igorr at speechpro.com
Tue Jul 5 08:27:06 GMT 2005
Eddie Colon wrote:
> I will be a new FreeBSD user as soon as I receive my DVD. I am
>a Linux user for a few yrs now. I have a few concerns, I hope you
>can answer me, I don't belong to any mailing lists. I don't think
>there are any user groups down here in Puerto Rico.
FreeBSD in general supports "consumer hardware" worse than various Linux
so you will have problems.
>1- Can you tell me if it has trouble detecting built-in
>modems? I have a notebook, an HP nx9020 and it's built-in modem uses
>the conexant chipset, My SuSE 9.3 had trouble with that until I got
>a 3rd party driver from www.linuxant.com. So, will run into the same
>thing with freebsd?
I dont think that you'll be able use this modem :-( with FreeBSD
>2- I have a HP scanjet 4600 scanner (usb) that doesn't have a linux
>driver... either from HP themselves or from the linux community. I
>can use it with my old windows desktop , but not with linux. Can
>you suggest any possible FreeBSD solution?
usanner(4) suppors 4300C, so maybe it will support 4600, but in general
you must expect
>3- Will FreeBSD detect my Palm cradle (usb)? I use my PDA alot.
>I really like Jpilot as my pda gui app. Do you know of other Jpilot
>users that use FreeBSD ?
Maybe it will work.
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