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title: "Ending my short-lived experiment with OpenBSD"
categories: [ blog ]
Despite [my last post][trying-openbsd], I am not actually content on this
operating system. I believe that I have laid out some of the inconveniences
the last time:
- weird sndio control quirk
- too limited file access
- limited file descriptors
- lack of some packages
I find not being able to use my main messenger software enough a dealbreaker,
but last week I have just realized that there are even more dealbreakers:
- The faulty syncthing [has ruined my ebooks][ruined-ebook].
- I cannot record audio, so calling is impossible. Yes, I have set `kern.audio.record=1`.
This seems to be some [hardware problem][audio]; I should have checked
carefully before buying, but how could I know?
> On some modern Intel machines, the internal microphone is no longer wired
> up to the HD Audio device supported by azalia(4).On some modern Intel
> machines, the internal microphone is no longer wired up to the HD Audio
> device supported by azalia(4).On some modern Intel machines, the internal
> microphone is no longer wired up to the HD Audio device supported by
- Related to calling, sharing screen made firefox crash. I reckon there is some
security setting that prevents firefox from capturing screen.
OpenBSD also seems not to make good use of hardware and [use up quite a lot of
energy][energy] compared to other operating systems.
I think I should end this short-lived experience and go back to Linux. I am
considering Alpine Linux and Debian GNU/Linux, but given that my hardware don't
seem to go quite well, I feel that Debian might be a better choice here.