I'm trying to get PCBSD installed on my ASUS 1644 WLMi machine. First off the overall install seems to work, but I needed to install and configure the iwi driver. For some reason I need a password to get at the wiki instructions. After a day no response to my email so I used generic methods and they seem to work. See http://www.mguillaud.net/acer1641/
I am now trying to configure X to get 1200 x 800 and also have the touchpad work properly. At present it seems to work for a while and then the button press simulation fails. I guess I can also follow some general instructions for getting the touchpad to work.
I would like to know the relationship between PBI's and the standard ports system? Are PBI's also ports and entered into the pkg db?
Is there some general information on the things initialized in rc.conf. I had to edit it to get iw going and wondered why I need compat5x, linux, moused enabled etc etc. I am a long time freebsd sysadmin and wonder why those things are enabled by default?
Overall the experience of installing this on my PC & laptop has been positive.