[talk] Fwd:

Scott Robbins scottro11 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 01:19:07 EDT 2017

On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 04:21:18AM +0000, fire crow wrote:
> Hi thanks for the tips, 12.0 current from the svn head and drm-next-kmod > from ports didnt load up when vt initialized on boot. Im currently looking > at the vesa kmod, getting this error that im trying to work out.  > > $ kldload vesa > module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (vesa, 0x< f and numbers>, 0) error 19 > sysctl_unregister_oid: failed to unregister sysctl I have a page, by now probably outdated (and I've been really ill, so no time or energy to follow up But it seems as as if the docs wound up in 5 different places and are inconsistent these days.  Eventually, using http://srobb.net/freebsdintel.html got me having a so so Intel integrated card experience.  Not as good as Linux.  For example, if I
got out of X after it started, I would have to ssh in a reboot to get
access again, that sort of thing.

Same issues with Intel wireless dual band cards, 50MBS speeds on LAN with
Linux, 2 MB on BSD.  (This is mentioned at some places in man pages)

I have not had health to follow up on this for about a month though, so
maybe it's improved.  However from what I've seen, FreeBSD, and even OpenBSD, are requiring more time, energy and research  to use as a nice laptop.  
Conversely, my desktops, (NVidas) are just about as good with FreeBSD.

But even 2-3 year old laptops give me problems.

Then again, I don't know how much we give up in blobs and the like to get
the Linux stuff to work easily. I haven't tried any Atheros cards, and
won't have  a chance to for awhile,but as far as wireless Intel, the dual
band stuff for iwm isn't working well. 

If this sounds as trollish and awful as it may look to me, apologies.
Again, long period of illness right now and sometimes overly medicated.

But for a laptop in a NOC to get into a server, Free/OpenBSD will be fine  

For a smooth scrollin', web browsin', fast graphic thing, might be better
off saving that for your workstation.  (With NVidia)  

There are lots of threads on the Intel stuff on forums. 
Some folks  got things to work.  One person feels  the problem is that
FreeBSD developers use Mac but OpenBSD people do it right. But, if you get
lucky you may find someone with similar hardware who solved your problem.

Scott Robbins
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