FreeBSD with Skylake

anton_b

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Hi everyone,
I am a Linux user with some experience, but I'm new to FreeBSD. I really like this OS, but since I have Lenovo T460 with Skylake GPU I won't see it fully supported until FreeBSD 12.

Is there a workaround/fix for that? Maybe some port I can install? After all, TrueOS devs managed to do it somehow.

I'm running FreeBSD 11.1.

Thanks for your help.
 

ekingston

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TrueOS did it by using FreeBSD 12 (development branch).

I have not found a solution that lets me use hardware graphics on newer Intel integrated system, like yours. I am also somewhat interested. My laptop is coming up to it's 6th birthday. My Intel NUC (home FreeBSD server) is too new and so continues to run headless.
 
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anton_b said:
So you're saying that OpenBSD has Skylake support?
6.2, latest release,even KabyLake.
A friend of mine is a programmer and has 6.2 on KabyLake now :)

Dragonfly BSD doesn't install well alongside other OSes
Where did you read that? Even though I use Dragonfly as lone-standing OS on laptop, nonetheless I recently installed 5.0 release on desktop, (for fun, since I like it a lot) alongside Linux and FreeBSD. No problems tribooting so far, though DragonflyBSD lays on a small secondary SSD.

Also look at this guy's successfull attempt ,who posted some days ago on reddit's r/dragonflybsd, about multibooting different *BSDs, including Dragonfly, and ArchLinux on UEFI
 
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anton_b

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6.2, latest release,even KabyLake.
A friend of mine is a programmer and has 6.2 on KabyLake now :)


Where did you read that? I use Dragonfly on laptop, but recently installed 5.0 release on desktop, (since I like it a lot) alongside Linux and FreeBSD. No problems tribooting so far, though DragonflyBSD lays on a small secondary SSD.

Also look at this guy's successfull attempt ,who posted some days ago on reddit's r/dragonflybsd, about multibooting different *BSDs, including Dragonfly, and ArchLinux on UEFI
DragonflyBSD seems a little too exotic for me, I will try OpenBSD for now.

Thanks for the tip!
 
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