Scotsman in Kentucky here.
Long time computer user: starting with 8 bit machines in the early 80s, a little experience with CP/M and VaxVMS, Amiga 1200 in the 90s, first Windows PC in 1997 - online for the first time, that was with 95 then 98 & 98SE, followed by XP. At work XP, 7, 8,1, and now 10 on a laptop.
Been running Linux for well over a decade, mostly Linux Mint from version 6 to 16 (hence my nickname), before I discovered Solus 3.5 years ago, and have been using that fully since.
Recently I got interested in BSD, particularly FreeBSD via my friend RoboNuggie. Saw his video on GhostBSD and here I am.
Installed GhostBSD 20.04 on an Alienware M15x laptop. Got Nvidia 340.108 driver working fine. Looked at the Broadcom driver, my eyes rolled over at some help and forum sites, and I shall get back to it sometime.
Here is the inxi spec:
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[peter@max /usr/home/peter]$ inxi -Fz System: Host: max Kernel: 12.1-STABLE amd64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.22.2 OS: FreeBSD 12.1-STABLE Machine: Using dmidecode: you must be root to run dmidecode CPU: Cores: 8 model: Intel Core i7 Q 740 (-SMP-) cache: N/A speed/max: 1729/1730 MHz Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT216M [GeForce GT 240M] Display Server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 240M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.108 Audio: Card-1 Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: hdac Card-2 NVIDIA GT216 HDMI Audio Controller driver: hdac Network: Card-1: Intel 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection driver: em IF: em0 state: active speed: 1000baseT duplex: full-duplex mac: <filter> Card-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n driver: none IF: none7 state: N/A mac: N/A Drives: HDD Total Size: 476.9GB (0.6% used) ID-1: ada0 model: ST9500420AS D005SDM1 size: 476.9GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 449G used: 12G (3%) fs: ufs dev: /dev/label/rootfs0 ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.68GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/label/swap0 RAID: Device-1: no raid: zfs-no-raid components: N/A Sensors: This feature is not yet supported for BSD systems. Info: Processes: 116 Uptime: 2:51 Memory: 3154.0/8133.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.31
Have joined the IRC and Telegram groups, met a few already in there and was very pleased by the warm welcome.
Kitteh was first, and have also enjoyed meeting & talking with Neville, Fred, Eric, and Achim.
Looking forward to chatting more with y'all and learning BSD.