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Radeon KMS On PC-BSD/FreeBSD 10.2 Surprisingly Worked On A FirePro+DP System

While open-source AMD Linux users have largely been able to take it for granted for years that the Radeon DRM/KMS driver will at least light up their display when using an older GPU, after the Radeon KMS problems I ran into on DragonFlyBSD, I didn't expect this hardware to play nicely on FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.2. Fortunately, I was proven wrong and this AMD FirePro graphics card driving a DisplayPort monitor managed to run nicely out-of-the-box.

9 October 2015 - Radeon KMS FreeBSD 10.2 - 11 Comments
Running Some Fresh BSD vs. Linux Benchmarks

Given the recent releases of FreeBSD 10.2 and NetBSD 7.0, plus the H2'2015 Linux distribution updates rolling around, I've just started work on a new BSD vs. Linux operating system performance comparison.

8 October 2015 - BSD vs. Linux - 12 Comments
Pkg 1.6.0 Is Coming Soon To FreeBSD

Pkg 1.6.0 is coming in the days ahead to FreeBSD as the latest updates to their package manager for this BSD distribution and other platforms.

21 September 2015 - FreeBSD pkg 1.6 - 15 Comments
NeXTBSD Is Creating Lots Of BSD Excitement

NeXTBSD was announced last weekend and it's easily been the most emailed in tip all week. Lots of Phoronix readers are curious about this new operating system derived from FreeBSD 10.1 that adds in various Mac OS X components. NeXTBSD seems like a very interesting open-source project while this morning I finally found the time to explore more about it and write-up a post.

29 August 2015 - NeXTBSD - 30 Comments
DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 File-System Continues Maturing

Back in 2012 the HAMMER2 file-system was announced and lead DragonflyBSD developer Matthew Dillon didn't believe it would be until some time a year later (2013) that this HAMMER successor would all pan out. After more than three years of development, HAMMER2 seems like it's getting into shape.

27 August 2015 - HAMMER2 - 4 Comments
OpenSSH 7.0 Released

OpenSSH 7.0 has been released, the latest major update to the OpenBSD-led project that provides a widely-used SSH 2.0 implementation.

11 August 2015 - OpenSSH 7.0 - 4 Comments
NetBSD 7.0-RC2 Released

For users of NetBSD, the second release candidate for its upcoming 7.0 release is now available.

29 July 2015 - NetBSD 7.0-RC2 - 1 Comment
DragonFlyBSD Finally Has Working Valley View / Bay Trail Graphics Support

The upstream Linux kernel has had its upstream Valley View DRM graphics support for a few years now for the HD Graphics found within Intel's Atom/Celeron "Bay Trail" SoCs. The DragonFlyBSD kernel as of today has finally managed to put its Linux-ported Intel DRM driver into a state that it too can support Valley View.

20 July 2015 - Intel Valley View - 1 Comment
FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 1 Released

The first beta of the upcoming FreeBSD 10.2 release is now available. Besides the generic FreeBSD 10.2-BETA1 spins for x86, x86_64, IA64, PowerPC, PowerPC 64-bit, and SPARC 64-bit, there are also ARMv6 spins for the Beaglebone, CuBox-Hummingboard, RaspberryPi B, and Wandboard.

11 July 2015 - FreeBSD 10.2 - 20 Comments

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