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My FreeBSD Laptop Build On: 21 Jun 2020 By: Jason Barbier
My FreeBSD Laptop Build I have always liked Thinkpad hardware and when I started to do more commuting I decided I needed something that had a decent sized screen but fit well on a bus. Luckily about this time Lenovo gave me a nice gift in the Thinkpad X390. Its basically the famous X2xx series but with a 13” screen and smaller bezel. So with this laptop I figured it was time to actually put the docs together on how I got my FreeBSD workstation working on it. I will here in the near future have another post that will cover this for HardenedBSD as well since the steps are similar but have a few extra gotchas due to the extra hardening.

Tooling the hyve On: 19 Dec 2018 By: Jason Barbier
Hey all, It’s been a while here so I figured I would write up some stuff I have been playing with. This go around it is BHYVE on FreeBSD. BHYVE is a great hypervisor project that started with the idea of FreeBSD needing its own hypervisor like KVM, but if we were going to make KVM today what would we do? There are all sorts of features with it and it gets better every day but as a Sysadmin my major gripe with it has been simple, tooling. Well Libvirt to the rescue.

Curing the insomnia, enable sleep for the X1 Carbon 6th Gen On: 06 Jun 2018 By: Jason Barbier
Curing the insomnia, enable sleep for the X1 Carbon 6th Gen So I recently got a great deal on an X1 Carbon 6th generation and love it, but there were a few downsides to it. The biggest down side is recently Lenovo decided to go all in on new is better and only provides S0ix sleep states. This is an issue for operating systems that do not support S0ix sleep states yet, like FreeBSD. But never fear, thanks to a few linux hackers and some creative work we can patch S3 back into our DSDT tables and be good to go.