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Date:      Sun, 29 Mar 1998 23:41:50 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        ERIIX <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Compatibility questions (again)
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101bd577b$b3c889e0$883b2299@dmdwnjdz>

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On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, ERIIX wrote:

> I have a HP Pavilion 8190
This is already a harbringer of trouble: Inexpensive For-Home-Use PC.  May
have flakey or otherwise non-standard, incompatible hardware.

> w/ Logitech trackball, simple PC Gamepad, 300Mhz
> PII, 32Megs of SDRAM with 512K of pipeline burst cache, 6Gig HD,

Okay thru there.

> DVD,

Not supported yet.

> K56Flex DSVD modem,

I think so, the voice features may need vgetty.

> ATI Rage II Pro AGP with 3D display graphics, AGP
> graphics port, 4Megs SGRAM video memory, 

Should be okay with the very latest XFree86.

> TV output (don't need this),

You'd be surprised.  if this is actually a TV input card, it may be Bt848
based, which we do support.

> Audio speakers, Hardware wavetable, USB, and a HP Pavilion Multimedia
> display.

The soundcard needs the new sound driver with 2.2.6, and no implementation
of USB exists for UNIX yet.  

Overall, should be okay. If you can get the boot floppy's main menu you
are probably home free.  

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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