Linux "equivalent" to freebsd
satimis at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 2 02:14:42 UTC 2007
--- Simon Gao <gao at schrodinger.com> wrote:
> Stephen Liu wrote:
> >>> Take a look at Slackware.
> >>> http://www.slackware.com
> >>> Patrick
> >> Seconded, if I got to run Linux, I run Slackware (and I have in
> >> production). If you need it there is a port of Slack to AMD64
> >> slamd64, http://www.slamd64.com/.
> >> FreeBSD users will appreciate it's simplicity and it's stability.
> > slamd64-11.0 has issue on nVidia driver, same as FreeBSD 6.2-amd64.
> > Besides you need to recompile kernel to enable smp technology.
> > time after recompiling/upgrading kernel you need to reinstall the
> > driver download on nVidia.com. The situation is better than FBSD.
> > can't locate driver for FBSD x86_64 on their website, only x_86
> > available. The onboard NIC fails to work and X can't work properly
> > However smp technology is already enabled on FBSD.
> > I have slamd64-11.0 and FreeBSD 6.2-amd64 running here.
> > I have no knowledge on CentOS. I'm prepared to try it. According
> > folks on their forum CentOS supports nVidia chipset without
> > B.R.
> > Stephen Liu
> Why not give Gentoo Linux (www.gentoo.org) a try. By using Gentoo
> you not only get the similar port system, portage, as with FreeBSD,
> also enjoy all the benefits Linux can provide. Gentoo Linux is very
> flexible and has a very good support community.
I have 64 bit Gentoo box here. It also has nVidia driver problem. My
20" Philips LCD display can't display resolution > "1024x768". I have
to download a driver from nVidia.com. Now it displays correct
resolution "1680x1050". I don't know whether I need to reinstall the
said driver if after upgrading/recompiling the kernel. Because it is
running on a single core AMD Athlon64 PC. I don't need to recompile
kernel to enable smp.
I'm now searching a rigid OS, either Unix or Linux, to be run as
server. For time saving I don't expect building the same myself, HLFS.
I need X for running web browser to communicate outside World. Text
browser such as elinks etc. won't serve my need. I won't have X
started at boot. I only start it at need. That is my purpose to test
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