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Date:      Sat, 18 Mar 2000 12:02:01 -0500 (EST)
From:      Robert Watson <robert@cyrus.watson.org>
To:        freebsd-current@freebsd.org
Subject:   Comments on 4.0-RELEASE install glitches
Message-ID:  <Pine.NEB.3.96L.1000318113610.1270D-100000@fledge.watson.org>

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I installed 4.0 on a notebook yesterday, using the docking station.  As
previously described, I had hardware probing problems without using the
ethernet card in the docking station.  Well, sadly, X11 requires an extra
option or two to work when with the docking station, but I figured that
out and that works too.  Here are some observations:

1) I isntalled from ftp.freebsd.org -- the RSAREF package install failed,
breaking SSH and friends.

2) I chose the gnome/afterstep desktop combo--some of the afterstep icons
were broken

3) I switched to the gnome/enlightenment combo--the file manager never
turned up, and the console spewed warnings from Perl about locale settings

I realize that these are all ports-related problems, but they're very
visible points of failure, that would turn up early in any review in a
magazine or the like :-).

  Robert N M Watson 

robert@fledge.watson.org              http://www.watson.org/~robert/
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TIS Labs at Network Associates, Safeport Network Services



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