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Old 07-14-2003, 11:17 AM   #1
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how similar is freebsd to slack


i hope not too much cuz ihated freebsd lol
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:14 PM   #2
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They're about the same. Obviously, Slackware is linux and FreeBSD is BSD Unix, so BSD has to worry about binary emulation for linux, and uses a different kernel, but you'll find that all performance-oriented distros (like *BSD and Slackware) operate in a similar way.

What didn't you like about FreeBSD?
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:30 PM   #3
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the fact that i have a laptop and there were no drivers for my winmodem. sound was difficult to set up and X was a lil hard but i got help. but thats bout it.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 02:39 PM   #4
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Ohhhh, you may have more luck with the winmodem under linux, but from what I've heard, support is spotty.

Linux offers much better laptop support than FreeBSD, as BSD is more of a server-only operating system.

Configuring X in slackware is a dream, you just run

# /usr/X11R6/bin/xfree86setup

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Old 07-14-2003, 03:56 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by andrew001
Ohhhh, you may have more luck with the winmodem under linux, but from what I've heard, support is spotty.

Linux offers much better laptop support than FreeBSD, as BSD is more of a server-only operating system.

Configuring X in slackware is a dream, you just run

# /usr/X11R6/bin/xfree86setup

~Andrew
Or # xf86config
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:05 PM   #6
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The won't be automatic though. You could also do XFree86 -configure if you like everything to be autimated, although I personally like to do it by hand to make sure everything is set correctly.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 09:21 PM   #7
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yeah i know it aint automatic in freebsd, i had to configure mad shit, recompile mad things for my kernel. i was like damn.nothing works outta the box. it takes like a while for you to get a decent system going.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 09:29 PM   #8
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Yea, FreeBSD is like that. I've found that I like BSD best on firewalls and embedded systems, and slackware for other servers and workstations.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 08:43 AM   #9
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what would you use as a desktop system?
 
Old 07-15-2003, 08:46 AM   #10
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Slackware of course : ). I think its the best all-round distro out there.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 04:24 PM   #11
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aight i installed Slackware. im content pretty much. i wish KDE use less resources, but i cant get fluxbox working
 
Old 08-10-2003, 12:43 AM   #12
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but i cant get fluxbox working
whats wrong with fluxbox...it installed on slackware 9 perfectly..no errors, no warnings.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:04 AM   #13
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Yea, there's a package built for Slackware 9 on fluxbox.sourceforge.net.

I used it without any trouble.

~Andrew
 
Old 08-11-2003, 12:44 AM   #14
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have you tried xwmconfig (sorry if I'm stating the obvious) after installpkg'ing fluxbox?

Hope that helps,
Cam
 
Old 08-11-2003, 01:42 AM   #15
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There's also a fluxbox .tgz in the /extras directory of any Slack9 mirror. That's actually made up with the rest of the distro so really ought to work. Mine does. And, yeah, then just xwmconfig and you're off to the races.
 
  


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