On 2006-09-17 12:22, Joel Adamson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Dear Very Helpful and Informative FreeBSD List, > > I installed FreeBSD on Friday Night and tried very hard to get > it all working. My initial X problem actually fixed itself > (you can imagine my surprise), however, even with that, our > computer is useless as a desktop (or anything else) without an > internet connection.
Well, maybe not completely useless. You can still grab packages from the network, using another system, transfer them to the target installation with a CD-ROM disk or other medium and install without a network connection. In general, though, a FreeBSD system without any sort of network connection is (IMHO) something like a 'crippled' computer. In fact, these days, *any* desktop system without some sort of access to a network is crippled in one or more ways. > My hardware is unsupported and despite my best efforts, I > decided it would be better to expedite the process and I > installed Mepis Linux. What hardware are you talking about? Maybe it *is* supported, but it was not very obvious how to configure or set it all up. If you still want to give FreeBSD a try, please try to install it, then run the following commands, saving their output to a file and find a way to post these files to us (i.e. use a floppy disk or something else, like a USB stick): # dmesg # pciconf -lv > I would hardly describe it the way another newbie did one week > ago. It was a good challenge. I'll wait until I'm a better > administrator and there's more support for hardware I might > have. > > The only really annoying thing was that I perpetually had > trouble mounting my usb flash drive. I think this was a > filesystem problem. Mounting filesystems is probably not as intuitive or automatic as it could have been. If you give FreeBSD another try, as I said above, then you can try showing us the output of: # usbdevs -v Run this command when logged in as `root', save its output to a file and post this file to us as a text attachment. We'll help you with the rest of the things needed to discover more about your USB flash disk and how to mount it. > Thanks for any help you've offered, > Joel You're most welcome. You know how to find us if you need more help with FreeBSD either some time soon now, or later :-) Regards, Giorgos _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"