Broadwell Support FreeBSD 10.1
marek.novotny at marspolar.com
Sun Mar 22 23:58:08 UTC 2015
I have a 4th gen core i3 running PC-BSD 10.1 in which I let the
installer do its thing. It uses zfs for / but it's not encrypted. It
gave me the laptop's native res which I think is 1366 x 768. I have a
4th gen desktop installed the same way which is giving me 1920x1080.
I'm not sure how it dealt with the hard drive. I'd have to check.
On 03/22/2015 04:49 PM, Glen Barber wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 04:32:06PM -0700, Marek Novotny wrote:
>> New to this group, and new to FreeBSD via PC-BSD. Really like it so far.
>> Sorry if this has been asked to death already. Levono has their new T450
>> with the 5th gen intel Broadwell i5 processor. I bought it with the hopes of
>> running PC-BSD latest version on it. It uses intel 5500 graphics as well.
>> Any potential issues using this??
> You won't be able to use accelerated graphics.
> I have the T540p which has the i7-4800MQ, and am quite happy with
> running FreeBSD CURRENT on it. I don't care about accelerated graphics
> too much, though.
> One nit with the laptop is I needed to use an external USB flash drive
> to store /boot on an MBR partition, because my hard drives are
> GPT-partitioned using ZFS on '/' on GELI-encrypted providers.
> Otherwise, I have noticed that using the /boot on the GPT disk enforces
> low resolution graphics (640x480 IIRC).
> By using a USB flash drive for /boot, I can get 1920x1080 resolution
> (one of the many reasons for choosing this laptop).
> (I've been meaning to put this into the FreeBSD Wiki, but EBUSY.)
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