How do Dell-Notebooks work with FreeBSD (video/audio/wlan)?
rixk at heidt.nl
Sun Nov 28 08:31:23 PST 2004
On Sun, 2004-11-28 at 17:11 +0100, M. Hueck wrote:
> > Has anyone any experience with them?
> > Is all of the build-in hardware supported? What about accelerated video?
> I'm using an Inspiron 8200 with a nvidia card and the nvidia driver works
I have an Inspiron 8500 and using the Nvidia driver at a resolution of
> > There is some choice about different displays, and some of them have
> > very very high resolutions like 1600x1200 on a 15"-screen. Is such a
> > display usable under X?
> I'm using a 1600x1200 15" screen right now with X and its definitely usable,
> not too small at all, and _VERY_ sharp.
> > And another very important question:
> > Especially I would like to know whether Dell-Notebooks have
> > an line-in, since I'm not certain from the descriptions on the web-site.
> My 8200 has a line-in and a mic-in.
However the I8500 does NOT have a line-in, only a mic-in. I'm a bit
disappointed at that, especially since it is supposed to be a
> > Also: is the audio-output very noisy or can I use the line in for any
> > recordings? (I don't need very high quality, but I'd like to record
> > Myself playing guitar and use that as background-music for
> > improvisations).
> Audio quality is decent, but not great.
> > I'm not entirely sure, but I think that the wlan hardware kinda works,
> > even if I have to use ndisulator, right? Is there any hope that I don't
> > have use it one day?
> I have had the 54 mbit mini-pci card working under linux with ndiswrapper.
> I'd say the same should be possible in FreeBSD, but I yet have to try to get
> it to work.
I'm using a TrueMobile 1150 WiFi card which works fine with the Wavelan
I'm still looking into infrared support though... (I would really like
to sync my Nokia with Evolution or something).
> M. Hueck
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