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by wove
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1498
Views: 135704

Re: What hardware are you using?

To be honest, I know nothing about video card drivers. I have never installed any. On Linux my experience is almost totally with Thinkpads/IBM/Lenovo. I think some of the early ones I used had ATI graphics, but whatever the distro I used picked whatever drivers to use and I have never had any need o...
by wove
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Medical issues
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: Medical issues

Boy that is a bad run of luck. Lets hope retirement improves, if not you will have no choice but to go back to work. :(
by wove
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1498
Views: 135704

Re: What hardware are you using?

Checking further into this I found this is a problem on Apple hardware from this era. In Linux Nvidia drivers for their older hardware (of which the GeForce GT 330m is one) will not boot from EFI. This is why any live image I have tried to boot from containing Nvidia drivers just crashes. From what ...
by wove
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1498
Views: 135704

Re: What hardware are you using?

I was giving Linux a try on the MBP. I keep stumbling over the hybrid graphics. Apple created their own multiplexer chip that automatically switches from Intel to Nvidia graphics depending on the graphics needs and this might well be the root of the problems. When I have tried to boot the MBP using ...
by wove
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1498
Views: 135704

Re: What hardware are you using?

The 17" MacBook Pro I have been playing on has a 1st generation Intel i7 and 8GB RAM. I has hybrid graphics with Intel HD graphics and Nvidia GeForce GT 330m, which it switches automatically depending on graphic needs of the moment. I pay very little attention to specs, but I get the distinct i...
by wove
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: NetBSD 9.3 released
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: NetBSD 9.3 released

NetBSD's claim to fame is that it supports just about anything. So if you have NetBSD running on your old Commodore 64, original IBM PC, and a 1984 Macintosh you can now update to the newest version and use those machine to connect more securely to your toaster. :D
by wove
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Medical issues
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: Medical issues

Health scares are not enjoyable events. Best of wishes on getting everything back to nice and healthy. I think being retired promotes a more healthy and relaxed life style.
by wove
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: Void Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Void Linux

Thanks for the info on Void. I want to spin that up on a virtual machine now and give it a good look. We are in the middle of summer projects at the moment and that is leaving me to tired to do much beyond read email and check in on a couple sites. Playing on computers for me is more of a dead of th...
by wove
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: Void Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Void Linux

Thanks for the info on runit, and gcc/musl. How are updates handled on the system? When software is updated, does the update compile/install automatically, or do you need to keep track of updates on your own and then recompile yourself? In my experience with Homebrew and AUR the formulas for the sof...
by wove
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Distros
Topic: Void Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Void Linux

I ran into Void Linux on the Pinebook Pro. They created an solid U-boot and Kernel, but never went any further. They remind me of Alpine Linux in that neither distro makes clear what it is they are trying to do. Void says you can compile with either gcc or must without giving any clue as to why eith...