Example of my daily use


I was looking for a long time persistent live system and Nomad is very beautiful and practice.

I discover freeBSD, openbox, plank, tint2

Thanks to Nomad Teams for making this nice FreeBSD distro

I use actualy for my work with SSD disk (crucial 240Go) USB3:
openconnect (Cisco AnyConnect VPNs) with hostscan, I use csd-post.sh http://www.infradead.org/openconnect/csd.html
Virtualbox for Windows 10 (I need to use symbolic link to /home/nomad intead of root/VirtualBox\ VMs)

I prefer use:
gedit (text editor) instead of Leafpad (it’s good tool)
catfish (search for files and configure custom actions with Thunar)

performance with disk SSD, crucial 240Go is not the best SSD (USB 3.1 Gen 1 or USB 3.2 Gen 1 = 5 Gbit/s)
nomad@NomadBSD$ usbconfig
ugen0.1: <0x8086 XHCI root HUB> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.5: <JMicron External Disk 3.0> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=ON (224mA)

nomad@NomadBSD$ dmesg | grep -w da0
GEOM_SCHED: Device da0.sched. created.
da0: 400.000MB/s transfers

nomad@NomadBSD$ diskinfo -t /dev/da0
middle: 102400 kbytes in 0.440327 sec = 232554 kbytes/sec

for information, (USB 3.1 Gen 2 or USB 3.2 Gen 2) 10 Gbit/s it seems to not be yet supported, don’t forget SATA III SSD is (6 Gbit/s or 600 MB/s). For future we can use NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD with USB 3.1 Gen 2 or USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s)

The XHCI controller supports USB connection speeds up to 5.0Gbps when using a USB 3.0 compliant device.
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Thank you for sharing this, @bsd276! I’m happy to see that NomadBSD is useful to you!

I use NomadBSD (wifi, ethernet, webcam, sound card)
on a laptop Lenovo ThinkPad L540, Lenovo ThinkPad X250
on a desktop Lenovo ThinkCentre M720q

USB wireless network adapter (TP-LINK tl-wn722np) works with NomadBSD
rtwn0 on uhub0
rtwn0: <Realtek 802.11n NIC, class 0/0, rev 2.00/0.00, addr 1> on usbus0
rtwn0: MAC/BB RTL8188EU, RF 6052 1T1R

nomad@NomadBSD ~> sudo pkg install inxi

nomad@NomadBSD ~> inxi -F

Host: NomadBSD Kernel: FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p6 amd64 bits: 64
Desktop: Openbox 3.6 OS: FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p6
Permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
Permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
Info: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N4000 bits: 64 type: MCP cache:
L2: N/A
Speed: 1094 MHz min/max: 800/1101 MHz
Core speeds (MHz): No speed data found for 2 cores.
Device-1: Intel GeminiLake [UHD Graphics 600] driver: vgapci
Device-2: Quanta HP Webcam type: USB driver: ugen
Display: server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: loaded: modesetting
resolution: 1600x900~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 600 (GLK 2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.3
Device-1: Intel Celeron/Pentium Silver Processor High Definition Audio
driver: hdac
Sound Server-1: OSS v: 2009061500 running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 13.0 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: re
IF: re0 state: no mac: b0:0c:d1:4e:a5:23
Device-2: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
driver: none
Device-3: Realtek 802.11n WLAN Adapter type: USB driver: ugen
IF-ID-1: wlan0 state: associated speed: N/A duplex: N/A
mac: 0c:9d:92:ba:9c:d9
Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: ugen
Report: No OS support. Is a comparable bluetooth tool available?
Local Storage: total: 245.88 GiB used: 40.43 GiB (16.4%)
ID-1: /dev/ada0 vendor: SanDisk model: SD9SN8W-256G-1006 X6104006
size: 238.47 GiB
ID-2: /dev/da0 model: Multiple Card Reader 1.00 size: N/A
ID-1: / size: 3.58 GiB used: 3.26 GiB (91.2%) fs: ufs dev: /dev/nomadroot
ID-2: /var/tmp size: 231.07 GiB used: 4.12 GiB (1.8%) fs: nullfs
logical: /data/var/tmp
Alert: No Swap data was found.
Platform: No OS support. Is a comparable Freebsd sensors tool available?
Processes: 106 Uptime: 2h 30m Memory: 7.75 GiB used: 3.12 GiB (40.3%)
Shell: fish inxi: 3.3.03

It’s working well.