Least supported laptop for FreeBSD under $1k
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Dec 27 11:32:54 PST 2003
In message: <200312271240.hBRCe3ZF073646 at flip.jhs.private>
"Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at tower.berklix.net> writes:
: Unlike many of us, who want well supported laptops, Warner presumably
: wants a single laptop which exhibits bad support in maximum areas,
: to maximise fixing fun, while avoid needing multiple laptops, each
: with just one or a few support problems.
Yes. I want to get the most bang for the $$$. I want to be able to
fix a dozen or so problems with just a small outlay of cash, which is
a little tight at the moment.
I'm also most interested in the following trouble areas:
1) Interrupt routing problems
2) PC Card/CardBus problems
3) Resource conflicts
4) Interrupt storms
5) Hangs at the end of the boot sequence
6) ACPI issues relating to suspend/resume.
I'm not too interested in the following areas, except as it relates to
the primary objectives listed above:
1) X doesn't work
2) Sound doesn't work
3) This weird NIC chip isn't supported.
4) This weird wireless isn't supported (although this one is
I'm not looking for a pain-free experience. I'm looking for a laptop
with lots of sharp edges that I can cut my fingers on so that others
don't have to.
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