getting an amd64 system

Adriaan de Groot groot at
Wed Sep 8 02:33:05 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 08 September 2004 00:17, Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 07:55:35PM -0700, murrayp at wrote:
> > 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.

Take a good look at or and their hardware-support lists 
before picking anything particular. I've heard varying reports about support 
for newer Radeons (post 7000), in particular that acceleration is not 
supported. (However, this was some time ago, who knows what has changed since 

> > 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

"Many" is a relative word. If you consider the wifi stuff you can just buy at 
computer stores in Europe, just about all the 802.11g stuff is ralink based 
(PCI cards) or usb based, and neither of those are supported in 64-bit mode 
at all.

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