freebsd on a laptop : only console use

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Jun 21 13:37:37 UTC 2014

On Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:45:05 +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> but, would be nice to know battery state, etc.

I'm sure there are sysctls you can query. Probably there
is even a program in the ports collection which will do
that for you.

Note: As I've been using laptops with GUI, usually with
WindowMaker, FVWM and Xfce mostly, I don't know which CLI
utility does provide this kind of functionality _today_.
In the past, apm has been used, so there's probably an
ACPI-related tool for that today; "man acpiconf" seems
to be a good starting point.

> is freebsd ready for laptops?

Depends on the particular laptop. :-)

> i intend to go for the lenovo thinkpad L440 (dos version).

Lenovo (ex IBM) ThinkPad seems to be a well supported platform.
I have been running FreeBSD on a T40 and R61 successfully. But
the business models made by Dell are also quite good.

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