new convert

Igor Robul igorr at
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 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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