fine tuning my pcbsd
I have a core2duo computer, 2 gb of ram.
My motherboard is an ECS 954GCT-M, and my audio card has one channel dead. My revision is 1.0.
My printer is an HP C4280, linux takes it out of the box, PCBSD never did.
At the moment i'm using PCBSD 9 LXDE 64 bit, and except the imperfections of lxde i find it far better than kde, gnome and so on. I have downloaded all the pbis i needed and now i have them on cd, i think that releasing some cd's or dvds collecting some of them could be helpful for whom wants to convert more than one computer to pcbsd.
I have properly installed xsane and hplip, they work, but in dmesg the printer just appears as an unknown device in the usb port i plug it. What do i have to configure for fixing this issue?
Other problem i have to fine tune is the sound card. Soon i'll replace the on board one by a basic one and a pair of usb powered speakers, but i want to have it fully working. Wich basic stereo sound card can work natively or after tweaking pcbsd?
Another problem with pcbsd is that i can't insert an audio cd and play it, because the playing apps doesn't find the cd or they fail to play it. Xfburn works well and pcmanf sees the unit well, so i can browse disc normally, except a data dvd with computing documents i have, that maks pcman close, be it from disk or hard drive.
Except with those imperfections, i think pcbsd really deserves support from hardware makers, it allowed me to reactivate an old ibm 300 pl from 1999 adding ram.