FreeBSD 13 (PersonalBSD)
Quick Update:

Disabled the PersonalBSD repo and installed all desktop packages from FreeBSD repos as this cleared up some annoying conflict issues between library versions.

Had to enable HALD.  Ignore previous statement saying its deprecated.  Cleared up some mmc driver crash issues.

FreeBSD repo is missing Firefox beyond v78-ESR for now, and compiling v92 takes forever.  Will keep trying but think I'm pulling too much current and eventually the system shuts down sometime when I'm at work.  Might look into getting my desktop to compile aarch64 packages (this seems daunting) for FreeBSD.

Brightness and sleep fn keys do nothing, but other fn keys work right (volume control, trackpad disable, display switching)

Battery indicator in XFCE doesn't work, need to look into that.

Initial Impressions:

Overall snappy, despite no understanding of big.LITTLE scheduling.

Video playback (Jellyfin through Firefox) is as good as Linux it seems for me.

Some packages missing or won't run (alacritty is throwing some GL errors, but kitty works just fine).

Performance on par with most linux distros for PBP, but definitely experiencing the lack of software like when the PBP first came out.

Ports system seems to cover most package gaps, however.  Feels like its the same aarch64 vs x86-64 issues as experienced with Linux distros.

Probably going to be another 6-12 months before we get closer to parity with aarch64 from FreeBSD (i.e. scheduler support, official Firefox builds), but overall happy.

Worth playing with if you wanted to experiment with FreeBSD.

Messages In This Thread
FreeBSD 13 (PersonalBSD) - by evantaylor - 08-29-2021, 07:00 PM
RE: FreeBSD 13 (PersonalBSD) - by evantaylor - 09-03-2021, 01:25 AM
RE: FreeBSD 13 (PersonalBSD) - by tllim - 09-26-2021, 11:34 PM
RE: FreeBSD 13 (PersonalBSD) - by evantaylor - 10-26-2021, 09:31 PM
RE: FreeBSD 13 (PersonalBSD) - by ScarFez - 11-19-2021, 12:37 PM

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