Experiences with HP, Compaq?
radek at raadradd.com
Tue Dec 23 12:33:21 PST 2003
On Tuesday, December 23, 2003, 7:42:00 PM, D. Michael McFarland wrote:
> Occasionally I drool over the laptops in places like Best Buy,
> thinking, "If I had just one more computer, I wouldn't have to wrestle
> VMware...," etc., etc. Lately, the prices and specs have improved to
> where I may finally be willing to put my money where my mouth is. It
> looks like about US$1150 (less rebates if I'm quick about it) would
> get me either a Compaq Presario 2195US or an HP ze4560us, so I'm here
> to ask if anyone can support my pipe dream by affirming FreeBSD runs
> reasonably well on either of these machines.
I'm running 5.2-CURRENT on HP Pavilion ze4430us without any
significant problems. About two weeks ago my touchpad finaly worked
with ACPI enabled. The built-in wireless card works with ndis driver,
sound works fine as well (pcm(4)). XFree86 uses vesa driver, but still I can
watch dvds and divx movies. Network card (sis(4)), usb and
firewire work as well. The only thing that's not recognized at the
moment is the Conexant modem, but I don't need it, so I didn't care
For this price (~$900) it's probably the best one I could buy.
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