I'm doing my first exploration of BSD. After some struggles with the OpenBSD installer, I installed FreeBSD instead. Here as some findings.
You can install software from source in /usr/ports and to do that, you need the portsnap command to fetch the tree.
My 1280x768 monitor is used as a 640x480 console. I tried the following in /boot/loader.conf which did not work:
I tried to use hidraw using this in loader.conf which also did not work for me:
hidraw_load="YES" hw.hid.hidraw.debug="9" hw.hid.hidbus.debug="99" hw.usb.uhid.debug="99"
My 12th gen Intel machine cannot boot version 13 of BSD. Instead I need to use 14-CURRENT.
I could only get the installer for 14-CURRENT to run by installing a discrete Radeon GPU, which then let me set the BIOS option CSM enabled.