Firstly, I’ve been using FreeBSD for years - not a power user, or a professional, just serving smb shares, web pages, and the like in office settings. I am at home with the command line.
But, always with a hankering to switch some or all of desktop work from Windows. NomadBSD has been the best experience to date - by a considerable margin. So, to the team, thank you very much.
There have been a couple of niggles that I’m not looking to solve right now, but might go into the ‘to do’ list.
- The brand spanking new Radeon RX 6700 XT doesn’t manage dual monitors - This card is very recent, seeing it manage 1 monitor is good and I can wait for dual monitors.
- pkg upgrade broke the log in process - NomadBSD 130R-20210508 Errata - fixed this on a bare metal install, but not for the VirtualBox experiments. They should be the same, right? just a week between installs.
- Virtualbox machines (windows 10 host) were solid (note above) except changing the VB window froze Xorg - mostly black screen and mouse, sometimes the dune background and mouse, but no icons. I could ssh into the ‘frozen’ machine, so… Xorg maybe? On first boot, Nomad brings up a note suggesting to upgrade guest addons, which was done, but without changing this behaviour.
- Lastly, once frozen, that virtual machine would never function again - even over reboots.
Anywhoo, now that NomadBSD is on one machine, I’m hoping our people will start shifting over.
Thanks again for NomadBSD,