drive access/printer question
ecomeasurement at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 16 16:23:04 PST 2005
I've installed and configured FreeBSD, and am now trying to read and write
to my drives and printers.
Upon booting, the OS detects the floppy drive (fd0), hard drive (ad0), CDROM
(acd0) and printer (lpt0), as it should. fstab only has the hard drive (on
which BSD is installed) and the CDROM
The specific questions are:
1. Do I need to find and install specific drivers for each of these
devices, even though they were detected?
2. Once #1 is resolved, can I access these as default devices, and how?
I've used UNIX for many years, but this is my first full try with BSD on a
desktop. I've looked through all of the web documentation, FAQ's and also
perused the newsgroup archive. I'm just getting into the printing section
of the handbook, but could not find specific information on the drives.
Here is the relevant information about my platform:
FreeBSD 4.10 i386 [ELF]
Intel Pentium II 266 MHZ/256MB RAM
Panasonic DVD II DVD-ROM Drive
Panasonic 1.44-MB Floppy Disk Drive
Western Digital 40-GB Hard Drive
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