getting an amd64 system
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Sep 7 15:15:28 PDT 2004
On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 07:55:35PM -0700, murrayp at sfu.ca wrote:
> I'm thinking of purchasing a new amd64 system. I have used freeBSD on an
> amd64 for about 4-5 months now, so I am somewhat familiar with it, but I
> only know a bit. I am going to put freeBSD5.2.1 on the new system and I
> have a few concerns about some of the hardware on this new system:
> 1) This system comes with a DVDRW drive, I assume that burning DVD's is well
> defined (possible) by now is it?
burncd(8) should work for the actual burning. We don't currently have
support for DVD+-RW optimized file systems.
> 2) I'm getting an Asus Radeon 9600XT 128MB AGP w/DVI for my video card. Is
> this supported, or is this a big mistake? If so, is there a comparable
> video card that is supported?
I'm not really up on video hardware support, but just about everything
will work with X. Accelleration may be another story.
> 3) I am connecting to a wireless network. Is WiFi supported in 5.2.1? for
> any of the cards out there? If not, is WiFi supported in FreeBSD, period
> (ie: for any systems, including an i386, etc?)
Many wireless devices are supported natively. The rest are generally
supported in i386 mode using ndis(4) (aka project evil). Once 64-bit
Windows support becomes common, amd64 ndis support will probably happen.
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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