Re: Oversimplification

From: Milan Obuch <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2021 08:46:47 +0200
On Thu, 3 Jun 2021 16:20:13 +1000, Peter Jeremy via freebsd-arm
<> wrote:

> On 2021-May-30 17:49:01 -0400, George Mitchell
> <> wrote:
> >I've never been shy about oversimplifying complex questions, so here
> >goes: What's the ARM system that presents the least hassle to a
> >prospective FreeBSD user?  Here's what I mean by low hassle:
> >
> >1. Widely available.
> >2. Runs some standard FreeBSD image with minimal (or no) tweaking.
> >3. I suspect ARM64 means less hassle than ARM32.
> >4. Friendly to an external high-speed (at least USB 3; possibly
> >   SATA?) disk.
> >5. Hopefully 8GB on-board memory, though 4GB is probably okay if high
> >   speed swapping is available (see point 4).
> >6. Affordable, but not cheap.  
> I'll second Milan's followup. I have a 4GB RockPro64 with the
> dual-SATA PCIe card and am quite happy with it. It also supports
> both USB-3 and USB-C, though I haven't experimented with either.

Just out of curiosity - do you mean SATA card from shop? Was
some extra steps required to make it work? Could you share relevant
lines from dmesg output?

> Note that the WiFi/Bluetooth module for the RockPro64 uses SDIO,
> and the combination isn't yet supported by FreeBSD.

Well, it would be nice to get it to working state... no idea how much
work that is.

Received on Thu Jun 03 2021 - 06:46:47 UTC

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