Before I could install PC-BSD, I had to figure out why my desktop would not reboot Friday night. Checking online, I found out that there were many complaints with the new Asus Intel G35 (P5K-VM) Motherboard. Saturday morning, I decided to replace it with a Gigabyte Intel P35 (P35-D3P) Motherboard. In the evening, it took me about 30 minutes to reassemble my desktop with the new motherboard. I hooked everything up and turned on the power. Only thing that worked were the system fan and CPU fan. I do not know how many times I took the motherboard and accessories apart. Finally today, after I decided to test each memory stick, I found out why my desktop would not power up, or reboot, correctly. One of my 1GB DDR2 memory sticks was defective. Arghh!!!
Well, I pulled it out, and within 5 minutes, got a fully running desktop, for the first time. Tomorrow I will replace the defective memory stick with a new one. May even possibly pick up a 19 inch LCD as well.
Anyway, I am happy that PC-BSD installed on my new desktop with no problem. I am having some problems with sound but that will be easy to resolve. I justed add snd_hda_load=”YES” to /boot./loader.conf, rebooted, and presto, got sound again (This works for FreeBSD and DesktopBSD as well).
Many of you will probably here Tony and I talk more about PC-BSD in the near future. Due to my Gentoo Linux roots, I am a big fan of FreeBSD which PC-BSD is based on. Read up on PC-BSD to see Linux’s direct competitor 🙂
(My customized PC-BSD Desktop)
(Fetching and Updating Ports with crappy ViewSonic monitor)