advice for buying a laptop

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Thu Jun 16 18:32:25 UTC 2016


On Thu, June 16, 2016 1:06 pm, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
>
> Christian Baer writes:
>
>> On 06/09/16 20:43, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
>>
>>> If you're reading this message, then you can be absolutely certain that
>>> the Intel Centrino 6205 chip---the kind shipped in the exact make and
>>> model of the laptop the OP is interested in---works just fine with
>>> FreeBSD. The 10.1-RELEASE installer automatically detected and
>>> configured it.
>>
>> Did it require any additional firmware as another person stated?
>
> No, it's handled by the iwn(4) driver.
>

I've seen Intel Centrino 6205 with this driver working happily (under
FreeBSD 9.3) with whatever firmware comes with that system, whereas 6235
not. That was what that other person could have mean (or was I that other
person?)

Valeri

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