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 Good news and bad news...
Author: Glebite 
Date:   20-02-03 15:07

The good news is pretty simple: a friend loaned me a NIC and I got FreeBSD 4.7
thrown on the little Toshiba 320CT. The wireless NIC went in and grooved! Now for the bad news: audio. D'oh!

I went to the Handbook, put in the recommended lines into MYKERNEL, did the buildkernel, and no go! D'oh! The pain is that this laptop has a PII 266 and whenever I make a change to the Kernel config file and rebuild, I have to wait another 1 to 1.5 hours for the build to take place. So, what is it that I'm doing wrong, and is there anything else that I can do to speed up these builds?

I'm sticking with FreeBSD - it's proven to be fun and fits nicely on this memory-limited machine and does what I want it to do - except for audio. Sigh...

If anybody has some good advice, please let me know what it is. Faster builds would be great, but working audio would be even better.

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 Re: Good news and bad news...
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   21-02-03 04:23

Use a faster machine to compile the kernel. See the article on this website regarding building world on a faster box and installing it on slow box. Just search on fast, slow, and install.

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