Video Card Compatibility
kb1ql at msn.com
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!!
>freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
>To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
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.
More information about the freebsd-questions