Re: A long rant on Debian 9
- Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 11:05:03 -0400 (EDT)
- From: bw <bwtnguy@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: A long rant on Debian 9
On Mon, 7 May 2018, jpff wrote:
> > > And thank you all who pointed me at the non-free installer files. I will
> > > try that later today with luck
> > >
> > >
> well, modified rapture1
> i booted from the usb stick with the firmware .iso and tried an install. I
> accepted the licence for the firmware and proceeded to configure the wifi.
> It asked for the ESSID offering me the correct one, and I said it was PSK. It
> then asked for the passphrase which I provided, and then into a loop which
> which essid?
> what passphrase?
> until I got bored. So it still does not configure the wifi
> So for want f a better idea I plugged in the wired network and just did a
> reboot. Working from the tty on alt-f1 I tried to look at the network -- not
> sure what I did but I eventually noticed the wifi was working with the same ip
> address as the wired. Pulled the plug on ethernet and carried on trying to
> get a more reasonable software base. Actually got xorg/xdm/fvwm all "working"
> with missing stuff on the menus, in particular xterm. So tried to install it,
> and then I rebooted --- no wifi now an no idea how to fix.
> Would ubuntu give me a stable base i wonder. I do not seem to be getting
> anywhere yet.
> ==John ff
I think you should shop around different distros/installers if you want
one that does all the configuration for you.