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Well I wanted to add the mounting point of two partitions on a portable drive to /etc/fstab.
How can I do this? Also on this new install, in the terminal it wont auto complete. For example:
cd /ho<tab> does nothing yet in text mode it'll finish it (/home/). Any suggestions?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
Should a USB drive not be located under a serial drive identity?

also, what Desktop Environment are you using (dangerousHobo)? if any.

EDIT: You could always give one of the partitions a label in Xp and use Fdisk -l (or Unix's equiv) to show all of your partitions. The name should appear (i dunno, i haven't use linux in over a fortnight ())
Yeah they're already labeled under XP.
Using Gnome 2.12, I know, I know. I plan on up grading to 2.16 friday. fdisk didn't show the partitons though.

So hears my list of problems:
1. don't know partitons label for usb external drive
2. no sound
3. Opera 9.2 and Firefox 2 beta won't work.
4. not sure if graphics driver is installed properly, lol
5. no auto complete with TAB in the terminal. (does it for root but not user)

Gezz, lol, sound like a noob again. I haven't had much time to mess with it. Plan on messing with it alot tomorrow night and Friday, so hopefully I'll get a lot of things sorted out. I'll keep you guys updated
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1 check /dev/da0s1 or the like
2 Did you install alsa? Check the mixer to unmute everything? That's pretty vague there....
3 How did you try to install them?
4 Come on, run glxgears...
5 Check the packages (in sysinstall) for bash-completion, or just install the port 'bash-completion'. I don't really know why it doesn't happen for users. Sorry
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ouroboros1827
1 check /dev/da0s1 or the like
2 Did you install alsa? Check the mixer to unmute everything? That's pretty vague there....
3 How did you try to install them?
4 Come on, run glxgears...
5 Check the packages (in sysinstall) for bash-completion, or just install the port 'bash-completion'. I don't really know why it doesn't happen for users. Sorry
Thanks. Like I said, I haven't had much time to mess around with it yet, and cannot any to night. I know some of it sounds very basic, but was just listing all the problems I've found so far after install.

4 installed them just with:
make
make install
make clean
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
Well I wanted to add the mounting point of two partitions on a portable drive to /etc/fstab.
Plug in the portable drive and look at the output of typing:
dmesg
at a terminal. Near the bottom, your portable disk name should be listed (it should have a name similar to /dev/da0).

Quote:
Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
How can I do this? Also on this new install, in the terminal it wont auto complete. For example:
cd /ho<tab> does nothing yet in text mode it'll finish it (/home/). Any suggestions?
The default installation only comes with sh and csh. To get a shell with tab completion, you'll need to install zsh or bash:
pkg_add -r zsh

Then, change your shell for your user:
chsh -s zsh
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xaimus
Plug in the portable drive and look at the output of typing:
dmesg
at a terminal. Near the bottom, your portable disk name should be listed (it should have a name similar to /dev/da0).


The default installation only comes with sh and csh. To get a shell with tab completion, you'll need to install zsh or bash:
pkg_add -r zsh

Then, change your shell for your user:
chsh -s zsh
Thanks Xaimus..I've been waiting for you to respond.
For some reason I thought I had the bash shell running since the user identification for average users was the $ sign and not % like I thought was standard with csh, than I remembered I edited it to to be 'whoami: pwd $'
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Ok well I'm back to FreeBSD, I gave SLED10 a try after I got back from LinuxFest. I didn't care for it, SuSE 10.1 I thought was much better. So I went back to FreeBSD latest night. I love that 30min install
I got the bash shell set up for users, and some other preference things set up too.

I ran dmesg and found my WD(external drive) has the lable da0. So would partition(primary) one be called da0s1a or da0s1 and what about the second primary partition. I went into fstab and set it as /dev/da0s1a and it didn't work. I'm not use to this disk labeling since its different that in Linux. Do you only add the letter at the end if its a logical partition?
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Well cannot run glxgears, get this error
Code:
/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libm.so.3" not found, required by "libGL.so.1"
Anyway I've been searching thought the ports list all night installing some good stuff:
Mono
Supertux
libusb
F-spot
Gaim
aMSN
flashplayer-Mozilla
xchat


Now heres latest problem. Streaming video. Tried to watch video on Google video, but just sits there with a black screen. Any one got a suggestion for the package that I'm probably missing.
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