Netbooks good for FreeBSD?
wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Oct 13 14:00:30 UTC 2009
On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Yuri wrote:
> I am thinking about buying a netbook. But I am afraid that WiFi wouldn't be
> supported. And all my previous attempts to make NDIS to work on FreeBSD
The Atheros AR5007 (802.11b/g) works well with FreeBSD 8. That card
comes with the Acer Aspire One AOA150 and I think some models of Asus
netbooks. There was a Broadcom in an Acer notebook that had never
worked with FreeBSD, and replacing that with another AR5007 worked fine.
These mini-PCIe cards are easy to replace, at least if the physical
design of the computer makes them accessible.
A later model of Atheros, the AR5008X (AR5416), did not quite work with
> There is a page about Asus Eee: http://wiki.freebsd.org/AsusEee with
> mixed results.
They have a good group effort there. Some of the information applies to
other brands of netbook, and it would be nice to see that expanded to
> Does this mean that Asus Eee are the best supported/known machines?
Possibly. The Aspire One does pretty well except for suspend/resume,
and I think that's a problem with FreeBSD on most or all SMP notebooks.
> I was thinking about Lenovo S10-2.
> Is there a hardware compatibility list for FreeBSD?
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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