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dchmelik dchmelik is offline
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Default NetBSD install on Intel skylake PC?

When do you think NetBSD may have (stable version) support for Intel Skylake APUs (CPU with GPU) for their GPUs? Those allow a few monitors at once, though in one framebuffer. So, I use two with system-/logic-/main-/mother-board's display ports, but unlike Slackware GNU/Linux, NetBSD only turns on what I consider my secondary (DVI, not VGA) monitor (unless only VGA is connected) when it really should use both (I suspect KDE does, but I prefer primary monitor for command-line, which I use much on pure, non-GUI, terminals, ttys.) I started with classic *BSD 20 years ago, and NetBSD almost that long ago, and have wanted to switch back for desktop for 10+ years, just realized my reason for switching back to Slackware, a few years before that, was support for other hardware I don't use since 10+ years ago... yet now I also need proper i6700k APU's GPU support before switching back (or dual-boot)... and hopefully (as with Slackware) not requiring UEFI rather than BIOS mode (don't want EFI partition for something I don't use.)
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I keep trying NetBSD and currently installed 7.1 with 2017Q3 binary packages. My biology background says a little diversity is a good thing. The base install is fine but pkgsrc is currently very buggy Most of the major DE's have missing dependencies (xfce4 meta-pkg) and some binary packages that were built with older dependencies crash at start up. If you are looking to fix things or want to try build a light weight system from source you may be able to get it to work. If on the other hand you want a DE/Office suite/Graphics, etc you are are likely to spend alot of time and not have much to show for it.

Also, OpenBSD supports more recent intel video chips
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