Video card compatibility

Tony Frank tfrank at
Wed Feb 18 03:56:08 PST 2004


On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 03:10:37PM -0500, bradford fligor wrote:
> I bought FreeBSD 5.1 and Handbook for my 10 year old "computer nut" son for Christmas and have had problems installing the full graphical version.
> When asked for "video card" on installation, I don't' know what to select. I have on-board video on the motherboard at this site. 
> I also have an old monitor but I don't think that's the problem.
> Will I need to buy a separate video card and if so would you have any suggestions?

If your system is up and running, you should post the results of the command 'pciconf -lv' and 'dmesg'
This should tell us what type of hardware you have (perhaps give yourself enough of a hint)

As others on the list have suggested, 4.9 or 5.2.1 might be better version choices.



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