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#title: "Ending my short-lived experiment with OpenBSD" date: 2022-08-15 lang: en categories: [ blog ] tags: [] translationKey: "2022-08-15-switch-from-openbsd"

Despite my last post, 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.
  • I cannot record audio, so calling is impossible. Yes, I have set kern.audio.record=1. This seems to be some hardware problem; 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 azalia(4).

  • 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 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.