About FreeBSD hardware compatibility?
tajudd at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 22:53:19 PST 2009
aaron lewis wrote:
> I'm a freebsd lovers , i wonna install fbsd7.1 to my laptop (IBM
> Thinkpad R400 a18).
> There's no available informations on laptop compatibility lists. So do you
> have any solutions to make a quick check if everything will work?
> I know Solaris has a Install_check tool which will give a list whether a
> hardware has solaris drivers ,third-part driver or not supported.
> Does Fbsd has something likely?
> Thk in advance!
The most reliable way to check, is by booting the livefs cd and checking
pciconf -lvvv for any none* devices. the none* devices may be given a
driver if you load a module, but what's in GENERIC on the livefs, is
what's in GENERIC when you first boot it from the hard disk.
This is an invaluable tool when I am just curious. It's also the
invaluable tool for disaster recovery. Try the CD, and post to
-questions when you get stuck with a device that should be recognized.
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