lament about freebsd sacrifices
des at des.no
Thu Apr 15 02:52:31 PDT 2004
"Peter Leftwich" <Hostmaster at Video2Video.Com> writes:
> * webcam ball
see for instance /usr/ports/graphics/vid
> * flatbed scanner
> * color printer
see for instance /usr/ports/print/cups
> * digital cameras
Most of those behave as USB mass-storage devices, see 'man umass'
> * firewire devices
see 'man firewire'
> * several USB 1 and 2 devices
> * IM software features such as voice and video chat
see /usr/ports/mbone/vic (though I haven't used it in six years)
> * websites that use ActiveX (Windows) controls
you'd be surprised how rare these are.
> * MP3 devices
Some of these use proprietary protocols, while others behave as USB or
Firewire mass-storage devices. The latter are supported out of the
box. For the former, there is for instance /usr/ports/audio/rio, or
/usr/ports/audio/rio500 (in conjunction with the urio driver).
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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