Subject: Re: "X windows" configuration
To: None <>
From: arnuld <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/14/2006 11:43:33
> The NetBSD installation procedure is quite basic, as you might have
> noticed already.  You should be able to do it manually. Login after
> the installation as root and run 'ifconfig -a'. On one of mine I am
> getting:
> root@loan8> ifconfig -a
>         address: 08:00:09:dc:f8:9c
>         media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX full-duplex)
>         status: active
>         inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
>         inet6 fe80::a00:9ff:fedc:f89c%fxp0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
> fwip0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>         address: 00:00:4c:01:07:00:0e:bf
> lo0: flags=8009<UP,LOOPBACK,MULTICAST> mtu 33192
>         inet netmask 0xff000000
>         inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
>         inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3

i get:

1.)  "var0" is my interface
2.) exactly same "media" & "status"
3.) "inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast"

> You are interested in the first group here - i.e. fxp0 (obviously it
> is configured on mine). Let's assume your interface is fxp0 as well.
> Create the file /etc/ifconfig.fxp0
> with the contents:
> inet netmask

created with contents:

ifconfig netmask

> ifconfig fxp0 up

it is fine

> and then try to ping some other host on your network).

ping (default gateway) ( i do not have any network. it is
my home computer)

it takes tooooooooo long to ping.

> If this is OK, then you should:
> A. Enter your host address and name in /etc/hosts
> B. Put your default gateway address in /etc/mygate
> C. Create /etc/resolv.conf to contain your DNS settings (you already
> have this in your Linux installation, it should do).

/etc/mygate      contents:
/etc/myname    contents:   netbsd
/etc/defaultdomain  contents:   unix
/etc/resolv.conf      contents:
search netbsd

> The reboot and try
> dig or whatever.

ping  gives "host name unresolvable" error
ping again takes tooooooo long to ping

> Also have a good read through 'man afterboot'.

i read it & it was quite useful but it did not solve my trouble.

> > i even downloaded the "pkgsrc-2006Q3.tar.gz" on my hard-disk to burn
> > it on CD but Linux always says: "not an archive".
> That's weird, did you specify 'binary' mode when doing the transfer
> with ftp? It's just a standard compressed tar archive.

> > i downloaded & tried both "gz & bz2 files" 2 times from
> > i dont
> > know what is the trouble. i have other archives & they are working
> > without any trouble.

now i have downloded "pkgsrc.tar.gz" from  &
archive is OK :-)

-- arnuld