OS to replace FreeBSD

Thor Ablestar thor at irk.ru
Fri Mar 19 17:33:57 UTC 2021


So the specialists state that the problem is somewhere in ACPI.

Long time ago (during the KMS hell) I bought me a notebook that had 2 
ATI video controllers. I had a good experience with ATI and decided that 
it will be forever. I was wrong: The second card was not possible to 
disable under FreeBSD so I tried to find a method to do it with ACPI. I 
failed and have thrown the book away (donated to the friend) but:

As I remember there is a method to download and decompile BIOS ACPI 
tables, patch them and load a patched version during boot (I have forgot 
the specifics). And as I remember the tables were somehow understandable.

Maybe it's possible to find a m/b with similar USB3 hardware and take 
the relevant part from it?

Hope this helps.


On 3/20/21 1:02 AM, Jerry wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:07:07 -0400, Ernie Luzar stated:
>> Matthias Gamsjager wrote:
>>> On Fri, 19 Mar 2021 at 15:16, Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
>>>> With the soon-to-be release of version 13 of FreeBSD and the EOL of
>>>> FreeBSD 11.x, I will need to invest in a new OS. Due to FreeBSD’s
>>>> unfortunate inability to squash bug
>>>> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=237666, l am left
>>>> with no choice but to seek out a new OS. I need a bare-bones system
>>>> that can run a mail server, Postfix with Dovecot, and a few other
>>>> utilities.
>>   This sounds like only 2 things. 1. Something in your hardware tower
>> is
>> falling. 2. The way you updated from one release to another something
>> went wrong.
>> I would start with a clean build of release 12.2 using a disk drive on
>> a usb stick. See if problem is still there. If so you have hardware
>> problem and no amount of PR is going to fix that.
> There was nothing failing; it was a brand new PC. I have done the clean
> install with both 12.0 and 12.2, with the same results. If you actually
> read through the bug report, you would see that I am not the only one
> with this problem.
> Apparently, someone reported that you could rebuild the kernel and
> remove USB3 or something like that, but I have neither the time nor
> inclination to do that, assuming I could do it.
> Versions 10 & 11 work fine. This is something that FreeBSD did that
> screwed up the works. Dell is aware of the problem but will do nothing
> to attempt to create a work around for it. They claim it is working as
> specified and every other OS, with the exception of FreeBSD works
> correctly on that system.
> I am not going to spend more money to get a system that is happy with
> FreeBSD. I buy what I want and then get an OS that is capable of
> operating on it, not the other way around. In any case, I am thinking
> of either Fedora, Debian or Arch Linux. I was just looking for
> recommendations from anyone who has used those systems.

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list