[TriLUG] apple hw questions about beige mac
ianmeyer at mac.com
Fri Feb 27 13:47:18 EST 2004
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You can find some of the technical details for that box here:
Here ya go, interspersed with your questions:
On Feb 27, 2004, at 1:39 PM, H Brett Bolen wrote:
> I have some general questions about a beige mac.
> I want to upgrade it before I install linux on it.
> What kinds of drives does it take?
It has an EIDE ATA bus
> What kinds of memory does it use?
Check Crucial.com's memory selector. Just walk through for that Mac and
it'll tell you.
> Can I put in a new video card? It has a mac video connector,
> and I'm using a pc monitor with an adapter. I think the
> adapter is preset to a fixed resolution/refresh_rate. If
> I install linux, is there a text mode? Will I loose
> the video, since it is preprogrammed for a fixed vert/horz
> refresh rate?
Possibly. There must be someone on the list with more experience than
me with these things though. I started really getting into it a
generation after that computer.
> USB? will any card work here ( I have an intrex-special usb2.0)
> card.) Do I need to look for drivers? linux/mac support?
It has PCI slots, but drivers may be an issue, I really don't know.
> Can I use wireless with it? I'd prefer usb wireless. Do these
> work? linux & mac support?
> an os10 question:
> Isn't there something like 'fink' that lets you use some
> open source software? gcc?
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