Dear all, is anybody running openbsd on the macbook pro 5,5? I was given one of these at work and I cannot get used to macosx. I have realised that X does not run with the nv driver, only with vesa, which is fine but I was wondering whether somebody has tried a recent snapshot on it. I installed a snapshot but this was many weeks ago. I am running now that "live" cd, bsdanywhere (based on openbsd 4.6) Works: X with vesa, ethernet (nfe0), keyboard, speedstep (nice!!) No tested/ Does not work: wireless, "special' keys (brightness, backlight keyboard, volume), camera, touchpad partially (related to the X driver) I was also wondering whether it is possible to have openbsd on the laptop as the only OS. I am guessing that the EFI could give trouble. When I installed it I was using rEFIt to boot into openbsd/macosx thanks, Pau -------------------- OpenBSD 4.6 (GENERIC.MP) #89: Thu Jul 9 21:32:39 MDT 2009 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC.MP RTC BIOS diagnostic error f7<clock_battery,ROM_cksum,config_unit,memory_size,invalid_time> cpu0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz ("GenuineIntel" 686-class) 2.53 GHz cpu0: FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CFLUSH,DS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,SBF,SSE3,MWAIT,DS-CPL,VMX,SMX,EST,TM2,CX16,xTPR real mem = 2926321664 (2790MB) avail mem = 2830348288 (2699MB) RTC BIOS diagnostic error f7<clock_battery,ROM_cksum,config_unit,memory_size,invalid_time> mainbus0 at root bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+ BIOS, date 07/29/05, SMBIOS rev. 2.4 @ 0xe0000 (42 entries) bios0: vendor Apple Inc. version "MBP55.88Z.00AC.B03.0906151708" date 06/15/09 bios0: Apple Inc. MacBookPro5,5 acpi0 at bios0: rev 2 acpi0: tables DSDT FACP HPET APIC APIC MCFG ASF! SBST ECDT SSDT SSDT SSDT acpi0: wakeup devices ADP1(S3) LID0(S3) EC__(S3) OHC1(S3) EHC1(S3) OHC2(S3) EHC2(S3) GIGE(S5) acpitimer0 at acpi0: 3579545 Hz, 24 bits acpihpet0 at acpi0: 25000000 Hz acpimadt0 at ...
I've done that with the older macbook pros. I'm sure the openfirmware could be set to boot straight into OpenBSD, but would need a good OF reference first. If you leave it as-is, the firmware takes a long time to find the system. Leaving a minimal OS X partition and using rEFIt to boot 'legacy first', it quickly goes into openbsd as the default. If you leave off all the language variants and excess printer drivers, then OS X is about 20 GB. /Lars
Thanks for the input... So it seems that X is working with nv in the recent snapshots? Nice! Looking forward to the sound! I find this macosx very confusing; I will be happy to fall back to open Pau
Actually, a default install of OSX without localizations and printer support is only 4.5 GB. You can reduce the partition it is installed on to that, plus the size of your memory. So, OSX allowed me to shrink my HFS+ partition (with 4 GB ram) down to 9.5 GB. I used diskutil resize to do this after install.
Another trick to reducing size of your OSX partition is to turn off hibernation mode. This mode keeps a file around the same size as your memory, and mirrors the contents of said memory. I've used these options in 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6.2: pmset -a hibernatemode 0 nvram "use-nvramrc?"=false <reboot> rm /var/vm/swapimage After another test reboot the swapimage file should not reappear. You can now shrink your partition with 'diskutil resizeVolume'.
Actually, if you're not going to use OSX, you shouldn't need to have it on your disk at all because you can put rEFIt on a small EFI partition at the beginning of your disk and use bless(8) from an OSX dvd or whatever to set it to boot. Such an EFI partition was silently created if you used Disk Utility to set up your disk (and exists by default on macs when you buy them). I had it set up like this on my old MacBook1,1 but have not tried it on my MacBookPro5,3 although I see no reason why it wouldn't work.
On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 4:16 PM, Jean-Philippe Ouellet < Actually, I use it.
Hello, I installed a recent snapshot (i386) on the mac 5,5 and the nv driver seems to not be able to work. I have to resort to vesa to get X working. I thought somebody had mentioned s/he had got it working. Re. azalia: If more testing is needed, I can help. I am now on the way of downloading and installing the most recent amd64 snapshot on the laptop. Thanks in any case for the input. Cheers, Pau
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