will GhostBSD run on my system

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will GhostBSD run on my system

Post by hafnium »

been using linux for several years and I'm interested in this OS as well

here are my specs

LENOVO product: 20150 version: Lenovo G580 Chassis: type: 10 version: Lenovo G580

Dual core Intel Core i3-2348M CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9179.42
Clock Speeds: 1: 799.968 MHz 2: 800.957 MHz 3: 799.968 MHz 4: 799.968 MHz

Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
Card-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 635M]

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller

Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet driver
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter

id: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 120.0GB

I need close source drivers for the wireless and nvidia on linux

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Re: will GhostBSD run on my system

Post by ASX »

hi and welcome,

Broadcom BCM4313 is not supported from FreeBSD/GhostBSD, but it should work using 'ndisgen' (using WinXP driver), please see this page for further details

Atheros AR8162, is not supported on 10.1 but is supported on FreeBSD 10.2 and will be supported in GhostBSD 10.2, due for November 2015. (right now, you could also install 10.1 and update to 10.2 ....)

I'm unsure about your graphics system, it seems one of those system based on Nvidia Optimus technology, certainly is not supported out of the box from our Live GhostBSD; however GhostBSD provide both Intel driver and nv on the Live system, proprietary nvidia drivers are also available but they need to be installed separately.

Although some support for Nvidia Optimus seems to exists, I'm not sure it will be very easy to get it work, if at all:
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/x11- ... dia.51755/

The nice thing is that GhostBSD can run as LiveDVD/USB and you should be able to check yourself.

Honestly, if it was me, I would defer the installation of GhotBSB at later time, or I would run it in VirtualBox for now.

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