Re: Simple question
From: Teilhard Knight (teilhk_at_privacy.net)
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 12:02:06 -0600
"Peter N. M. Hansteen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Teilhard Knight" <email@example.com> writes:
>> I just bought this laptop and seems to be cutting-edge technology. I want
>> install FreeBDS and Mandrake there, but I wonder if they will manage with
>> wireless adapter. I guess the only way to know is to install and see,
> As somebody else noted, the dmesg style output from the install kernel
> contains whatever info it was possible to extract from the hardware. The
> information offered by the OpenBSD install disks is excellent (in fact
> on more than one occasion I've used that to determine which drivers to
> fetch from where when resurrecting Microsoft boxes) and if your gear is
> not supported out of the box, the info you get will certainly point you
> in the right direction. It might be a good idea or at least interesting
> to try a 3.7-beta snapshot (available from /pub/OpenBSD/snapshot/$arch
> on your friendly neighborhood mirror) on your brand new hardware.
I am thinking on installing OpenBSD in another computer. A desktop computer.
On the other hand, reading the dmesg output might be over my head. I am
always confused about possible choices before trying things myself. Asking
is good, but you find all sorts of people who prefer different things that
it is impossible to follow only just one advise. I'll try FreeBSD 5.3 and I
let you all know how I do.