(ATI chipsets|mATX boards) and amd64

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Tue May 24 08:29:46 PDT 2005

On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 11:33:50AM +0200, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> In the interest of covering more of the bases wrt. consumer chipsets for the 
> hardware compat page, has anyone ever used FreeBSD-amd64 with either of the 
> following boards (and if so, how successful was it)?
> - MSI RX480M2. This is an ATI chipset, ATI Radeon XPRESS 200P, which I've 
> never seen mentioned on the list before. It might be an interesting kind of 
> board, with PCI-E for video but no useless PCI-E x1 slots.

I'll let you know ASAP.  I was building one of these and an Asus K8N-DL
this past weekend (but didn't have time to finish the MSI RX480M2).

One thing I don't like about the MSI RX480M2 is that it doesn't have a
serial port on the back connector.  :~-(  It does have a parallel port...
which I'm surprised wasn't "lost" before loosing the serial port.
There is a serial port header on the motherboard, but the needed cable
isn't included with the motherboard, and the header is in a place that
typical header cables aren't long enough.
-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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