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Swinging on in.....

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 12:44 pm
by MintSpider
Greetings all y'all,
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: 1600x900@59.98hz
           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
Professionally I work for God's Pantry Food Bank as a Food Procurement and Reporting Officer, serving 50 counties in Kentucky (about half of the state). We are struggling to meet the increased needs these days in the virus crisis, but we are managing.

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.

Re: Swinging on in.....

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 4:43 pm
by slughorn
You will also get a lot of infos on our wiki page:

Re: Swinging on in.....

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 6:50 pm
by MintSpider
Thanks slughorn, pleased to meet you.
Good information.
Also looking forward to excellent conversation.