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    Default My 10 Minute Experience With PC-BSD 10.0

    Phoronix: My 10 Minute Experience With PC-BSD 10.0

    With FreeBSD 10.0 having been released and the final release of the PC-BSD 10.0 coming this week, I decided to try out the PC-BSD 10.0-RC5 ahead of the final release. While I intended to run some benchmarks of FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.0 against its predecessor and compared to Linux distributions, this initial PC-BSD 10.0 encounter was cut short after about ten minutes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU4NTc

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    Haswell isn't currently supported by the Intel KMS code - it's a work-in-progress, but they need to update their DRM code first: https://wiki.freebsd.org/Graphics.

    It should be fine on Ivy Bridge and earlier intel graphics.

    Is there any chance you could be persuaded to give an AMD graphics card a test on PCBSD? It looks like radeonsi isn't supported yet, but r600g benchmarks (or even simple tests) would be interesting.

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    If I install/try this, it will be because of the various incompatible Nvidia installers on Ubuntu, just a pain in the ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike4 View Post
    If I install/try this, it will be because of the various incompatible Nvidia installers on Ubuntu, just a pain in the ass.
    It's too hard for you to use repositories? What installers are you talking about?

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    Question Why is PC-BSD still so slow?

    I am still curious about BSD, or even Solaris (OpenIndiana or whatever), but the last time I tried PC-BSD (v.7 I guess) it was sluggish and really not worth the switch from Windows for instance. On the same machine 3y-old machine Ubuntu was working perfectly well, so I never looked back again.

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    In the article Michael mentioned dd'ing the image to an usb stick and then booting off it in efi mode. Michael what was the motherboard you used in the test? I had problems with dd'ing the image, the mobo just won't find the stick in the boot menu. I had to burn it to a DVD but even then I'd get hangs. I was forced to install it through legacy bios. I have an ASRock Fatal1ty killer motherboard. Thanks for your time.

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