Well, it turns out that ordering a computer from Walmart was a mistake.
They sent me the wrong computer. I don't understand why. The item listed in my online order was clearly different than the item printed on the packing list attached to the shipping box. Perhaps they have a literacy problem in their warehouse. At least the return was easy; I just took the box to my local Walmart and they accepted it and then put the correct credit on my credit card. Then, I went to Frys. I showed the spec of the Walmart machine that I wanted. They easily beat Walmart with an 'open-box' special which is a customer returned computer still under warranty. I got an HP Pavilion a1340n for about $500. It has 1G RAM, 250G HD, 1 R-W DVD drive and 1 R-O DVD drive. CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&product=1818054&dlc=&docname=c00575715 It has an ATI grapics card but I'm not sure how to use a shell command to give me information about it. I looked at dmesg output and saw nothing about the grapics card. How might I get info about my graphics card? Thanks, -Dan On 6/18/06, Dan Bikle <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Well folks, I did a bit more looking around. I found this: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3762910 specs: CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ It is so cheap I'm tempted to buy it and take the risk that I could install a recent version of FreeBSD on it. Since it comes with Linux installed on it, I'm tempted to think that the interface cards for the Video and the keyboard, and the mouse are a common variety. I have a question for any of you who have done a lot of FreeBSD installs on a variety of hardware... Would you gamble $368 that you could get FreeBSD installed on this thing? -Dan On 6/17/06, Dan Bikle <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Thanks! > > I worked with the links you sent me. > For desktop systems I narrowed the list to these offerings: > > http://www.asaservers.com/config.asp?config_id=ASA%5FPC5 > http://www.storeanywhere.com/pages/html/products/st.product_info.php?cPath=53&products_id=143 > > http://eracks.com/products/Desktops > > -Dan > > > > On 6/17/06, Nikolas Britton < [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > On 6/17/06, Dan Bikle < [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > > > I need a freebsd 5.3 desktop server. > > > > > > Do you have any recommendations for some vendors? > > > > > > I could go buy some commodity hardware and do the install myself > > > but I seem to have bad luck with hands-on type tasks. > > > > > > I'm not picky about CPU; Intel or AMD is fine. > > > Anything over 1.5 GHZ should do it. > > > > > > RAM? > > > I guess 1GB would be good enough. > > > > > > Disk? > > > A couple of 80GB drives would work. > > > > > > I live in San Jose, CA; A local vendor would be great. > > > > > > > Your in luck, these guys are in San Jose: > > http://www.ironsystems.com/index.asp > > > > Here's the full list of venders: > > http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/hardware.html > > > > > > -- > > BSD Podcasts @: > > http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/ > > http://freebsdforall.blogspot.com/ > > > >
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