IBM Thinkpad R31 - use 4.10 or 5.3?

Uwe Laverenz uwe at
Sat Dec 18 12:15:34 PST 2004

David Gerard wrote:

> Does sound work properly in 5.3 on a laptop?

I'm sure there are laptops, where sound might be a problem, but in 
general it simply works. I never had a problem with FreeBSD's sound 
support on a laptop. I even have an old Compaq Armada 1750 here, where 
only NetBSD and FreeBSD 4.x support the soundcard without too much 
tweaking ("options PNPBIOS" necessary).

> I had so much trouble with FreeBSD on a laptop (an old Thinkpad 560X) that
> I ended up resorting to Debian. Which works well.

Debian isn't too bad either. :)


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