On Sat, 8 Aug 2009 15:38:25 +0200 Roland Smith <rsm...@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 08, 2009 at 07:53:40AM -0400, Identry wrote: > > >> Looks like your hardware is dying/dead. > > > > > > Sadly, I agree. > <snip> > > > I'd get to the point of swapping hardware one at a time until it > > > fixes, or until you exhaust your options. Have any kind of > > > support contract with the OEM? > > > > I do have a support contract and I'm going to dump this right in > > their lap. Two machines we bought from them -- pretty expensive > > ones -- and both have had hardware failures. And they are only a > > couple of years old. I'm not too happy with them at the moment. > > For computers, that is already old these days. At $WORK the Dell > computers (both desktops and servers AFAIK) that we use are ditched at > the first problem after the warranty runs out which is after three > years, I believe. > > Roland Given the concept of: "Planned (?) Obsolescence", that is probably a wise decision. The problem is that FBSD does not always either partially or fully support new hardware. Updating in such a scenario should therefore be undertaken with extreme care. For example, nVidia cards with 64 bit drivers are not supported in FBSD. Personally, I love nVidia cards; however, this problem has caused me to put off updating my systems temporarily. However, if this problem is not rectified soon, I might have to consider a different OS. Considering that nVidia is already shipping drivers for Win7, both 32 & 64 bit, the fact that they are not supported in FBSD is rather pathetic. -- Jerry ges...@yahoo.com Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics. Susan Sontag _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"