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Date:      Fri, 18 Jan 2008 23:25:16 +0100
From:      "Colin Brace" <cb@lim.nl>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FBSD or PCBSD?
Message-ID:  <aec9371b0801181425u795d1befxc52abba6016b5a58@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20080118092711.t7725zf7xckwswck@newwebmail.jnielsen.net>
References:  <94136a2c0801180110v2e43ea2esc96393c4c3ca56f@mail.gmail.com> <47907A2B.601@chamonix.reportlab.co.uk> <20080118092711.t7725zf7xckwswck@newwebmail.jnielsen.net>

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On Jan 18, 2008 3:27 PM, John Nielsen <lists@jnielsen.net> wrote:

> Quoting Robin Becker <robin@reportlab.com>:

> > I have had great success using PCBSD on various acers, I eventually
> > got fed up with it being not quite identical to FreeBSD and I now
> > have FreeBSD 6.2 on my current acer laptop (a 1680).

> I was unable to even boot my Wife's Acer (an Aspire 5520) with FreeBSD
> 6.3-pre or 7.0-pre. I'm also pretty sure the Acer wireless is NOT
> supported by any native drivers;

FWIW, my Acer Aspire 5500Z has Intel 2200 wireless chipset which is
supported by FreeBSD and runs FreeBSD and PC-BSD fine.

Sounds like Acer laptops don't all have the same wireless NIC...

-- 
  Colin Brace
  Amsterdam
  http://lim.nl



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