|author||James Raynard <jraynard@FreeBSD.org>||1997-10-19 13:35:27 +0000|
|committer||James Raynard <jraynard@FreeBSD.org>||1997-10-19 13:35:27 +0000|
Fix some typos. Also move things around so that "refer to previous
question" entries make sense again, unspam one of the entries and make headings fit on a single line again for the benefit of Lynx users.
Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=2079
1 files changed, 44 insertions, 41 deletions
diff --git a/FAQ/FAQ.sgml b/FAQ/FAQ.sgml
index 84050f5ad0..3f9152834b 100644
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
<!DOCTYPE linuxdoc PUBLIC "-//FreeBSD//DTD linuxdoc//EN">
-<!-- $Id: FAQ.sgml,v 1.86 1997-10-18 23:34:07 brian Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Id: FAQ.sgml,v 1.87 1997-10-19 13:35:27 jraynard Exp $ -->
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
<author>Please send submissions to <tt><htmlurl url='mailto:email@example.com'
- <date>$Date: 1997-10-18 23:34:07 $</date>
+ <date>$Date: 1997-10-19 13:35:27 $</date>
This is the FAQ for FreeBSD systems version 2.X All entries are
@@ -127,13 +127,13 @@
<p><url url="../handbook/current.html" name="FreeBSD-current"> is the
development version of the operating system, which will in due
course become 3.0-RELEASE. As such, it is really only of interest
- to developers working on the system and die-hard hobbiests.
+ to developers working on the system and die-hard hobbyists.
See the <url url="../handbook/current.html" name="relevant section">
in the <url url="../handbook/handbook.html" name="handbook"> for
details on running -current.
<p>If you are not familiar with the operating system or are not
- capable of identifying the differenece between a real problem and
+ capable of identifying the difference between a real problem and
a temporary problem, you should not use FreeBSD-current. This
branch sometimes evolves quite quickly and can be un-buildable
for a number of days at a time. People that use FreeBSD-current
@@ -211,7 +211,7 @@
<p>The -current branch is slowly progressing towards 3.0 and beyond,
- whereas the previous 2.1-stable branch was superseded by the
+ whereas the previous 2.1-stable branch was superceded by the
release of 2.2.0, the new "stability branch" aka 2.2-stable.
3.0-current will continue to be where the active development takes
place, up until the actual release of 3.0. At that point, 3.0 will
@@ -362,7 +362,7 @@
- Is there anything about FreeBSD on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) ?
+ Are there FreeBSD IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels?
<p>There are two channels about FreeBSD on IRC:
@@ -580,8 +580,7 @@
- I've got some other special requirements, can I make my own custom
- install floppy?
+ How can I make my own custom install floppy?
<p>Currently there's no way to *just* make a custom install floppy.
@@ -663,8 +662,14 @@
the bed for the last three years)?
<item>Did you download the floppy image in binary (or image) mode?
- (don't be embarrassed, even the best of us have made this
- mistake at least once when FTP'ing things!)
+ (don't be embarrassed, even the best of us have accidentally
+ downloaded a binary file in ASCII mode at least once!)
+ <item>If you're using one of these new-fangled operating systems
+ like Windows95 or Windows NT, did you shut it down and restart
+ the system in plain, honest DOS? It seems these OS's can
+ interfere with programs that write directly to hardware, which
+ the disk creation program does; even running it inside a DOS
shell in the GUI can cause this problem.
@@ -736,7 +741,7 @@
into block references internally as well.
<p>All that matters is the <tt /logical/ geometry - the answer that the
- BIOS gets when it asks "what is your geometry" and then uses to access
+ BIOS gets when it asks "what is your geometry?" and then uses to access
the disk. As FreeBSD uses the BIOS when booting, it's very important
to get this right. In particular, if you have more than one operating
system on a disk, they must all agree on the geometry, otherwise you
@@ -785,7 +790,7 @@
- What about disk managers? My BIOS doesn't support large drives!
+ What about disk managers? Or, I have a large drive!
<p>FreeBSD recognizes the Ontrack Disk Manager and makes allowances
@@ -1133,7 +1138,7 @@
- How do I use the mouse/trackball/touchpad/etc... on my laptop?
+ How do I use the mouse/trackball/touchpad on my laptop?
<p>Please refer to <ref id="ps2mouse" name="the answer to the previous
@@ -1442,8 +1447,7 @@
- FreeBSD does not recognize my on-board AIC-7xxx EISA SCSI in an HP
+ My HP Netserver's SCSI controller is not detected!
<p>This is basically a known problem. The EISA on-board SCSI controller
@@ -1453,14 +1457,14 @@
and FreeBSD's auto-configuration currently cannot handle this
situation very well.
