New user - small file server questions and quick GUI question
kurt.buff at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 03:12:36 UTC 2009
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 16:23, Kaya Saman <SamanKaya at netscape.net> wrote:
So, given what you've written below, you probably know more about this
stuff than I do. Cool. I will echo the advice already given, however:
to your /etc/rc.conf. That will most likely clear your problem.
>> Did you install gnome from source, or did you use 'pkg_add -r'? I
>> don't know why, but I seem to have better luck, though it takes much
>> longer, if I use 'make install' from the ports tree.
> I used pkg_add! Am such a package manager guy as although have compiled
> quite a bit of stuff I find on some systems such as Sun Solaris compiling
> can be a nightmare. Especially if it means hacking out source code and using
> special make parameters as I'm not a programmer but also not that far
> advanced when it comes down to building software from scratch!
>> I'm not far along that learning curve myself. Heh.
>> I started on an old Toshiba laptop with 256mbytes RAM, and Freesbie
>> worked well on that. I then learned how to install from scratch. That
>> was, um, interesting. I hated Linux, as it seems so arcane. Well,
>> perhaps 'hate' is too strong a word, but it left a bad taste in my
>> mouth. Once I worked with FreeBSD, it became much more clear. Things
>> seem to be done more sanely in FreeBSD. Now I have a nice 4gbyte
>> Lenovo T61, and I still like xfce4 - it does what I want, and I didn't
>> want to expend the effort to learn anything new.
> Well, Linux has its advantages and for the last 2 years have completely used
> it as an M$ Windowz replacement as one can do almost everything on it. When
> I meant; not used to doing things from scratch I meant building the OS. I
> actually prefer doing a minimal install of CentOS with no software or GUI at
> all and then building the system up to what I need when it comes down to
> Means I can fine tune the system that way and only use the system resources
> for what I need.
That's what I do with mine under FreeBSD, for both servers and workstations.
> Being a user of both Solaris and Linux though, they are both pretty cool
> with Solaris only hindered by lack of software and multimedia apps.
> Otherwise I think Solaris in Open guise would win anyday provided that the
> H/W support was as vast as Linux.
I need to dive back into Linux - I want to figure out Xen now that it
can do live migrations/failover, and FreeBSD doesn't do Dom0 - yet.
So, I'll probably try out CentOS, though I suppose I could use NetBSD.
> Wish there was something more, new and interesting but they're all a bit
> bland after a while. Gnome I find is more functional!
> If anyone has any idea of getting something like they use on TV shows like
> NCIS and CSI that would be really cool (not Hollywood OS) or something they
> use in the military that one sees on the discovery channel say on the US
> Navy ships.
> I mean I do develop GUI's for the OpenSolaris spin-off distro Belenix which
> can be seen here:
> under themes.
> But really need a new concept of completely tricked out geeky 'suped' up WM.
> Lot's of bar graphs, text outputs and other really cool stuff embedded into
> it :-) - no need for Gkrellm or Conky or Torsmo anymore!
Eh. I just want something that works and keeps out of my way - xfce
seems to do that just fine. For me, 'cool' is the apps and what I can
do with them.
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