View Full Version : A Big Thank You For The BSD Community
07-18-2006, 05:15 PM
I had a thinkpad r30 (one of the origianal models) and the new (2.6?) linux kernel seemed to hate it so i gave pc-bsd a go. It was so easy to install and use. PBI's are a work of genius!
Thank you all!
07-18-2006, 06:09 PM
wired world! i thought linux has the better hw support :!: :?:
07-18-2006, 06:27 PM
No, every linux with the new series of kernel doesnt work properly.
Old distros like SuSE 9 and FC1 work but suse 10 and all ubuntus dont work
Apparently my model thinkpad has a bios bug and thats why. IBM says it can be fixed by flashing it but you need a full battery to do that for some reason and mine expired som time ago. A new one is over £100 and the whole laptop isnt worth that.
So thats why i changed to BSD.
Graphical install was great. Usually to get any linux to even boot on my thinkpad i need loads of kernel options but this needed none
PBI's are so easy to use and the config tools work well.
I am very pleased. One question though, I am using 1.0, should i upgrade to 1.2 ?
I have a Pentium III M and i dont know whether this works with 1.2 (it says it needs a 686 or something?)
07-18-2006, 07:16 PM
I've generally had more trouble with 2.4 kernels myself.
Hardware support seems to be about the same from where I sit, inless it's a newer peice of hardware.
Before installing I usually boot off a Knoppix Linux Live CD to check hardware support, I find it's about on par with PC-BSD. I think knoppix uses a 2.6 kernel I'm not sure.
I've had very bad experiences with Debian (3.0rc /w 2.4linux), Slackware 10.2 (using test 2.6kernel), Spinix (2.4linux), and NetBSD 3.0 on hardware support. It works on some stuff but not others for me, PC-BSD 1.x seems touchy about booting on some. Yet FreeBSD 6.0 generally works best for hardware support, for the hardware I've been able to try.
07-18-2006, 07:21 PM
Well its some and not others (2.4s all work fine)
Some 2.6 such as PCLIMUXOS work if i use irqpoll
and Slackware 10 works no problem
The reason I chose PC-BSD was due to these linux difiuclties. I had tried Free BSD 6 but the install was too colplex for me. Dont get me wrong, i dont mind text based installs so long as they are well laid out.
07-18-2006, 07:22 PM
Oh yeah anyone got an answer for what i said about 1.2 and my CPU?
Thank you guys in advance - your replies have been very swift
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