In response to "Fernando Pinguelo" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > 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.
On the offhand chance that you are _not_ a troll, let me explain what the problem here is. You come from the Windows world. The first problem is that the Windows world has very little culture: you buy the software and are expected to use it. The FreeBSD culture is an integral part of the software itself. You are expected to ask questions and get helpful answers. The community goes to great lengths to generate helpful documentation and answer questions in a timely manner. By not using the community as designed, you effectively used the software incorrectly. As a result, it didn't work for you. The second major difference between the Windows world and the FreeBSD culture is that in Windows, you get error messages that read something like "operation failed: error 0xffcb00002c" -- which is useless to diagnose a problem. In the FreeBSD world, you will get extremely _specific_ and helpful error messages that will lead you directly to the source of the problem (OK, not always, but we try). I noticed that you complained of errors, but didn't tell us what any of the errors were. Based on my experience with users, that probably means that you didn't bother to read them yourself. Again, this is using the software differently than it is designed to be used, and will likely result in failure. If you've already decided to give up and aren't willing to try again: farewell and good luck. If you ever change your mind, we'll still be here. -- Bill Moran Collaborative Fusion Inc. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"