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Re: Some problems installing dragonFly BSD. Can anybody help?

From: Tomas Bodzar <tomas.bodzar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 15:54:38 +0200

At least output of dmesg, pciconf and probably pictures of those
debugger output will be fine.

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Ivan Uemlianin <ivan@llaisdy.com> wrote:
> Dear All
> 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:
> http://llaisdy.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/dragonfly-bsd-copying-the-image-onto-a-usb-stick-under-macos-x/).
> I installed dfly-i386-gui-2.10.1_REL.img from a USB stick.
> Symptoms:
> Major:
> 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.
> Minor:
> 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
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