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Beginning with version 9.1, the PC-BSD installer allows you to quickly determine if your system's video card, Ethernet card, wireless device, and sound card are compatible with PC-BSD.
 
Beginning with version 9.1, the PC-BSD installer allows you to quickly determine if your system's video card, Ethernet card, wireless device, and sound card are compatible with PC-BSD.
  
Once PC-BSD is installed, a Hardware Compatibility icon in Control Panel provides a quick overview of the system's detected hardware. In the example shown in Figure 8.3a, this system has a detected NVIDIA video card with a configured resolution of 1600x900, one Ethernet device using the [http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=em&apropos=0&sektion=4 em(4)] driver, and one wireless device using the [http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=iwn&apropos=0&sektion=4 iwn(4)] driver. Currently no sound card is detected, meaning that the user should configure and test their sound card using the [[Sound Configuration]] icon in Control Panel.
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Once PC-BSD is installed, a Hardware Compatibility icon in Control Panel provides a quick overview of the system's detected hardware. In the example shown in Figure 8.3a, this system has a detected NVIDIA video card with a configured resolution of 1600x900, one Ethernet device using the {{citelink|url=http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=em&apropos=0&sektion=4|em(4)}} driver, and one wireless device using the {{citelink|url=http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=iwn&apropos=0&sektion=4|iwn(4)}} driver. Currently no sound card is detected, meaning that the user should configure and test their sound card using the [[Sound Configuration]] icon in Control Panel.
  
 
'''Figure 8.3a: Sample Hardware Compatibility'''
 
'''Figure 8.3a: Sample Hardware Compatibility'''
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Hardware that is currently incompatible may show with a green checkbox after a system upgrade or update. This indicates that the update added the driver for the device.
 
Hardware that is currently incompatible may show with a green checkbox after a system upgrade or update. This indicates that the update added the driver for the device.
  
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Revision as of 00:25, 16 July 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

Beginning with version 9.1, the PC-BSD installer allows you to quickly determine if your system's video card, Ethernet card, wireless device, and sound card are compatible with PC-BSD.

Once PC-BSD is installed, a Hardware Compatibility icon in Control Panel provides a quick overview of the system's detected hardware. In the example shown in Figure 8.3a, this system has a detected NVIDIA video card with a configured resolution of 1600x900, one Ethernet device using the [1][1] driver, and one wireless device using the [2][2] driver. Currently no sound card is detected, meaning that the user should configure and test their sound card using the Sound Configuration icon in Control Panel.

Figure 8.3a: Sample Hardware Compatibility

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If the wireless device shows as unsupported, check the Wireless Testing page to help determine if a driver is forthcoming or if the device is well suited to converting a Windows driver into a FreeBSD loadable module.

Hardware that is currently incompatible may show with a green checkbox after a system upgrade or update. This indicates that the update added the driver for the device.

References


  1. http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=em&apropos=0&sektion=4
  2. http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=iwn&apropos=0&sektion=4
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