Video Card Compatibility

bradford fligor kb1ql at
Wed Mar 3 05:06:52 PST 2004

Thank you to all of you for your recent help on FreeBSD. 

 While on vacation last week, I decided to buy an ATI Radeon 9000 video card thinking it's got to work.  Well I can't get it to work and can't find it on the list of cards during install.  In fact no ATI cards seem to be listed.  I should of brought that list with me.  Did I buy an incompatible card????

I did notice on the video card config page one line had something like pci:1.0.1......   I know my card goes in an AGP slot not PCI.

I was successful in installing Fedoro Linux yesterday!

Thanks again for your great support!!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Michael Challis 
  To: bradford fligor 
  Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 7:11 PM
  Subject: Re: Video card compatibility

  bradford fligor wrote:

  >Hello Support !
  >I bought FreeBSD 5.1 and Handbook for my 10 year old "computer nut" son for Christmas and have had problems installing the full graphical version.
  >When asked for "video card" on installation, I don't' know what to select. I have on-board video on the motherboard at this site. 
  >I also have an old monitor but I don't think that's the problem.
  >Will I need to buy a separate video card and if so would you have any suggestions?
  >Thank you very much for your help!!
  >Brad Fligor
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  Knoppix Live linux CD will probably identify the card or a Quick Windows 
  98 install. It is helpful to have the information from another OS 
  concerning hardware before installing a new one.
  Good luck with the youngster. 4.9 is probably a better way to go. Just 
  download the first CD to install.

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