WANTED: Mac mini users

trev

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I am in the process of updating the FreeBSD Wiki and would like to hear from any Mac mini users with hardware models:

* macmini1,1 (2006)
* macmini4,1 (2010)
* macmini6,1 (2012)
* macmini7,1 (2014)
* macmini8,1 (2018)

Specifically:

* Does the IR daemon utility aird(1) from sysutils/aird work?
* Does the Bluetooth device work with ng_ubt(4) ?
* Does the FireWire device fwohci(4) work? (macmini4,1; macmini6,1)
* Is the wireless device supported? If so, by which device driver?
* Is Ethernet supported? If so, by which device driver?
* Is sound supported? If so, by which device driver?
* Is xorg video supported? If so, by which driver?

And for the macmini6,1, macmini7,1 and macmini8,1 models - Would you be willing test a patched (by me) asmc(4) kernel module (allows setting of fan speed, reporting of fan RPMs and sensor temperatures) ?
 

wardbones

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Hello, trev,

I'm on a MacBookPro 8,1 and I find that a lot of the hardware tips are the same. Just chiming in. Things are going well. I would like to see any progress on firewire and bcm4331 wifi.
 

jaysonwashere

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I am due to decommission my 2014 Mac mini 7,1 soon and will be installing FreeBSD onto it, I am happy to report back to you on these things if you still require this. trev
 

wardbones

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I am due to decommission my 2014 Mac mini 7,1 soon and will be installing FreeBSD onto it, I am happy to report back to you on these things if you still require this.
A friend really wanted a Mac so I sold it! :( Wishing you great success. I had a ball setting up FreeBSD on that machine.
 

Butterfly

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Hi trev , happy to hear some action around upgrading a mini mac. Mine is a 2.1...I tried just about everything short of shooting a sizable amount of bullets in it... 😉
If we can help each other out, I'm game.
It has specs, it seems a mac's specs can be traced via its serial number : YM833200YL1 (that was new to me) though mine has 320Gb disk and 3Gb RAM...it seems to have had some form of upgrade...
I'd love to hear from you...
Melissa
 

Hakaba

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Whaou ! I have and old MBP (3.1 core 2 duo 2.4, 6go ram).
I will read this post with attention for FreeBSDify it...
 
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trev

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The FreeBSD Wiki Mac mini page may be of some help. Unfortunately the FreeBSD Wiki Macbook page is probably somewhat out of date.
 
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