On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:29:12 -0700, Jeff Hamann <jeff.ham...@forestinformatics.com> wrote: > 1) Need to able to wipe out any ms-windows stuff, get installed, boot > up and running within 60 minutes of my time. Download, svn checkouts, > etc. not included. I've tired of spending weekend marathons for "fun"
There's a good procedure for what you're mentioning. It takes placec on Asus EEEpc. http://www.unixarea.de/installEeePC.txt There's an updated version, too, but I didn't have that in my bookmarks, and I'm too lazy to google for it. :-) Additionally, check out the FreeBSD wiki at http://wiki.freebsd.org/AsusEee about how to get FreeBSD on there. I'm very sure there are other netbooks that can be used in the same way. > 2) Normal user will boot up in graphical interface, Create user; entry al= in /etc/gettytab; set ~/.login to contain startx; ~/.xinitrc and / or ~/.xsession to start DE or WM and "autostart" applications as desired. Or use KDE. > connect to net, Correct settings in /etc/rc.conf for dhclient, or settings for connecting to WLAN APs using the proper configuration files. > etc. without anything other than one finger (touchpad?) It's possible to do this with ZERO fingers, automatically. :-) As I said, KDE comes with most functionalities needed for that. > I'm thinking > this is a normal end-user requirement. I do consider myself as a normal end-user, and I don't have such a requirement, but finally, end-users are quite different, even in what they think about other end-users. :-) > 3) <$200 even possible? I think it's possible. > 4) hook up gps units? cronjobs? First: Don't know, never needed, never tried. Consult documentation of intended GPS unit. Second: Yes. > Am I dreaming? No. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"