OS to replace FreeBSD

@lbutlr kremels at kreme.com
Sun Mar 21 16:49:04 UTC 2021

On 21 Mar 2021, at 09:34, Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> The BIOS gives me the option of disabling the front, rear or both sets of USB ports. The ones in front are all USB3 but there are two USB2 ports and four USB3 + one USB3-c port on the rear. And at least USB2 has to be active for mouse and keyboard.

I am almost 100% positive this machine does not have BIOS at all; modern Intel machines do not, and from the number I would assume your model is newer than mine, though one can never be sure.

That said, the inability to disable the USB-3 controller is most certainly a DELL issue, and if they lump the USB-2 and USB-3 into one setting based on LOCATION that is supremely stupid. It would not surprise me, but it is still stupid.

I have an older Dell XPS (not for FreeBSD, it is a Wintendo) and I can check its UEFI if it seems useful, but I am pretty sure I could disable the USB-3 specifically without rendering ti unable to use a keyboard and mouse.

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