Freebsd 6.0 on Acer Travelmate 8000 series

Jeremie Le Hen jeremie at
Fri Nov 25 23:50:09 GMT 2005

Hi Marco,

> i'm searching for some informations about the possibility of install Freebsd
> on an Acer Travelmate 8005.
> In particular i would like some feedback on the current status of ACPI
> support on that hardware regarding Centrino support both for wireless and
> most important regarding CPU speed stepping. For the first one i've found
> this but for the latter nothing useful.
> Last but not the least i would like to know if there is something like
> laptop-mode tools that are present in linux for energy management.

ACPI should work well though it may require a little DSDT modification
due to some bugs in the BIOS (AFAIU).

CPU speed is well handled through the cpufreq(4) framework, especially
on RELENG_6 (6.x).  powerd(8) watches after CPU idleness in order to
increase or decrease CPU speed.

ipw(4) is a driver for Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 whereas the iwi(4) driver
supports Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2225BG/2915ABG.  Both are IEEE 802.11
drivers and are indeed maintained by Damien Bergamini.

Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Jeremie Le Hen
< jeremie at le-hen dot org >< ttz at chchile dot org >

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