火曜日, 12月 27, 2005

Ubuntu gets relagated to the back seat


It's probably a good thing that I have a short fuse sometimes, because I could have wasted a lot more time. After a solid week of screwing with every howto and resource I could find I still couldn't get the issues with my wireless LAN resolved and finally just had eneough.

It started last night, I was in the mood for some results, and I kept eyeballing this box set of FreeBSD 5.1 that I got at Linux Fest earlier this year. When I opened the case a burnt copy of 5.3 fell out. (FreeBSD is now in version 6) So I just decided to install it, what the hell. Besides, I loaded it before on an old PII with mmx. And I had picked up a copy of The complete FreeBSD when I got back from Alaska just because I knew it was well written and I wanted it in my library. Excellent book.

However, I don't have the wireless working yet, but Im confident I will because FreeBSD is very well documented and used in production frequently.

OK, I'm not a totall traitor I have been running Knoppix from a live CD and it not only picked up my card but associated me to the open node and loged me on to the Internet no problem. No problem hot swapping my prism PCMCIA card iether. Now I need to see if Knopper has got kismet, ethereal, tcpdump, and netcat. I still got to figure how to get root on knoppix.

I tried Ubuntu's live cd and it wouldn't load or tell me why not, go figure. To be honest sudo is a royal pain in the ass, even though you can sudo -(well I got it wrote down somewhere, but you can do -h or something and remain root, but only in that window).

Greg Lehey gives a compeling argument for FreeBSD, and he talks very highly of Linux, he doesn't rip at all. I'm of the same mindset that Ill use whatever works good for the job at hand, (windoze is still good for games) But I set FreeBSD to have front row.

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