FreeBSD and recent laptops

Matthias Apitz guru at
Wed Jun 10 11:56:58 UTC 2009

El día Wednesday, June 10, 2009 a las 01:10:53PM +0200, Andy Kosela escribió:

> Hi all,
> Anyone can share their experience with running FreeBSD on modern
> business laptops, especially from HP or IBM.  HP EliteBook, ProBook or
> Compaq models would be perfect.  I need Fn brightness keys to work
> correctly out of the box.  On my current 6715b with radeon(4) driver
> it's working.  On a more recent 6730b with intel(4) this is not working
> unfortunately.
> I need to buy some new laptop and looking for a model with greatest
> FreeBSD compatibility.

Please check this database:
Mine one is this:
running 8-CURRENT, Wifi, 1920x1200 NVIDIA 180.66 driver, ...
a power-engine :-) after typing 'pkg_add xxx' the prompt just in the
same eye shut re-apeared and I was asking me if the beast did something or
not :-)


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