New and having problems- anybody else?
Trying to use PCBSD 9 "Isotope" with LXDE desktop on a Compaq Evo N620c laptop, installing from a CD.
I've installed it for like the 10th time in two days and here's what happens:
It does a fine job of initial install and I can log into the very nice minimal system without problem. Even sets up wireless without hassle.
I use AppCafe to install about 4 PBI's (tried many different ones over the last couple of days) and everything usually goes OK, but then at around the fifth one everything just stops installing. No matter what PBI I try to use after that from either AppCafe or an online source (pcbsd.fastbull.org) absolutely nothing will work. It's 100% failure from then on and no updating the system or deleting apps will make anything ever work again after that.
I have reinstalled several times and it's always the same. Is this a problem somehow due to the LXDE desktop, or the hardware of the Compaq laptop or something?
Or if this is a PBI or BSD inherent problem then I just as well go back to using some flavor of Linux since in my experience only about 90% of their apps fail miserably to install, work, or in any manner do anything they're supposed to.
I like the looks and the feel of PCBSD on this laptop but it's got to work better than this for me to continue to mess with it.
Is anybody else having similar issues installing to a laptop?