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Old 03-29-2017, 04:03 PM   #76
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I didn't mean to offend you. I was just trying to make a point. I haven't given up on FreeBSD but I am trying to install arch on another laptop. I want a challenge but I don't think I'm ready for Gentoo. Thanks
 
Old 03-29-2017, 04:23 PM   #77
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Did your "Debian" install to a old-wheezy GUI or a CLI that you built up the way you want? A netinst will let you choose "defaults" to GUIs along the way or you can go CLI then make some fun* choices... try Ratpoison.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5613668
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post5584407

Or; more opinions, all you're gonna get on this subject: https://distrowatch.com/search.php?o...=Active#simple
run some.

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Old 03-29-2017, 04:48 PM   #78
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I installed Debian Jessie on my new laptop. But the reason I didn't want to install debian is because I have a new notebook that I installed kubuntu on just because I wanted something very reliable as a fallback. If I can't get wireless working in freeBSD then I'll have to move on to something else and I'll look at the suggestions again. Thanks
 
Old 03-29-2017, 05:09 PM   #79
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I normally keep a 2nd device around to bridge to wifi over. A usb dongle is $30-ish, an asus rt-n12 is $40-ish and has wifi and 5 ethernet ports. But most times it's a linux laptop that bridges wifi for a bsd laptop. But I have a 2nd one that I broke the screen on, otherwise still a good laptop.
 
Old 03-29-2017, 09:03 PM   #80
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Originally Posted by bsth123 View Post
I have debian on my new laptop. Unfortunately some people don't understand even though I've stated repeatedly I'm not looking for easy.
Since your not looking for easy try Slackware. Trust me it won't hold your hand.
It's a darn good teacher.

Once you get to know Slackware no other os will ever intimidate you again:-
http://www.slackware.com/getslack/
 
Old 03-30-2017, 06:42 AM   #81
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I can try it again I but tried 3 installs using two different dvds and everytime it would hang on packages and I couldn't get any further' I did some research and it seems not totally uncommon. if you know a work around I'd appreciate it.
 
Old 03-30-2017, 07:47 AM   #82
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http://www.tecmint.com/gentoo-linux-installation-guide/

https://github.com/shdcn/easygentoo

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Old 03-30-2017, 08:02 AM   #83
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It does seem interesting and I already have my disk partitioned. As far as compiling the kernel I know my hardware now. Thanks
 
  


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