> > Hello how are you doing I have been thinking about buying a copy of FreeBSD > PowerPak and I would like to know what kind of Modem, Sound Card, Display Card > I would have to have for my computer the type of computer that I have is a > Hewlett Packard Pavilion 4453. and could you please tell me a couple of brands of > Modems Sound Cards and Display Card that I would need to go and by and also > could you please tell me the brand name and the model of the hardware that I > need to buy to be able to run the FreeBSD Powerpack thank you for you time and
Probably pretty much anything that would come with that machine would work. But, to check, go to the FreeBSD web site http://www.freebsd.org/ and click on the Hardware Notes link under the version of FreeBSD you intend to install. I would suggest installing FreeBSD 4.10 for now. Then on the next page click on the link for type of CPU. That would be the i386 family. Specifically, the URL for FreeBSD 4.10 Hardware is: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/4.10R/hardware-i386.html That will get you a nice long list of supported hardware, organized by type of device. Note that graphics card and monitor are supported by the X package you run - probably XFree86 for FreeBSD 4.10 - at least until you get to know enough to examine others. (I hear Xorg is being included for 5.xxx versions of FreeBSD) So, you need to go to the web page for Xfree86 to check out compatibilities for graphics. But, don't let these two things be the limit of your reading. Check out the free FreeBSD handbook, which is online at the FreeBSD web site. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/index.html Archives, numerous search engines such as Google and several online publications such s Onlamp are also good sources on info. There are also several good books out about FreeBSD. FreeBSD Unleashed, Complete FreeBSd, Absolute FreeBSD and FreeBSD An Opensource Operating System all come to mind. ////jerry > have a nice day. > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"