FreeBSD 5.0 on new laptop

Mark Rowlands mark.rowlands at
Fri May 16 10:47:47 PDT 2003

On Friday 16 May 2003 8:43 am, Jim Mock wrote:
> On Thursday, May 15, 2003, at 02:36  PM, Jesse D. Guardiani wrote:
> > Howdy list!
> >
> > I'm going to be installing 5.0 on my new (to me) IBM A30p thinkpad in
> > a few days (perhaps even over the weekend). I've heard that there have
> > been major improvements checked into CVS since 5.0-RELEASE, so what
> > would the list recommend I do?

Dont know about the list but my experience on my laptop... gateway solo, was 
unremittingly sucky.......  much slower in general, my xircom cardbus caused 
panics, I have two  3com cards, one wouldn't work at all, the other was 
depressingly slow and chewed up 100% cpu whenever I used it.

I just don't think 5 is ready for laptop use, the server side and offers 
compelling reasons to upgrade but until I get my smp  raid equiped laptop I 
am going to  need some serious persuading before I say goodbye to 4.8.

(and for the yeah sayers, I tried numerous configs and begged for help on 
-current without getting anywhere). 

I'm waiting for 5.3........  ;-)

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