Easy question...Compatibility

Brett Lymn blymn at baesystems.com.au
Thu Mar 28 10:38:02 EST 2002

According to joelfressa at hotmail.com:
>I had heard that my PCMCIA cards work in FreeBSD
>but the versions of BSD seem to be farther behind than
>Linux. I am afraid other hardware will not work with it.

Or NetBSD or OpenBSD.... check the respective web pages for the
supported hardware or just try booting up the install media and see if
it finds all your devices (you don't need to install anything, just
see if the devices get probed) - you may be pleasantly surprised.

>Lets just say I might give it a try. Hmm. Any suggestions
>you want to add, email to me or the list and I will certainly
>use them gratefully.

Myself, I use NetBSD on a laptop (a Digital HiNote II) - the only
thing I had to do was move the i/o address allocated to the pcmcia
cards due to clashes with laptop internal devices but apart from that
it "just works".  I have a pair of silver Lucent Wavelans which I
normally use in ad-hoc mode but I have used the cards with a few base

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS

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