[talk] puri.sm laptops - Too good to be true?

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Fri Oct 6 12:49:37 EDT 2017

On 10/06/2017 09:44, Pete Wright wrote:
>> So, with that tip-of-the-iceberg ranting done, this Purism rig seems
>> almost too good to be true- *for me* :)
> i'm in the same boat as you .ike in regards to MBP and macOS in 
> general.  i got myself a System76 latptop a couple months ago and i'm 
> actually really happy with it.  the design of the laptop shell isn't 
> super sexy tbh - but it does have a matte LCD screen which i'm really 
> happy about since i work outside frequently.
> i've been doing my hacking of the updated drm-next code on this guy as 
> well - so gfx have been pretty great if you don't mind running current 
> on freebsd.  my understanding is that openbsd also has support for the 
> i915 gfx as well, but i'm not %100 sure it's fully accelerated - but i 
> suspect stability would be much better! :)
> http://dmesgd.nycbug.org/index.cgi?do=view&id=3207
> this is a bit out of date but should give you an idea as to the hw specs.

should have just updated dmesgd before posting - this is the current 
status of this HW:

this is using stock freebsd 12-CURRENT + an incoming patch for my iwm 
wifi nic.  gfx are now powered by the official "drm-next-kmod" pkg which 
is sweet.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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