FreeBSD 7.1 Content
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Thu Sep 4 15:11:00 UTC 2008
On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 08:48:46AM -0600, Dan Allen wrote:
> On 4 Sep 2008, at 3:42 AM, Oliver Peter wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 02:58:45PM -0600, Dan Allen wrote:
> >> On 3 Sep 2008, at 1:14 PM, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> >>> Your patches to add support for the i4965 and your Marvell 88E80xx
> >>> must have been stripped by the mailing list software. Can you
> >>> please
> >>> re-send them.
> >> I have not written patches, thus I did not send any patches.
> > |
> > `--> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm
> > Btw. my philosophy is if you would like to use your favourite open
> > source
> > operating system - which I guess is FreeBSD - on your new hardware,
> > you
> > should spend additional 15 minutes when you make the decision what
> > hardware
> > you are going to buy and check the specs with the "Hardware Notes" at
> > http://www.freebsd.org/where.html.
> > Complaining afterwards is easy but no one forces you to buy
> > unsupported
> > hardware.
> Point taken. A $500 Dell laptop, however, will be a popular machine
> and sooner or later should be supported.
Would be nice to have that, I agree with you.
But popularity is not an argument:
Those 'fat' ATI graphics cards are quite popular as well but as long
as the manufactor does not hand out nicer documentation you wont have
a nice kernel module to get hardware acceleration.
Oliver PETER, email: oliver at peter.de.com, ICQ# 113969174
"If it feels good, you're doing something wrong."
-- Coach McTavish
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