Albert Shih wrote: > Le 28/07/2009 à 10:27:04+0200, Matthias Apitz a écrit > >> El día Tuesday, July 28, 2009 a las 10:17:02AM +0200, Albert Shih escribió: >> >> >>> Hi all >>> >>> Anyone have try to install FreeBSD (any version) on Dell E4200 or E4300 ? >>> If someone already do, can he tell me what's working and what's not >>> working. >>> >> Hello Albert, >> >> The place to look (and make entries) is here: >> http://laptop.bsdgroup.de/freebsd/ >> >> I run a Dell Precision M4400, not sure how close this is to your E4200 >> or E4300; you might check all Dell boxes there and mine is: >> http://laptop.bsdgroup.de/freebsd/index.html?action=show_laptop_detail&laptop=12868 >> >> > Thanks for the tips. > > Another question : I've access (but I can't install anything) a E4200 > computer. How can I check what's is supported by FreeBSD ? www.freesbie.org > don't answer (maybe the project is stop). Is they are another livecd or > something like that ? > > Regards. > > Assuming there is windows installed in it, just check the device manager for entries like wireless, vga, sound etc. Then have a look at the hardware notes here:
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.2R/hardware.html to see if these devices are supported. Another thing to try: Boot from the FreeBSD DVD or the livefs iso (ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/7.2/7.2-RELEASE-i386-livefs.iso), go to the "Fixit" option and select to use the live filesystem. Once you get to a console try a few things like dmesg -a to see what the kernel has recognized. Also look for problems like ACPI error messages and the like. At this point it is probably worth to try this with a FreeBSD 8.0 livefs, as it will probably support hardware than 7.2 does not. Many recent laptops have wireless chipsets that are not yet supported in FreeBSD. Take a look at the bottom side to see if an easy access to the wireless mini-PCI express card is provided. You can then easily exchange the card if needed. Atheros-based cards are sold on ebay for a few bucks. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"