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Old 03-23-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
watashiwaotaku7
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hardware compatibilty


im thinking about trying out bsd, but im worried about my hardware being supported for the most part there should be no problem but it took me a long time and a lot of work to get my soundblaster extigy to work well under linux (now running the development kernel to do it) and i want to know does anyone here know if the bsd kernel will support it or a link to somewhere where i can get information about it

--thanks

while im wondering about hardware compatibility i might as well throw the rest up

p4 1.7ghz
256mb 800mhz rdram
dimension 8200 mobo
geforce2 mx400
buslink 52x24x52 cdr
nec 24x16x32 cdr
davicom etherlink
soundblaster extigy
 
Old 03-23-2003, 08:00 PM   #2
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Which variant of BSD were you planning on running? I guess a good start would be to start checking the HCLs at the websites for the major BSD distributions.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 09:58 PM   #3
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most likely freebsd
 
Old 03-25-2003, 01:38 AM   #4
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I'd say that list looks pretty good, I've installed FBSD 5 on a lot more complex computers. If you go to www.freebsd.org , they have a hardware listing under each version listed on the right side. As for the GForce, probably going to have to download newest drivers from NVidia.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 12:37 AM   #5
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i have the same display adapter. i had no problems installing freeBSD-Current. well, almost none. you want the nv driver (provided in the GENERIC kernel) for the nvidia mx400. i had some problems configuring X during the install process, but i think the problem was with my monitor, not the display adapter. you should be ok as long as you know your horizontal and vertical sync rates.
 
  


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