But I do think it's safe to say that Xorg is at this point not only
the reference implementation but also pretty much the only one that
matters. XFree86 is for all practical purposes dead.
Ah see. I got confused and forgoet X11 != XFree86. Heh
I have recently gotten into CentOS through the use of Asterisk though, and I've gone as far as setting up a CentOS box at home to familiarize myself with it more.
I still prefer FreeBSD over all others.
Debian and me never got along well. My first attempts of installing them failed due to unbelievably stupid install media. (A netinstall cd-rom which didn't load any network modules, etc, etc.) Atm, I have the second long running server which I upgraded to Squeeze and now Samba is failing in mysterious ways after it run fine for about 3 month after upgrading. The last one just fubar'd totally, this one only misbheaves indeterministically without proper errors.
I am using CentOS/ClearOS on most of clients systems in order to avoid distupgrading too often. At home I only use Gentoo, because the installations simply won't die. *knocks on wood*
That's another thing I like about FreeBSD (which may be present in other systems too); most people use the source-based ports tree, but a package-based system is also in place and works reliably. Its the best of both worlds.
Yes and no. There is always ccache (fairly easy and tremendously effective after a while) and distcc (never used it and my attempts with icecream failed). The slowest hardware I ever used gentoo on was my old PentiumV laptop, 256mhz and 64mb of ram. Kind of a pita, but if you have time...
I did use it on i586 and i686 hardware with 500-800mhz, but that was around 2005 where this was not yet the specs of a mobile phone cpu....
Today, I use my server in the basement to compile the packages for my netbook and only install the binpackages.
Afaik, there are public binpackage servers, too. Or you could use Sabayon, which does both: Provide a set of prebuilt packages and still offer the portage features.
I am still too lazy to fool around with any BSD :(
I preordered an Ouya, if I can't replace Androd (or better yet dual boot) with desktop linux, I'll be moderately annoyed. Partially because android sucks, partially because their neutered android sucks more, mostly because a 100 dollar tegra 3 rubix cube desktop seems like a good thing TM. Also, it should be low powered enough to be always on, and powerful enough for all my webserving needs.
simple and I can't find the correct answer. Although I search for BSD I seem to get a lot of linux results
which don't answer the question.
I think I solved a few problems, dropping one problem and fixing another can lead to an answer to the first
problem. I am moving along, for some reason I couldn't reach the FTP site the other day which frustrated me,
but that seems to be resolved now.
I am having problems with the history file, it doesn't seem to save between sessions. If I use the up arrow to
look at previously typed commands it only shows the commands from the current session. I know you can set
"HISTFILE=somename" but I am not sure where that gets defined. If I use "set -o" history is not listed. "h"
which has an alias for history 25 works for the current session.
So my question is how do I turn history on so that it remembers previously used commands?
I am using this install in a virtual box virtual machine, once I get most of the mistakes and errors out of the
way I will install it as a boot option.
Its worth noting that in FreeBSD if you launch 'su' in say, bash, your superuser shell will also be in bash. This is in contrast with just about every other *nix I've used and reduces the frustration associated with keeping the default root shell (as you should not change root's default shell!) or having some silly 'toor' login instead.
I'm sorry I can't answer your question specifically regarding storing history between sessions with 'sh' however I've always solved that problem through avoidance. :-)
Tue Mar 12 2013 03:18:37 AM EDT from the8088er @ UncensoredIts worth noting that in FreeBSD if you launch 'su' in say, bash, your superuser shell will also be in bash. This is in contrast with just about every other *nix I've used and reduces the frustration associated with keeping the default root shell (as you should not change root's default shell!) or having some silly 'toor' login instead.
Is that your experience with "su -" as well?
I would be reading answers that wouldn't work, people were not addressing the default shell issue.
The ubuntu forms were always helpful and I could find answers quickly, this isn't the case with other distros.
Thank you for your help, I am working my way through other issues but that one had me stumped for a little
Is that your experience with "su -" as well?
Well golly gee. You learn something new every day don't ya!
csh & tcsh is a pita and schould be avoided, unless for the pure masochism; in that case I would sugest trying digitals vms also, which has a real weird commandline interpreter.
ksh is known for its sophisticated and very dense syntax; once mastered you can get pretty quick in it i've heard.
zsh seems to gain traction on professional admins; its the default shell grml.org will give you.
and that is why the pkg_add wasn't working. I tried using ports to install a few things but on larger packages
such as Gnome that is very painful. Fixed that but can't get mouse intigration to work in Virtualbox, it is
telling me I hardly have any drive space left, I am sure this is due to the ports intall but I can't get to a
So I figured what the hell just install it on the old trusty laptop as a multi-boot. I was using
unetbootin with an img file I download and that didn't seem to work. Somebody suggested just using unetbootin's
pull down menu, that only has FreeBSD 8.0. I tried it anyway and I was able to get to the install but it failed
when it tried to look for 8.0 on the FTP site.
I had plenty of problems trying to make sure I was using the correct partitions,
linux and unix call them
different things. I just said the hell with it and told it to use the whole damn drive (good-bye Win2K) Still
When I attemped to install FreeBSD before I had a lot of problems and just said the hell with it.
heh, seems as if many more then just IG shout a "close the door when you leave" to de icasa...