I have tried tp install on a Compaq Presario 2200 (2218RS,64 bit Celeron-M, 1GB) and a Dell Inspiron B120 (Sempron, 2GB). In both cases, the actual installation was slick and easy. In both cases (wildly different video hardware), trying to configure the wireless lan resulted in a total freeze-up which required a forced power-off to reboot. In each case, the system rebooted into text-only mode and I could not, at my newbie level of BSD experience, find a way to start X.
This result has been repeated several times with each machine (quite a few hours and a fair amount of less than tasteful language involved), with exactly the same result each time. Both systems automatically find the wifi card and both configure wifi flawlessly when running Vectrlinux 7.0 Gold Live Edition, even without installing to hard disk; no additional drivers or firmware re needed.
On both systems automatically find ad connect to the same router when hard wire is used, and both systems appear to run flawlessly otherwise, though thePresario seems to do quite a bit of disk swapping. I feel that there is a serious bug and that, considering that the hardware is wildly different I am fairly certain tha it is in the wifi setup software.
Can anyone at least lead me in the right direction?
hanks for any assistance,