Thanks for FBSD6
jsd at cluttered.com
Wed Dec 7 12:01:30 PST 2005
Just a note to say thanks to all the hard working people who created
FBSD6. I spent an annoying week trying to get some minimal
"lightweight" Linux distros to work "out of the box" on an ancient
laptop that I had lying around. They all had various problems, such as:
unable to recognize/configure the wireless ethernet card, or the X
server wouldn't come up properly. FBSD6 worked basically "out of the
box". I had to create a custom script in rc.d to get the wireless to
work on boot, but that was about it.
basically the meat of the script looks like:
ifconfig ath0 ssid "my wireless network"
if someone can tell me what /etc/rc.conf options i need to set to
duplicate that, that would be cool. i played around with it for a while
but never got it to work without my custom script.
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