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Acer Aspire ONE and BSD

Found at: sdf.org:70/users/yargo/glog/t18168-acerbsd.txt

                       Acer Aspire ONE and BSD // 18-2-17

   Today I "inherited" from my stepfather an Acer Aspire ONE laptop, where
   he had had Win7 _shudder_ installed. It's old and small and smelly,
   because he's a heavy smoker. I have another item of the same model, but
   running "Linpus" Linux which is completely outdated from 2010 or so.
   Thanks to the smell, I will always know which one is which...

   I intend to purge the poor thing from its horrific sinful state by
   lovingly flogging it with OpenBSD. I was considering also FreeBSD or
   NetBSD, but having read [1]pet84rik's post, I guess OpenBSD might be
   the safer bet, as I would like to get WiFi working on it.

   The battery is totally worn out, but spare ones still are available
   online. If I can get OpenBSD working, it might be worth spending the
   money, because I could use the battery for my Linux model as well.

   Now I'd just need some quiet hours on a rainy weekend. Haha.
     __________________________________________________________________

   _UPDATE 18-2-23_

   This post was sitting in my drafts, while this week I was very busy
   mainly due to a broken ultrapure water supply system at work -- and a
   dozen of other +/- urgent things.

   But I manage to get OpenBSD installed, at least the basic system.
   What's lacking now is connectivity, i.e working re0 and ath0. Maybe
   I'll find time this weekend. Wish me luck!

   .:.

References

   1. gopher://sdf.org/0/users/pet84rik/phlog/FEB18/Feb16-current


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