- <p>So now, the best you can do is to pretend there were no address
+ <p>So now, the best you can do is to pretend there is no address
range clash :), by bumping the kernel option <tt/EISA_SLOTS/
to a value of 12.
Configure and compile a kernel, as described in the
name="Handbook entry on configuring the kernel">.
- <p>Of course, this does present you a chicken-and-egg problem when
+ <p>Of course, this does present you with a chicken-and-egg problem when
installing on such a machine. In order to work around this
problem, a special hack is available inside <em>UserConfig</em>.
Do not use the ``visual'' interface, but the plain command-line
@@ -1472,12 +1476,12 @@
<p>at the prompt, and install your system as usual. While it's
- recommendable to compile and install a custom kernel anyway,
+ recommended you compile and install a custom kernel anyway,
<htmlurl url="http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?dset" name="dset">
now also understands to save this value.
- <p>Hopefully, future version will have a proper fix for this problem.
+ <p>Hopefully, future versions will have a proper fix for this problem.
<p><tt/NOTE:/ You can not use a <bf/dangerously dedicated/ disk with
an HP Netserver. See <ref id="dedicate" name="this note"> for
@@ -1901,6 +1905,13 @@
name="ftp.freebsd.org"> master site.
+ <heading>Where do I find libc.so.3.0?</heading>
+ <p>You are trying to run a package for 2.2/3.0 on a 2.1.x
+ system. Please take a look at the previous section and get
+ the correct port/package for your system.
ghostscript gives lots of errors with my 386/486SX.<label id="emul">
@@ -1918,13 +1929,6 @@
option when you do this.
- <heading>Where do I find libc.so.3.0?</heading>
- <p>You are trying to run a package for 2.2/3.0 on a 2.1.x
- system. Please take a look at the previous section and get
- the correct port/package for your system.
When I run a SCO/iBCS2 application, it bombs on <tt/socksys/.
@@ -2547,7 +2551,7 @@ disk fd1 at fdc0 drive 1
- How about FreeBSD and Linux? How do I boot FreeBSD from LILO?
+ How do I boot FreeBSD and Linux from LILO?
<p>Theoretically you should be able to boot FreeBSD from LILO by
@@ -3265,7 +3269,7 @@ disk fd1 at fdc0 drive 1
<p><tt/xdm/ should be started without any arguments (i.e., as a
- <p><bf/NOTE:/ A previos version of this FAQ told you to add the
+ <p><bf/NOTE:/ A previous version of this FAQ told you to add the
<tt/vt/ you want X to use to the
<tt>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers</tt> file. This is not necessary:
X will use the first free <tt/vt/ it finds.
@@ -3371,16 +3375,6 @@ disk fd1 at fdc0 drive 1
for ordinary usage.
- I want to recompile the latest BIND from ISC. It blows up during the
- compilation on some types conflicts. What can I do?
- <p>There is a conflict between the ``<tt/cdefs.h/'' file in the
- distribution and the one shipped with FreeBSD. Just remove
<heading>Can I connect my Win95 box to the Internet via FreeBSD?</heading>
<p>Typically, people who ask this question have two PC's at home, one
@@ -3405,6 +3399,15 @@ disk fd1 at fdc0 drive 1
<p>See also the section on <ref id="direct-at" name="natd">.
+ Why does recompiling the latest BIND from ISC fail?
+ <p>There is a conflict between the ``<tt/cdefs.h/'' file in the
+ distribution and the one shipped with FreeBSD. Just remove
<heading>Does FreeBSD support SLIP and PPP?</heading>
<p>Yes. See the man pages for
@@ -3668,7 +3671,7 @@ default 10.0.0.2 UGSc 0 0 tun0
also sees the NAK reflect (which also means ppp must change
its magic). This produces a potentially enormous number of
magic number changes, all of which are happily piling into
- the servers tty buffer. As soon as ppp starts on the server,
+ the server's tty buffer. As soon as ppp starts on the server,
it's flooded with magic number changes and almost immediately
decides it's tried enough to negotiate LCP and gives up.
Meanwhile, the client, who no longer sees the reflections,
@@ -4558,7 +4561,7 @@ vat_nv_record Recording tools for vat ftp.sics.se:archive/vat_nv_record.tar.Z
- What is FreeBSD's a.out executable format, and why not ELF?
+ What is FreeBSD's a.out executable format and not ELF?
<p>To understand why FreeBSD uses the <tt>a.out</tt> format, you must
@@ -4753,7 +4756,7 @@ vat_nv_record Recording tools for vat ftp.sics.se:archive/vat_nv_record.tar.Z
- What's with all these SNAPshot, RELENG and RELEASE releases?
+ What's with all these SNAP, RELENG and RELEASE releases?
<p>There are currently three active/semi-active branches in the FreeBSD