Suitability of Sony VAIO laptop for FreeBSD?

Toxa postfix at
Thu Nov 11 14:02:34 PST 2004

On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 09:37:51AM -0800, David Wolfskill wrote:

> Any warnings as far as running FreeBSD 4.x or 5.x (or 6) on such a
> beast?

> Thanks!

I have sony vaio pcg-v505bx. In very recent current, usb seems dead, but
I think it's a temporary failure. Generally, everything works ok except
suspend to RAM - due to the lacks of acpi_video support, my laptop
resumes well but lid display becomes dead, and all I can do is to ssh on
laptop remotely and reboot it. If suspend is not critical for you, VAIO
is suitable laptop for freebsd, IMHO. At least pcg-v505 series :)
You can see my current dmesg:
Anton A. Karpov

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