Advise for buying a Refurbished machine
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Fri Jul 10 05:27:17 UTC 2009
On Fri, 10 Jul 2009 04:59:43 +0000, dhaneshk k <dhaneshkk at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Fellow BSDians,
> I need an advice from FreeBSD users. I would like to buy a
> refurbished notebook from IBM.
> Model IBM T60 > I heard T60 series are excellent ?
I'm using FreeBSD/GNOME as my main environment on a Thinkpad X61s, and
my experience so far has been excellent. The *only* bit of hardware
that doesn't attach to a working driver is the fingerprint reader, which
I don't really have a use for.
My loader.conf includes a few thinkpad-specific bits, like:
# Intel wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN driver options.
# Autoloaded modules.
and I disable the internal Bluetooth support in sysctl.conf:
# Disable the internal Bluetooth device of Thinkpad X61s by default.
but other than these pretty simple configuration options, everything
'Just Works(TM)' :)
One last thing that is worth mentioning:
It is not obvious from the webpage you pasted if the T60 you are going
to buy uses an Intel or ATI VGA chipset. I generally opt for Intel VGA
chipsets, when I have a choice. They tend to work slightly better on
the laptop's I've seen so far.
> I want to know
> 1) whether this notebook go well with FreeBSD-7.x versions ? I want
> to use only FreeBSD on this notebook with X window system + Gnome
This should work fine.
> 2) please advice me If I buy this machine is that a wise decision or
> refurbished machines are of high risk ?
This is something I cannot really answer. I bought mine from a friend,
whom I trusted enough. Depending on the source, there is an inherent
risk in buying 'used' parts, but it all boils down to how much you trust
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