Sorry for the inconvenience.  There may be some Navigation header breakage of “Previous:” and “Next:” links, please use the Table of Contents until things are fixed.

Hardware Compatibility/9.2

From PC-BSD Wiki
Revision as of 04:21, 18 December 2013 by FuzzyBot (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

something is not right

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®. The "Hardware Compatibility" icon in Control Panel provides a quick overview of the system's detected hardware.
Figure 8.5a: Sample Hardware Compatibility

To start the application, double-click its icon in Control Panel or open an xterm and type pc-sysinstaller -checkhardware.

In the example shown in Figure 8.5a, this system has a detected NVIDIA video card with a configured resolution of 1600x900, one Ethernet device using the em(4)[1] driver, and one wireless device using the iwn(4)[2] driver. Currently no sound card is detected, meaning that the user should configure and test their sound card using the [[Sound Configuration/en|Translations:Sound Configuration/Page display title/en]] icon in Control Panel.

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
Other languages:German 38% • ‎English 100% • ‎French 50%
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox