Laptop recommendations?

Bastian Rieck bastian at
Sun Jun 26 20:11:52 UTC 2011

On Sat, 25 Jun 2011 21:17:08 +0200
Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:

> [...]
> I run a bunch of laptops/netbooks, all with some older 8-CURRENT or
> now 9-CURRENT (head):
> Acer Aspire One D250
> Fujitsu Siemens Amilo M1437G
> Asus EeePC 900
> Dell M4400

Thanks, this overview is quite useful.

> Ofc, every laptop has its own problem, for example with sound, and
> needs special attention (read: finding a solution);

A certain amount of "twiddling" is certainly acceptable. Thanks for the
warning, though.

> concerning graphic, it's not an FreeBSD issue, but havin support in
> Xorg for the chipset;
> the best way, if youd dealer allows it, would be to boot the laptop in
> question with a recent Knoppix DVD to see in detail what is in the box
> and then check the FreeBSD man(4) pages if it is supported;

Thanks. That's some sound advice --- I completely forgot about this

Kind regards,

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