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Re: sysinst and gpt
On Jan 15, 2012, at 2:28 AM, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> I feel I need to build NetBSD from source because the binary distribution
> doesn't work.
The release engineers who build NetBSD distributions would be sad to hear that,
If you were a little more verbose about the problem(s),
folks might be able to offer some suggestions.
> Also there are some things wrong with the included X, one being ability to
> copy and paste only a small amount of lines at one time.
Copy/paste between X11 apps which used different widget sets was completely
broken when I first tried it (which was back around 1990). I've been told that
copy/paste between apps which use same widget set-- ie, only KDE apps, or only
GNOME apps, etc-- is supposed to work or at least work better nowadays.
> Another thing is inability to go into X with the generic kernel.
I'm not sure what that means.
At least at one point, there was no interactions between X and the kernel at
all-- all the X server wanted was /dev/vid0 (or whatever the framebuffer device
was) to have read/write permissions. Newer versions of X would like video
driver support for MESA/OpenGL and DRI to facilitate fast 3D rendering, but
those are handled as extensions.
> Of course, getting a working NetBSD by building from source is a doubtful
Why? The developers and release engineers who build NetBSD are building it
from source; they don't sit there with 8 dip switches and a commit button, or a
hexadecimal keypad, to write binary values to memory.
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