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Old 05-29-2011, 02:36 PM
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Does anyone here run PC-BSD on an Eee PC? I know a few models are listed in the FLCL, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried it on the later models, particularly the ones with Nvidia Ion. I heard, I believe on the FreeBSD forums, that someone couldn't get PC-BSD's graphical installer to boot on the 1215N, which has Nvidia Ion and GMA3150. Maybe I should get the previous model without Ion, the 1215P?

EDIT: Here's the thread where someone says it doesn't boot on the 1215N.

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Well, I decided to jump in head first and find out. I bought an ASUS Eee PC 1215P, and it indeed fails at the part of the installer where it attempts to start X -- all I see is a black screen. This is exactly what I expected, since I heard FreeBSD doesn't support the GMA3150 chipset, so I'm putting Ubuntu on it in the meantime. I definitely hope I'll be able to get PC-BSD 9.0 running on it, if the graphics support is there.
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I have a similar EEE pc here, and I have to use "vesa" mode for X to
come up at all. However work is underway and hopefully will hit in 9.0
to make the latest intel drivers work
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Awesome, good to hear. I figured vesa mode was always used by the installer, so maybe your Eee PC has a different graphics chipset. Anyway I'm looking forward to 9.0.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:26 AM
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I realized after replying that you meant choosing the "Start X in VESA mode" option in the boot menu. This indeed allows the graphical installer to boot up! I just might install PC-BSD on here after all.
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Well, as an asus eee pc 1215n, I tested PC-BSD 9.0 and it has the same problem yet. Installation freezes while starting X, vesa won't work also. Any tips?
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Likewise here.

When the X tries to start, everything goes bad and can't do anything afterwards.

Pointers, anyone?
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I just installed it on my ASUS Eee PC 701 white, 7" WVGA, 512 MB,4 GB (SSD), WLAN.

It's matches the minimum requirements and I had some problems during install. It got stuck at 98% and I had to change the default layout and only make a root to get it to work. Also the installer window is bigger than the screen so one have to know that you can move it with the Alt-key.

I did use the LXDE image (PCBSD9.0-x86-USBLITE.img.bz2). It works but without getting my mobile broadband working I can't use it for anything
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asedt, it looks like maybe you are having problems with disc image. If I were you I would download it again or burn it again.

Well guys anyone knows if FreeBSD has any similar issues? Since I won't use pcBSD now, it seems to be my last option.
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asedt, it looks like maybe you are having problems with disc image. If I were you I would download it again or burn it again.
As I already successfully installed it I don't understand why I would do that. I think the error was that the root was to small with the default layout. I tried to make usr smaller and root bigger but got error that usr was to small (after consulting IRC) I removed usr and after that there was no problem installing. After install there is around ~500 MB free, but I forgot to remove the swap (handbooks says SSD = no use swap). Or did you mean that it would magically fix my mobile broadband
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