Video concerns on BSD upgrades

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Video concerns on BSD upgrades

Post by plumtreed » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:42 pm

I was concerned about talk regarding changes made to trueos/freebsd that would affect the video on older PCs in future upgrades. I have tried Trident but ran into trouble with every, almost weekly, update. The 'no video' problem can be sorted but it takes a bit of work and even then you have a only a 'half-baked' os!

Naturally I was concerned when I tried GhostBSD13. RC1 so I installed on a USB to see the result.............the installer introduced a page which allowed you to select a choice of video ?drivers............on my older machine I selected vesa and everything went well and the installation is OK and the video works.

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Re: Video concerns on BSD upgrades

Post by plumtreed » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:07 am

I have now installed 19.04 -RC3.iso.........it installed easily, I chose the vesa selection when asked and GhostBSD is up and running!

...........Network Manager responded immediately and I have wifi.

I'm looking for a fault but can't find anything to complain about. :)
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Re: Video concerns on BSD upgrades

Post by plumtreed » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:46 pm

....found a complaint! I can't find GParted.......not installed and I can't find as new software.:(

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Re: Video concerns on BSD upgrades

Post by ericbsd » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:40 pm

GParted is a GNU/Linux software not a BSD software.

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Re: Video concerns on BSD upgrades

Post by plumtreed » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:45 pm

......now I have nothing to grumble about!

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