freebsd on a laptop : only console use

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at
Sat Jun 21 13:53:09 UTC 2014

heya polytropon! :)

On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 03:37:27PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> 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.

sure thing, will dig in. :)

> > is freebsd ready for laptops?
> Depends on the particular laptop. :-)

yeah, i'm really worried about support.
maybe i should just give up the thought of going for a laptop.
maybe the "lenovo m72e tiny" is a good enough machine for me.



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