DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2011-05
Some problems installing dragonFly BSD. Can anybody help?
I am installing DragonFly BSD onto a Thinkpad X60. Actually, I have
installed it, but perhaps not correctly. Below are my symptoms. Please
can anybody help with any of them?
Some background: I am fairly familiar with Unix-like operating systems
(long time fan of Debian GNU/Linux; currently using MacOS X), but I
don't have a sysadmin background. One of my reasons for installing
DragonFly BSD is to learn. I plan to blog as I go (e.g., I've just
written a note on getting the image onto a USB stick:
I installed dfly-i386-gui-2.10.1_REL.img from a USB stick.
1. After the post-installation configuration step, I chose reboot.
While rebooting, the system seemed to crash and I ended up inside a
debugger. However, after a successful shutdown and reboot, the system
seemed to run OK.
2. During configuration dhcp seemed to find the network (at least, a
dialogue appeared, giving me some info ending with "Status: Active"),
but after I'd rebooted into X and launched Firefox, Firefox could not
find external urls. So, perhaps dhcp didn't work and I should configure
the network manually.
3. The window manager is TWM. On exiting TWM, the screen froze and
didn't return me to the console. I had to go to another console and
kill X manually.
4. I don't think I set the correct keyboard map (and/or screen map?).
Most of the keyboard works as it should, but shift-3 does not produce
the expected "£" --- it doesn't produce anything, so maybe the keyboard
map is OK but the screen map is wrong?
5. I was expecting FVWM as the window manager: I thought the docs said
that was the default. Presumably I can change the window manager.
Should it have been FVWM? Is the fact that I got TWM instead a symptom
that some config was wrong?
All in all, it doesn't look very healthy. Can anybody indicate what
might have gone wrong? Or, if I re-install, what signals I should be
looking out for?
With thanks and best wishes
Ivan A. Uemlianin
Speech Technology Research and Development
"Froh, froh! Wie seine Sonnen, seine Sonnen fliegen"