is there a laptop ?
Paul B. Mahol
onemda at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 03:17:14 PDT 2009
On 3/18/09, Gary Dunn <knowtree at aloha.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-03-12 at 18:53 +0100, Paul B. Mahol wrote:
>> On 3/13/09, Saifi Khan <saifi.khan at twincling.org> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, Maciej Suszko wrote:
>> >> Saifi Khan <saifi.khan at twincling.org> wrote:
>> >> > Hi all:
>> >> >
>> >> > i've looked at tuxmobil, bsdgroup.de etc and i don't want to use
>> >> > ndiswrapper, or broadcom or additional PCMCIA card at all.
>> >> >
>> >> > Is there a laptop model (available in market) that experienced
>> >> > members would like to recommend wherein
>> >> > . the WiFi 802.11 a/g (PCI based)
>> >> > . Ethernet port
>> >> > . and ACPI
>> >> > work absolutely fine with FreeBSD 7.x ?
>> >> I use RELENG_7_1 and RELENG_7 on HP Compaq nx7300. I haven't tried the
>> >> suspend/resume, firewire port and I suppose the modem is not
>> >> going to work. Everything else is working fine for me.
>> >> --
>> >> regards, Maciej Suszko.
>> > What is the wireless chipset of your machine ?
>> On mine nx7300 it is broadcom one and works fine via ndis.
>> Suspend/resume works fine if second core is disabled and vesa is
>> loaded in kernel
>> (either via kldload or via custom kernel)
>> Firewire and bluetooth are supported and should work without problems.
>> Ethernet works via if_bfe; carbus, drm, sound works fine ...
>> In short everything is supported on UP kernel except winmodem.
>> There are some bugs in BIOS asl which I fixed adding:
>> in /boot/loader.conf
>> /boot/acpi.aml is modified version of ASL which address "temperature
>> is absurd, ignored"
>> type of messages.
>> 8.0 CURRENT i386.
> Lots of interesting stuff in this thread. I am running 7.1 and Gnome
> 2.22 on a Fujitsu T1010. (More at http://wiki.openslate.net) My
> experience seems typical, most things work. Issues:
> o Suspend/Resume does not work
> o With powerd configured CPU speed happily throttles up and down
> automatically, greatly extending battery life
> o X mouse pointer is usually a square of random noise pixels --
> looks weird but works fine
Enable soft cursor in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Option "SWcursor" "1"
inside Device Section.
You didn't said what video driver.
> o Built-in WiFi does not work; I use an old Orinoco Gold PC-card, wi
> driver works fine
it may work with ndisulator(ndisgen(8))
> o Some thumb drives mount fine, some do not, some mount but do not
> unmount. They all work fine in Vista :-(
> o Cannot mount a Sony PCM-D50 digital audio recorder, which works
> fine in Vista :-(
> o The Linux-Wacom driver (http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/) does
> not see the built-in digitizer
> Apparently HEAD == 8.0 CURRENT; I may move up to that to see what is
> better. However, running CURRENT is not for the faint of heart.
> 1. Has the SMP issue with ACPI been fixed in HEAD?
Not for me, but UP still works.
> 2. How does one disable the second CPU?
"set kern.smp.disabled=1" from loader prompt or "kern.smp.disabled=1" line
> 3. ACPI includes commands that be configured to run going into and
> coming out of suspend. Can these be used to turn the second CPU off and
> Gary Dunn, Honolulu
> osp at aloha.com
> Sent from Slate001
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