ..

another NEWB question:

I'm trying to mount A FLOPPY . In linux I could do "mount /dev/fd0" .. no ideea what I have to mount in BSD
 
Old 06-06-2004, 03:34 AM   #18
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Going by the XF86Config file you posted, you have a SIS630/730 video card? Maybe this will help: freebsd sis630 XF86Config

--mascdman
 
Old 06-08-2004, 07:56 PM   #19
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does x work at all? i had a similar problem, but, it was only for my user. x worked fine for root. finally after a ton of reading, the simple solution was to overwrite the existing .xinitrc and .xsession then startx. it worked like a charm. if x isn't working at all, my apologies for posting 0 amount of help. i read the post and no one has mentioned if x works for root, so i thought i'd contribute just in case.
good luck.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 01:20 PM   #20
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sorry it takes so long to reply, again I have network problems .. *should* be over tomorrow ..

regarding the X server:

peacedog: no, X does not work at all ..thanks for replying though!

BUT!! I have good news everyone: I have managed to make X work (using /stand/sysinstall) .. thank you for all your suggestions !

that took quite long to fix !

I have asked a question some time ago, tryed to fix it on my own .. couldn't .. how do you mount a floppy ? I have tryed /dev/afd0[a-c], /dev/fd0 .. no results .. really can't figure it out ..
 
Old 06-17-2004, 01:35 PM   #21
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right now, I have serious computer problems .. I have 2 operating systems:

1) Windows XP
2) FreeBSD 4.8

last Sunday there was a storm here .. and when I got home the computer was shut (I had left if open) .. it was running windows when it got shut ..

anyway .. I turned the computer on ..

Checking NVRAM ...
(it pauses for about 30 seconds) ..
...
..primary master..
..primary slave..
...
CMOS Battery low
^ what does that mean ?
(another 30 second pause)

anyway .. Windows works , nothing damaged, BSD works, nothing damaged .. so I thought anyway ..

(the 30 seconds pause still take place when I open the computer ..)

Tuesday .. when I open it ..

F1 DOS
F3 FreeBSD

[F1]<enter>

what follows is a BEEP!

I try again .. F1 .. BEEP!
again again again .. a continuous BEEP! ..

restart .. same thing ..

decide to see if FreeBSD works .. no problems there ..

so .. Windows doesn't want to boot .. now .. because of the events Sunday .. I can't quite diagnose the problem (which is *probably* not a freebsd problem .. but its solution will cirtantly involve freebsd) ..

so ..
-> could it be a windows problem (meaning I have to reinstall)
-> could it be a hardware problem ?
-> could it be a MBR problem ? and I should reinstall the freebsd boot loader ? (p.s.: how would I do that ?)

houf ..

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Old 06-22-2004, 02:36 AM   #22
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ah .. never mind .. it was a file system error .. I fixed it and *almost* everything returned to normal ..
 
Old 06-22-2004, 03:01 PM   #23
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Quote:
I have asked a question some time ago, tryed to fix it on my own .. couldn't .. how do you mount a floppy ? I have tryed /dev/afd0[a-c], /dev/fd0 .. no results .. really can't figure it out ..
You have to do a couple of things. First, create a file system on your hard drive that you mount the floppy to. /mnt/floppy is not uncommon.

Assuming that you have done this, you need to read through the output of dmesg to see what device bsd assigns to your floppy (my guess is /fd0, but read the output carefully). Make sure that the floppy is already formatted and readable on your windows boxes. Then one of the following should work:

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

or

mount -t msdos /fev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

I have also had to do this

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0.720 /mnt/floppy

You can save a little time by doing an "ls /dev | more" and looking for the approaiate entry, i.e., fd0, fd0.1440, fd0.720 and the like.

Cheers--
Charles
 
Old 06-25-2004, 02:50 AM   #24
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cnjohnson - thanks a lot for replying ! I will try what you have said soon enough ..

II

what a silly problem I have now .. (maybe all my problems have been "silly" ..)

some time ago .. I had these 2 problems

1) I wanted a smaller Console font
2) X didn't work

.. LQ was of great help and I managed to fix them both !

My problem now:

because of the smaller console font, when I start X .. it has a very high resolution .. if I open a shell .. I can barley even read the prompt .. and this happens to other programs as well ..

now .. of course I can make Konsole's font "huge" , and try do so with all the programs I use .. but .. I was wandering if there is some method .. to give X a lower resolution .. without damaging the console resolution

translation:

I still want a small font in text-mode but I want a lower resolution in X

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