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Posting using a freshly compiled Firefox on a new FreeBSD install with Gnome as the desktop environment I'm going to attempt a compile and install of the nvidia drivers and ...
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- 08-28-2010 #1
How cool is this?
I'm going to attempt a compile and install of the nvidia drivers and compiz / emerald. Then I am going to install the MS core fonts and see if I can get my mouse wheel working.
Because, you know, sometimes Linux just isn't geeky enough!
It's been a fun rainy afternoon so far
- 08-28-2010 #2
Well, that didn't go well. I left myself with a box that wouldn't boot and I don't know what I did wrong! Ah well, I still have my Linux box
I'm going to start again and see if I can do it right this time
- 08-28-2010 #3
Well, that didn't go well.
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
You are gonna be Linux and BSD proficient (green with envy)
Good luck with it elija
And Yeah. That is cool.
- 08-28-2010 #4
Well, that's the base installed, ports updated and xorg compiled and configured. Gnome 2.30 is compiling and I am having a drink or two so that's all the configuration for today
- 08-28-2010 #5
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
It's been a really long time since I last installed any of the BSDs, but to be honest I didn't care much for them at the time. Having said that, I never gave them a fair trial either, so I should install them again some time soon and stick with them for a while to see how they measure up. Hope you'll have lots of fun with FreeBSD.oz
- 08-29-2010 #6
I knew Gnome would take a long time to compile but if I had known that meant 14 hours I might just have installed the binaries
Tomorrow is nvidia drivers, compiz, emerald, firefox and open office. Wonder how long that lot will take
I'm having a whale of a time
- 08-30-2010 #7
To be perfect you need to compile your system with your make.conf. I'm running Gentoo because it's source-based and I'm running FreeBSD because it is source-based. Although in case of FreeBSD they don't tell you this in the Handbook.
FreeBSD compiled for your CPU, how cool is that!
- 08-30-2010 #8