Heh the keyboard light is a literal led above the monitor!
So #clonezilla gave a few errors but i think it worked. If not I have the product key if i need windows.
I verified all the HW I could before the install.
The Bluetooth sorted itself which is good because i didn't wanna take it all apart to access the daughter board.
Installed #mate and slim but they didn't work till i actually installed xorg. Apparently pkg doesn't consider it a prereq.
That was as far as I got last night. Slim doesn't yet dump me into mate because i haven't setup any of my configs yet.
Next steps are to get X up and going properly. Also to see how many of the fn keys and stuff i can get working.
Im reading through Absolute #FreeBSD as i do this so I'll be configuring stuff as I learn.
Im also interested in setting up an ubuntu jail so i have it as a fallback for software.
Got a chance to fiddle with it some more, the fn key just started working after a few reboots. Not sure what (if anything) i did to get this working.
Got x and mate running ok. So far i like pkg but what it doesnt consider dependencies is kinda weird. Like how is xorg and dbus not prereqs for #mate?
Played with the linux compatibility layer but couldn't get the edex-ui appimage running yet.
I need to work through some more chapters of Absolute #FreeBSD so i can fiddle with some optimization
@Capheind I know you are not asking for advise, so feel free to ignore it, but this could save you time:
Remember to enable slim and dbus in rc.conf and to setup an executable $HOME/.xinitrc with contents equivalent to:
BTW, I think you have to set .xinitrc (or .xsession if you're using a login manager) to load MATE with "ck-launch-session mate-session". @solene posted about it on her blog.
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