Douglas Blancahrd wrote:
Yes, I need a list of minimal requirements for FreeMSD,
Do you mean FreeBSD? ;-)
including amount of video card memory or whatever it's called,
Well, video card memory is video card memory. It sounds as if you're expecting a Windows-like "recommended minimum hardware configuration" list; you won't find one, because FreeBSD is extremely flexible; there is not a "standard application model" necessarily. If you want a headless firewall box, for example, you don't need hardware that is anywhere near as "hefty" as you would for, say, working as an animator at Pixar ---- just as an example.
The short answer---"depends on what you want to see". You can probably run a base system on hardware from 1988 if you
want to. If you want to see graphics and pretty colors or pictures,
something more modern is needed. Video card memory isn't usually
as important as the type of video card; I've run FreeBSD+XFree86+
GNOME on SiS, Savage, Trident, Nvidia GeForce, and a few
other types of hardware.
hard disk space, etc.,
Again, it depends on what you want to do; AAMOF, you can run FreeBSD without a Hard disk (assuming you have a second machine to read from via the network....)
You could get by with as little as a few hundred megabytes if you just wanted a little system; if you intend to make it your desktop machine, you'll want as much as you can reasonably afford, if you're much like the rest of us. The machine I'm using ATM has a 40 GB HDD, and I'm constantly guarding against getting it too full; it serves as a desktop computer, LAN web/mail server, LAN gateway/DNS/firewall, RSync backup server, web development environment, LAN mp3 storage, etc., etc., etc... needless to say I'm always on the lookout for storage bargains....
and also will it support SoundMAX integrated sound cards?
Does it use the AC '97 protocol? If so, I'd say yes. Check the organization's web site for a "Hardware Compatibility List", which might list your device. In general, I've found the pcm driver to be rather flexible. Hardware from the "windoze world" that gives more trouble are usually things like internal modems and certain USB devices, along with the odd archaic peripheral that just never got a driver written for it...
Kevin Kinsey DaleCo, S.P.
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