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Best Answer starikarp, 23 September 2013 - 05:49 PM

I am glad to hear of your success!

 

Yeah, OS X sucks when it comes to free software. 

 

GIMP is a joke on OS X

It is so easy to install now. Also wjo has not experience with partitioning can do install. Bsdinstall has also "auto" or something like this.

And follow  https://glenbarber.u...-FreeBSD-9.html should work.

For me was problem with Xorg because iMac 11,1 has Radeon gr. card which need KMS which is not yet in FreeBSD 9* but it is in FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA (current) and it works. The problem is for me just sound which I am not successful yet.

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Hi!

 

I am newbie in the Forum and in OSX world too. I was long time FreeBSD user and three months ago I got and old iMac which I use now. I like install FreeBSD on it.How is our expirience with dual boot, please?

I have:

 

Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac11,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 8 MB Memory: 8 GB

 

ATI Radeon HD 4850: Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4850 Type: GPU Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x944a Revision ID: 0x0000 ROM Revision: 113-B9110C-425 EFI Driver Version: 01.00.383 Displays: iMac: Display Type: LCD Resolution: 2560 x 1440 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Built-In: Yes Connection Type: DisplayPort

 

I will wait for final release of FreeBSD 9.2 which supposed to have better support for Radeon graphics cards.

I did try to run Live DVD GhostBSD without success: black screen when start X (Xfce). I have installed rEFIT.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

starikarp

 



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Did you know this [1] article? :-)

 

[1]: https://glenbarber.u...-FreeBSD-9.html



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Did you know this [1] article? :-)

 

[1]: https://glenbarber.u...-FreeBSD-9.html

Yes, I know iit but there are nothing about Xorg. I am not sure how is about graphics card and monitor. I like to have KDE.



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I did install FreeBSD 9.2 RC3 iMac but I am not successful with Xorg. I rdid run Xorg -configure but when I try I got just black screen. 

Does  anyone has success running KDE for example on FreeBSD installed on iMac, please?



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You would have a better chance with Linux than BSD.

 

Not too many Mac users use BSD



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You would have a better chance with Linux than BSD.

 

Not too many Mac users use BSD

It works like a charm on FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA1.

BTW: glxgears shows much better results under FreeBSD Xorg than on Mountain Lion. GIMP which I am using from the first version is much better too. I don't miss ML anymore.



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It works like a charm on FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA1.

BTW: glxgears shows much better results under FreeBSD Xorg than on Mountain Lion. GIMP which I am using from the first version is much better too. I don't miss ML anymore.

 

I am glad to hear of your success!

 

Yeah, OS X sucks when it comes to free software. 

 

GIMP is a joke on OS X



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I am glad to hear of your success!

 

Yeah, OS X sucks when it comes to free software. 

 

GIMP is a joke on OS X

It is so easy to install now. Also wjo has not experience with partitioning can do install. Bsdinstall has also "auto" or something like this.

And follow  https://glenbarber.u...-FreeBSD-9.html should work.

For me was problem with Xorg because iMac 11,1 has Radeon gr. card which need KMS which is not yet in FreeBSD 9* but it is in FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA (current) and it works. The problem is for me just sound which I am not successful yet.







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