Pratt, Benjamin E. bepratt at
Fri Oct 22 06:05:21 PDT 2004

I just installed 5.3-RC1 on a Panasonic Toughbook (366 MHz PII) last
night and things are working well. I haven't gotten a lot running yet
but don't foresee any problems. The only gotcha is I had to re-compile
the kernel to get my Proxim wireless card working (default kernel
doesn't have Atheros support) but that was a matter of adding a couple
of lines in my kernel's conf file and typing two commands.

Good luck,


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Rick
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 7:46 PM
To: questions at
Subject: Laptops

I have a few PIII IBM and Toshiba laptops and was wondering about
putting FreeBSD on them. I have installed several Linux versions on them
(Caldera 2.4/3.1 - RH - SuSe - Mandrake) with minimum re-comps for
functionality on the hardware.
How does FreeBSD act on laptops any known issues? 
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