OS to replace FreeBSD

Ralf Mardorf ralf-mardorf at riseup.net
Sun Mar 21 19:03:33 UTC 2021

On Sun, 21 Mar 2021 14:13:29 -0400, Jerry wrote:
>It is akin to turning off the warning bell on a fire

Analogies are clumsy. You are right that a workaround isn't an optimal
solution, it's just a limited path to get things done, but OTOH it
probably is a help to continue using your machine, without the need of
any additional struggle.

Since Intel doesn't support almost all GPUs for Linux usage anymore and
the only workarounds are using mainline Linux kernels by dropping the
"intel" driver in favour of the "modesetting" driver, just to run into
other issue, or to build longterm supported older Linux kernels, I
decided to build longterm supported older Linux kernels, as long as

>sooner or later it will blow up in your face.

Maybe, OTOH the situation might change. I might need to buy new
hardware anyway, Intel and/or the Linux community might support my GPU
again or I even don't want to use Linux at all, even if it should work
without issues on my machine.

IIUC you need USB ports for 2 input devices at this very moment and if
you disable USB3, you still would get the needed USB ports.

This is a starting point, since IIUC it's possible to install a
new release of FreeBSD by turning of the fire siren and to build your
individual configured kernel, by abandoning something that isn't a
must-have at this very moment. The fire won't kill you or even take
away something you currently need. If you should need an additional USB
port, a workaround such as using an USB hub likely does the job, at
least as a temporarily solution.

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