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Single line paragraphs. On Thursday, 29 June 2006 at 22:51:00 -0400, Fernando Pinguelo wrote: > I am writing to you because I need to vent. I have tried installing > version 5.3 of FreeBSD on a Pentium III machine. I thought I > succeeded in doing it so, but when I tried to build xOrg I realized > that I did not have all the ports installed and that some other > dependencies were also missing. I realized then that the > installation had not been as successful as I first thought. > > So, I tried to re-install the ports from the CD, since I didn't have > an Internet connection to that machine. Well, I kept getting more and > more hardware/software errors. I then tried to upgrade FreeBSD to > version 6.1. And that was what I did; I tried. If you have hardware problems, you'll run into trouble installing anything. > Well, I kept getting more errors, as usual. The more I tried to > install/reinstall/upgrade/fix FreeBSD, the more I was realizing that > anything that had to do with FreeBSD that could go wrond would go > wrong, be it the software installation or hardware behavior. The > amount of work and headache that I have been experiencing to move a > single 'inch' towards a working Unix environment has been enourmously > frustating. The worst part of it all is that I have not accomplished > anything tangible at all. > > I think now it is time for this boy to abandon the 'Unix' bandwagon > for good and move back to MS Windows. At least I will be able to > concentrate on doing real productive work, instead of dealing with > temperamental hardware and software every time I touch the PC. You really can't blame FreeBSD for temperamental hardware. And if you're used to Microosft, of course it will seem a little strange at first. But this mailing list isn't for venting your spleen, it's for getting help. Go and read "The Complete FreeBSD" (http://grog.evilcode.net/book.pdf.gz), then if you still have problems, report them here with details of what went wrong. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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