--- Simon Gao <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Stephen Liu wrote: > >>> Take a look at Slackware. > >>> > >>> http://www.slackware.com > >>> > >>> Patrick > >>> > >> Seconded, if I got to run Linux, I run Slackware (and I have in > >> production). If you need it there is a port of Slack to AMD64 > called > >> slamd64, http://www.slamd64.com/. > >> > >> FreeBSD users will appreciate it's simplicity and it's stability. > >> > > > > > > slamd64-11.0 has issue on nVidia driver, same as FreeBSD 6.2-amd64. > > > Besides you need to recompile kernel to enable smp technology. > Each > > time after recompiling/upgrading kernel you need to reinstall the > > driver download on nVidia.com. The situation is better than FBSD. > I > > can't locate driver for FBSD x86_64 on their website, only x_86 > > available. The onboard NIC fails to work and X can't work properly > > > However smp technology is already enabled on FBSD. > > > > I have slamd64-11.0 and FreeBSD 6.2-amd64 running here. > > > > I have no knowledge on CentOS. I'm prepared to try it. According > to > > folks on their forum CentOS supports nVidia chipset without > problem. > > > > > > B.R. > > Stephen Liu > Why not give Gentoo Linux (www.gentoo.org) a try. By using Gentoo > Linux, > you not only get the similar port system, portage, as with FreeBSD, > but > also enjoy all the benefits Linux can provide. Gentoo Linux is very > flexible and has a very good support community.
I have 64 bit Gentoo box here. It also has nVidia driver problem. My 20" Philips LCD display can't display resolution > "1024x768". I have to download a driver from nVidia.com. Now it displays correct resolution "1680x1050". I don't know whether I need to reinstall the said driver if after upgrading/recompiling the kernel. Because it is running on a single core AMD Athlon64 PC. I don't need to recompile kernel to enable smp. I'm now searching a rigid OS, either Unix or Linux, to be run as server. For time saving I don't expect building the same myself, HLFS. I need X for running web browser to communicate outside World. Text browser such as elinks etc. won't serve my need. I won't have X started at boot. I only start it at need. That is my purpose to test CentOS. B.R. Stephen Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"