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Frustration of the laptop

Actually, Windows isn't driving my monitor at more than 1152x864 (could do higher, but I'd lose color or refresh rate; I hate flicker.)

But FreeBSD had frozen once during installation, then crashed again when I tried to sleep it. I decided to try friendlier installation routes. There are wrappers for FreeBSD, PC-BSD and DesktopBSD. Desktop wouldn't download quickly, and then the website wouldn't respond. PC-BSD came okay, but failed to make /usr or /var as far as I can tell. I gave it a second try (yay, ghost bugs) and that time it did install. Maybe the CD was jilted at the wrong point the first time around? But it didn't recognize sound or wireless.

Next stop: Ubuntu. To be fair, apparently Ubuntu needs to be told how to handle wireless as well. OTOH, I actually have instructions for that.

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