Broadwell Support FreeBSD 10.1

Brendan Inglese brendan.inglese at
Mon Mar 23 04:33:16 UTC 2015

What a coincidence, I'm looking at getting a Broadwell micro PC.

I'm looking at this Broadwell model:

At the moment, I don't mind not having X but I would like it eventually, is
there any idea on when Iris Pro support would be done?

If not for a while are discrete Nvidia cards such as the 760 ( Which
another model has ) which I can find in stable?
Last time I used X with a GTX680 it would crash twice a week.


On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Marek Novotny <marek.novotny at
> wrote:

> 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.
> Marek Novotny
> 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.)
>> Glen
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