New to FreeBSD

Ivan Zenzerović zenzof1 at
Mon Mar 26 22:10:09 UTC 2007


when I tried with Knoppix, the X system worked well, but with debian I had
some problems. I'll try installing it on this week so I'll know everything.
Thanks for your answer.


On 3/27/07, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 11:09:52PM +0200, Ivan Zenzerović wrote:
> > Hi to all.
> >
> > My name is Ivan and I'm new to FreeBSD and Unix, I worked a little in
> > Linux, but it was a long time ago. I downloaded the 5.5 release and I
> > plan installing it.
> Better get 6.2. That is the latest production release. 5.5 is a legacy
> release.
> > I downloaded also all availible docs.
> The docs are on the release CD and will be installed if you tell the
> install program to do so.
> It is a good idea to print out those parts of the FreeBSD Handbook that
> deal with installation and have them handy.
> > I wondered if it is ok to start with this.
> What you could do is use an emulator (like VMware or the free Qemu) to
> do a test install on a virtual machine. Furthermore there is the
> Freesbie project which is a FreeBSD Live-CD that you can boot from to
> get a feel for the system and how it deals with your hardware.
> > And, also, I have an
> > integrated GPU, it works well on FreeBSD?
> Depends. It's not really dependant on FreeBSD, but more on the X
> server. You should look at the docs on the X website:
> HTH,
> Roland
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