Donovan R. Palmer wrote: > I have been using Linux for over 10 years, but have for a number of > reasons become very interested in learning to use FreeBSD. Are there > any ex or current Linux users here and could you tell me how hard it > is to make the shift from Linux? Is there anything in particular > which has been written which would be useful to read?
I have used Linux for almost 10 years before switching to FreeBSD. A lot of the things that I leared while making the switch are documented on my FreeBSD webpage; http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/freebsd/ Some highlights; - services must be enabled in /etc/rc.conf (foo_enable="YES") - devices permissions are set in /etc/devfs.conf and /etc/devfs.rules - build third party applications from ports, it'll save you a lot of trouble - mounting filesystems as a non-root user has certain requirements; * the sysctl(8) vfs.usermount must be set to 1. * the user or a group that he belongs to must have read/write permission on the device * the user must _own_ the mount point HTH, Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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