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Re: Hardware Compatibility

On Wed, Sep 01, 1999 at 07:07:10PM -0700, Mark Hendriks wrote:
> This is  question that I couldn't find the answer to on either the Linux or
> Debian web site.  I've also been considering FreeBSD, but I couldn't find the
> answer on their web site either.
> I am finally aproaching the day when I will replace the ancient piece of junk
> which I am currently using.  As I do not have a large amount of money to put
> into a computer, I have been looking at some less expensive systems.  The top
> contender so far in terms of price/value is one that has video, sound and a
> modem on the motherboard.
> How do I find out if Linux will run (and recognise the video chipset) on this
> type of motherboard?  Would Linux distinguish between this type of motherboard,
> and a "standard" motherboard?  If not, would Linux treat the video chipset as
> just another video "card?"  What kind of video card?

I have a motherboard with video card on-board and works nicely. I think there
is not problems with Linux and on-board video cards (if it is supported). 
If the video card is on-board I would be almost sure it is PCI.


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