jekillen at prodigy.net
Sun Dec 11 06:15:20 UTC 2011
I am not new to FreeBSD, but it has been a while since I worked with it.
The last version I obtained from FreeBSD Mall is 7.2. The jewel case
is marked with a date of May 2009, so it is a little behind. But I
to boot the i386 version installer, which it did on an Intel 64 bit
The 64 bit version is marked 'AMD64'. I would have gotten a laptop
but this particular seller (Linux Certified) did not have one
I was ready to buy. So now I am at it because the warrantee on the
So, I installed x-developer and attempted to install Apache from the
ports. None of the listed version would install: error code -1.
I also tried MySQL. The first time it also failed to install. But did
sysinstall and tried
a different version than originally selected, and it did install.
Since I wanted the GUI, I ran xinit when I got a shell prompt and
failed to load and run, the error is "failed to load module fbdev
Perhaps this is not an issue that can be addressed practically, here,
alright with me. But short of getting another DVD and trying to
install from that
is there a way to deal, at least with the fbdev complaint?
My experience with FreeBSD goes back to 6.0, setting up and running
specifically web servers. This is going to be a development server,
as it had
been when it had Ubuntu Linux.
Thank you for time and attention;
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