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SInce some folks are playing in the bsd land thought i would through some info that will be usefull, this applies to freebsd 6.0 but some stuff would work in other bsds.

 

First, save these 5 bookmarks: (6 now) :)

 

Best resource you'll find for how-to's and everything you really need

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/

 

Next best things :)

FreeBSD Cheatsheet

 

http://bsdguides.org/guides/freebsd/

 

wiki is ok, a little less info than should be there but still good:

http://freebsdwiki.net

 

forum

http://www.freebsdforums.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=21

 

Of course google was going to slide in here

www.google.com/bsd

 

First thing is to keep your ports tree updated, this is were you get all your goodies.

 

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1...orts-using.html

 

I like portsnap my self which is installed on 6.x by default

 

First time you run it

# portsnap fetch
# portsnap extract

 

After the inital time you only need to fetch and update

# portsnap fetch update

 

more info here:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1...k/portsnap.html

 

 

After you used portsnap to update your tree these will explain how to use portupgrade at pkgdb

portupgrade:

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2003/08/28...ics.html?page=2

 

This explains pkgdb in good detail

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2003/08/28...ics.html?page=2

Edited by jlc

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Guess I can think enough to tell you how to install software, bascially 2 ways, precompiled binarys or source

 

to find what you want to install

 

root@pillar# cd /usr/ports/
root@pillar# make search name=nvidia
Port:   nvidia-driver-1.0.7676_1
Path:   /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver
Info:   NVidia graphics card binary drivers for hardware OpenGL rendering
Maint:  danfe@FreeBSD.org
B-deps: compat5x-i386-5.4.0.8 localedata-5.4
R-deps: compat5x-i386-5.4.0.8 linux-XFree86-libs-4.3.99.902_5 linux-expat-1.95.7 linux-fontconfig-2.2.3_2 linux_base-8-8.0_10 localedata-5.4
WWW:    http://www.nvidia.com/

Port:   nvidia-settings-1.0_6
Path:   /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-settings
Info:   Display Control Panel for XFree86/X.org NVidia driver
Maint:  bland@FreeBSD.org
B-deps: atk-1.10.3 bitstream-vera-1.10_2 cairo-1.0.2_1 expat-1.95.8_3 fontconfig-2.3.2,1 freetype2-2.1.10_1 gettext-0.14.5 glib-2.8.4 gmake-3.80_2 gtk-2.8.8 hicolor-icon-theme-0.5 intltool-0.34.1 jpeg-6b_3 libXft-2.1.7 libiconv-1.9.2_1 libxml2-2.6.22 p5-XML-Parser-2.34_1 pango-1.10.2 perl-5.8.7 pkgconfig-0.20 png-1.2.8_2 shared-mime-info-0.16_2 tiff-3.7.4 xorg-fonts-encodings-6.8.2 xorg-fonts-truetype-6.8.2 xorg-libraries-6.8.2
R-deps: atk-1.10.3 bitstream-vera-1.10_2 cairo-1.0.2_1 expat-1.95.8_3 fontconfig-2.3.2,1 freetype2-2.1.10_1 gettext-0.14.5 glib-2.8.4 gtk-2.8.8 hicolor-icon-theme-0.5 jpeg-6b_3 libXft-2.1.7 libiconv-1.9.2_1 libxml2-2.6.22 pango-1.10.2 perl-5.8.7 pkgconfig-0.20 png-1.2.8_2 shared-mime-info-0.16_2 tiff-3.7.4 xorg-fonts-encodings-6.8.2 xorg-fonts-truetype-6.8.2 xorg-libraries-6.8.2
WWW:    http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux.html

 

To install from source (the way i do it) if your pc is slow, use the binarys :)

# cd /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver
# make install clean

 

To install binary

pkg_add -r nvidia-driver

 

if you look for something that gives you more output than you ever wanted pipe the search to more

 

# make search name=gnome | more

 

back to work now.....

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DesktopBSD and PC-BSD both are a little "unfinished" in appearence. I am assuming this is because they are off shoots from FreeBSD. So, I am now downloading FreeBSD. Is it a "finished" product when I run a desktop on it?

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DesktopBSD and PC-BSD both are a little "unfinished" in appearence. I am assuming this is because they are off shoots from FreeBSD. So, I am now downloading FreeBSD. Is it a "finished" product when I run a desktop on it?

 

Install might be a more difficult than the other 2 but over all its pretty easy, handbook has everything

 

Close to 14,000 packages so it should have most everything you want.''

 

 

https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?act=Att...pe=post&id=2109

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If I am understanding this right I'll have to use Partition Magic to erase my linux partions I have to make just one "slice" and then setup partitions from within the installer? What size partitions do you suggest? I have about 20 gigs to play with.

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I have 2 other os's on this machine, so I'm just going to jump in and see. It looks like I may need to configure the kernel during installation. This should be interesting! :lol:

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If I am understanding this right I'll have to use Partition Magic to erase my linux partions  I have to make just one "slice" and then setup partitions from within the installer? What size partitions do you suggest? I have about 20 gigs to play with.

 

You can choose auto and it will give you decent sizes to work with like defaults

 

Its called autodefault

 

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1...tall-steps.html

Edited by cybrjackle

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I have 2 other os's on this machine, so I'm just going to jump in and see. It looks like I may need to configure the kernel during installation. This should be interesting! :lol:

 

 

I've built several kernels now, not during install though :)

 

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1...rnelconfig.html

 

this is also good

 

http://bsdguides.org/guides/freebsd/kernel/custom_kernel.php

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Man how long does a portupgrade -arR take anyways???? Mine been running for well over a day now and when I try to install any packages like Firefox or Gaim I get errors that some of the needed packages are not up to date to install them. :(

 

Was it alright that I just did a portsnap fetch, extract, update, portupgrade -arR without doing anything else first?? I would really like to do some game playing sometime soon on the M$ side, but this seems to be taking forever. lol

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Well it finally ended. :D

 

I was hoping that when you "pkg_add" that the new packages would show up in the menus but I take it you have to edit by hand to have them show up.

 

I also thought that I had it setup to boot to kdm too, but I guess I did something wrong. I do know when I kill X it get what appears to be an error. "can't find kdeinit" <shrug>

 

All new gonna have to learn as I go. lol

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Well got the system to boot to kdm now. Had the ttyvs edited wrong. lol

 

I got my usb optical mouse working.

 

I can boot into the other desktops but for some reason can't boot into gnome and gnome is only at 2.10 I thought it was 2.12. <shrug>

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I know in gnome that it adds items to menus automatically, but normally have to log out/in to see them.

 

If you installed gnome before updating your ports then you will have 2.10.x :)

 

If your going to update gnome, use the update script found here.

 

http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq212.html#q2

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