andrew at auliya.org
Mon Oct 27 09:40:58 GMT 2003
dEMoN dEMoN wrote:
> I am hoping to convert to FreeBSD in a few days when my external hard
> drive (back up purposes) get here. Does anyone know what the
> compatability is going to be like for a Novatech laptop with USB optical
> mouse and touch pad?
> I had some trouble with this issue with Red Hat and Slackware Linux some
> time ago.
It's difficult to say without specifics like a model name and number.
I'd check out the hardware compatibility list on freebsd.org, followed
by a scan of the Usenet archives at groups.google.com, and perhaps take
note of all devices and display settings in preparation for your
install. Windows is most useful in this regard, perhaps combined with a
diagnostic tool like Sandra.
It's notable that FreeBSD 4.x does not have cardbus support, so if you
plan on using 32-bit cards you must install from the 5.x branch.
Hope this helps,
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