wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Sat Nov 18 08:17:49 PST 2006
On Sat, 18 Nov 2006 10:08:03 -0600
Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu> wrote:
> --On November 18, 2006 11:57:34 AM +0200 ovidiu ene <ovidiue at unixware.ro>
> > Hello guys,
> > I want to know if Dell PowerEdge 1950 works fine on FreeBSD 6.1 i386.
> > (I am interested if network cards are detected and work properly, also
> > if SATA/SAS drive is detected properly.
> There are two problems that you must overcome and they require that you
> rebuild world and kernel. The network card driver has a problem, and the
> usb driver has a problem. The former causes the network card to become
> unusable and only a reboot will fix it. The latter prevents you from
> using the DRAC card (if you ordered one with the 1950.)
> Both problems can be overcome with newer source code files, but you then
> have to rebuild world and kernel. And you must save those source code
> files, because you'll need them every time you have to update world or
> kernel due to security patches.
Another option is to wait a month or two for 6.2, which already incorporates
these fixes. You can try out the 6.2-RC sets, and it will be trivial to
upgrade form RC to RELEASE.
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