i am facing these issues after my FreeBSD 6.2 installation.

Max Laier max at love2party.net
Tue Mar 13 13:08:32 UTC 2007

Hello Ajay,

On Tuesday 13 March 2007 13:23, ajay gopalakrishnan wrote:
> 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?

this is the wrong list to ask such questions.  I referred your email to 
the more appropriate list "freebsd-questions".  You might also find that 
the handbook can be quite helpful.

> 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?


> 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 ?


> 3. How should i configure FreeBSD to start in X mode directly.
> Currently i have to do startx to start X on my machine.


> 4. I want to make "bash" as the default shell instead of "csh". Where
> is that configured?


> 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?


> 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?

Use a cvsup file along these lines:

*default host=cvsup.XXX.FreeBSD.org
*default base=/home/YYYY/.cvsupdb
*default prefix=/home/YYYY/fcvs
*default release=cvs
*default delete use-rel-suffix
*default compress


After that "cvs -d /home/YYYY/fcvs co src" will get you up and running.  
Ready to do "cvs diff -u" to check for the local changes you made etc.

As a side note:  If you can't figure out simple questions like this by 
your self, you will have a hard time to do actual development.  We 
provide a large amount of documentation, but you must use it yourself!

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