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    FreeBSD Desktop OS?


    After using Linux for sevral years, i have been tired of the constant updating and then my packages not all working, i have used FreeBSD on and off on a few of my machines, really loving it.

    Now i want to place it on my main Desktop but need to check a few things will work:

    1) I have an ATI graphics card, can i easily set this up for Dual Head, two 19" Monitors ?

    2) Is my Yukon 1 Gbit network card supported?

    3) Can i set FreeBSD to play all my MP3's and DVD's?

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    All i want is to set my Desktop up with KDE and everything working, then just Leave it working, maybe updating to KDE 4 when its stable.

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    Intel P4 3.6GHZ (64bit)
    1GB DDR Ram
    ATI x1300 512mb
    19" LCD x2

    Achiveable?

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    1) It looks to be possible, search around you may find some walkthroughs.
    http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/f...er/022170.html
    http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...er/005455.html

    2) If its the Marvell Yukon card then it will. The freebsd website has complete hardware compatability lists you should browse through.

    3) Yes of course, for what reason would you not be able to?

    Very achieveable. You should probably download and print out a hard copy of the handbook. Its very handy and will get you along your way nicely.
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    here are a couple of guides I have been using to install and make changes to freebsd 6.0

    http://www.unixguide.net/freebsd/fbs...uide_index.php
    http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~reinh...d/freebsd.html

    As far as the dual monitors go you will find something to walk you through it.

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    thanks for the info, really helps.

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    Here is a sample xorg.conf file see if this might help.
    http://www.freebsdwiki.net/index.php/Dual_Screen

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    Nvidia Dual Screen
    I Stuck with arch Linux as FreeBSD has no ATI support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crook$ey
    I Stuck with arch Linux as FreeBSD has no ATI support.
    Well, it depends what ATI card you have. I think that models below 9250 are supported for Radeon, don't know about the other brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stukov View Post
    Well, it depends what ATI card you have. I think that models below 9250 are supported for Radeon, don't know about the other brands.
    No, I have a 9600xt and it works perfectly.

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