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03-12-2008, 06:55 PM
I am thinking to use Pc Bsd but before doing so I like to know if my hard ware is supported:
1) Main board Asus P5lD2_X/I333
2)Processor Intel dual core
3)Lan 100 MB ethernet card on board
4)Ethernet card pci Belkin
5) ICH7 iNTEL High definition Audio
6 Hard DRive Sata 2 WD Caviar 160 G and 250 GG and Seagate 160 G
7) Sweex Internal card reader
8) Transcent DDR RAM 2G
9) Samsung SH 5203 DVD reader and writer
10) Video cart Nvidia 6200 series
11) Printer inkjet Epson D94
Up until no I am only used to Windows XP and suse 10.3
Any help will be very use full
03-12-2008, 08:06 PM
1) Looks like an Intel 935* chipset to me, don't know of any problems with it and I think it should work fine. The southbridge chipset at least looks workable to me. My Intel 945G motherboard is marked as having an ICH7-DH for the SB afaik.
2) Assuming the processor is compatible with either the i486, i586, or i686 any CPU should be fine. The only CPUs compatible with you Motherboard work fine.
3) Check your motherboards documentation for the chipset of your Ethernet card if you have any doubts about it working and need to have it going (I've had *very* good NIC support on FreeBSD).
4) Belkin good, what chipset?
5) Your onboard sound should work with either the snd_ich (ICH) or snd_hda (Intel High Def Audio) drivers, probably will work out of the box. Both are auto-loaded on my PC-BSD 1.4.1 machine, not sure about the new 1.5 release yet. The system can always be told to auto-load the required driver on boot.
6) Should work great as long as your controller is supported (probable enough), SATA II hard drives should work excellently under PC-BSD.
7) If it is connected via USB internally the card reader should work fine, if not I'm not sure. My desktops is and I've heard most are on desktops.
8) Enjoy the speed, my box flies with 2GB DDR2.
9) Some users have had problems installing with SATA based optical disk drives (e.g. CD/DVD), I've never had problems with my (E)IDE based ones.
10) I owned one until it failed, the GeForce 6200 is well supported even by the generic 'nv' driver. You shouldn't have any problems and you ought to be able to select from several different versions of the nVidia drives installed during the first boot setup.
11) Can't say but if it understands PostScript it'll work great. It's not listed in OpenPrintings data base but a D92 (http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Epson-Stylus_D92) entry suggests there may be some hope by testing other Stylis D** drivers if there isn't any for your specific model.
The only headaches I expect you'll get is your printer as long as you don't have any problems installing from that DVD RW.
03-13-2008, 04:13 AM
seeing that this is in the "graphic cards" forum; yes, your 6200 will work
03-13-2008, 07:56 AM
The strange think suse 10.3 use the snd_Intel-hda no sound at all Just like it is
muted but is not Kmix is full open
Belkin chipset is Realtek
I just use the Belkin because suse do not support the on board ethernet card
all the best
03-14-2008, 04:37 AM
linux and bsd drivers are not always equal when names (or even code) is shared.
I know emu10k1 on ubuntu worked with my sound card via alsa but not on freebsd -- which does not use alsa ;-)
good thing for emu10kx in my case hehe
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