I'm really upset with my new computer
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Feb 9 11:43:55 PST 2004
> I've heard that Sony and Dell don't support UNIX permissions on their
> proprietary hard drives. Stick with WinXP for now until a patch is committed
> into the source tree.
That doesn't make any sense. No hard drive vendor "supports UNIX
permissions" on their hard drives. File permissions are completely
a software thing and have little to do with the hardware underneath
- as long as the hardware works at all.
Now, WinXP does NOT support UNIX file permissions...
Ditch it and get a real OS!
(I have FreeBSD installed on lots of Dell machines including the
one I am currently typing on and file permissions work just fine)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rob2" <rob2 at pythonemproject.com>
> To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 12:41 PM
> Subject: I'm really upset with my new computer
> > I can't even log in without permission errors, yet all the files in my
> > home directory are rob.rob permissions. I end up at the root directory
> > where all homeless users end up
> > Nvidia video doesn't work. I downloaded the latest binary from Nvidia
> > and I don't know where it went on my computer.
> > I'm just having a bad day. BTW Win XP is working flawlessly, just to
> > rub it in. This is Dell 8600 laptop. I just needed to rant and
> > complain. It will get figured out in time. I remember when I bought my
> > Sony laptop I had a whole crop of similar problems.
> > Rob
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