i am facing these issues after my FreeBSD 6.2 installation.

Stefan Lambrev stefan.lambrev at sun-fish.com
Tue Mar 13 13:08:02 UTC 2007


This mail have to be in  questions not hackers, but anyway ..

ajay gopalakrishnan wrote:
> Hi,
> I've recently installed FreeBSD release 6.2 successfully except that the
> following things that i need importantly dont work. How should i do 
> these?
> 1. I am using PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE). I am running FreeBSD on 
> Vmware and
> i set the network connection as "Bridged" on Vmware. I configured my
> Ethernet device with the correct IP, Gateway, Netmask, DNS but i dont 
> know
> how to start my internet on FreeBSD. All i do to connect to the 
> internet on
> Windows is give my username and password. I also read the PPPoE 
> chapter on
> the FreeBSD manual but of no use. How should i start PPoE on FreeBSD?
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/pppoe.html, but better look for "mpd"
> 2. I need Vim. I dont want to use Vi. I searched in my CD-1 and CD-2. 
> But i
> could not find the package "vim" inside it. Since i am not able to 
> connect
> to the internet is there any other way to install Vim ?
well if you do not have the source or the packages .. you have to find a 
way to download it :)
> 3. How should i configure FreeBSD to start in X mode directly. 
> Currently i
> have to do startx to start X on my machine.
take a look at xdm, kdm and gdm :)
> 4. I want to make "bash" as the default shell instead of "csh". Where is
> that configured?
man vipw
> 5. Where are the kernel sources located? I need it because i want to do
> kernel network programming? Is having kernel sources sufficient or 
> there are
> other dependencies also?
src/sys are kernel sources. Where depends on your installation (normally 
> 6. How do developers usually keep their kernel sources in sync with 
> the main
> Central Kernel source? Do we use CVS or Subversion for this?
if you are using freebsd 6.2 - man csup  

But best place to start is reading http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/
and once you are familiar with FreeBSD you can read "developers handbook".
> Thanks & Regards,
> Ajay.
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Best Wishes,
Stefan Lambrev
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