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 This page lists and links to pages about laptops, notebooks,  This page lists and links to pages about laptops, notebooks,
 and portable computers that work (or do not work) well with NetBSD.  and portable computers that work well with NetBSD, are of interest
   to developers, and are standardized or easy to find.
   
 For i386-based netbooks also see  For i386-based netbooks also see
 <http://www.netbsd.org/ports/i386/netbook.html>.  <http://www.netbsd.org/ports/i386/netbook.html>.
Line 8  For i386-based netbooks also see Line 9  For i386-based netbooks also see
   
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 # Acer  # Generic laptop support
   
 ## Acer Aspire One 532h-2588  ## Graphics
   
 As of current in July 2010:  NetBSD 9.0 supports Intel integrated graphics up to Kaby Lake,
 Missing speedstep support (reed has patch for this).  Nvidia graphics up to Maxwell, and AMD graphics up to GCNv1.
 No ethernet (Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet).  
 No wireless (Atheros AR9285 Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n).  
   
 ---  Anything newer than this will work, but will use `llvmpipe`
   instead of hardware acceleration for OpenGL.
 # Apple  
   
 ## iBook G3/600 with Radeon 7500 16MB VRAM  ## CPU frequency adjustment
   
 Used since NetBSD 1.6 or so.  On most ACPI and some non-ACPI laptops, the `sysutils/estd` package
 Works nice with NetBSD/macppc.  can be used to automatically adjust the CPU frequency depending on
 No suspend support on NetBSD.  system load, and potentially prolong battery life. This modifies the
 No modem support (some usb attached modem attaching as [[!template  `frequency` variables exposed by
 id=man name="ugen" section="4"]].  [[!template id=man name="sysctl" section="8"]].
 No WPA on NetBSD with [[!template id=man name="wi" section="4"]] (in contrast  
 to Mac OS X).  
 NetBSD/5.1_STABLE has problem that keyboard doesn't  
 work in xdm after logout;  solved by forcing a xdm restart upon  
 logout.  
   
 ---  ## Suspend
   
 # Dell  On ACPI systems, suspend-to-RAM is supported through
   `sysctl hw.acpi.sleep.state=3`.  This can be triggered through various
   events (such as lid close) with
   [[!template id=man name="powerd" section="8"]].
   
 ## Dell Latitude D610  Suspend on NetBSD currently seems to work best on Thinkpads.
   
 NetBSD/i386 5.0.0.  ## Input
 Audio works (i82801FB (ICH6)).  
 Wireless with iwi (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4220).  
 For X11, using xf86-video-intel-2.2.1nb1 package.  
   
 ---  
   
 # Fujitsu  Many x86 laptops use Synaptics touchpads over an emulated PS/2 interface,
   which is supported through [[!template id=man name="pms" section="4"]],
 ## Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX P70WN  with various adjustable sysctl variables.
   
 NetBSD/i386 5.99.55.  
 Wireless with wpi works properly only when ACPI is disabled with "boot netbsd -2".  
   
 ---  
   
 # HP / Hewlett Packard  ## WiFi
   
 ## HP nc6120  Many x86 laptops with Intel processors will have WiFi cards supported
   by the
   [[!template id=man name="iwm" section="4"]] driver, or 
   [[!template id=man name="iwn" section="4"]] for older models.
   Atheros 11n miniPCIe cards are supported by the
   [[!template id=man name="athn" section="4"]] driver.
   
 5.1 did not have a working X.  See the
   [[!template id=man name="afterboot" section="8"]] man page for details
   on connecting to a WPA network.  For connecting to a non-WPA network,
   simply specify `ssid networkname up` in 
   [[!template id=man name="ifconfig" section="8"]], and make sure
   [[!template id=man name="dhcpcd" section="8"]] is running.
   
 Almost everything works with -current: sound, wireless, X11.  USB WiFI adapters such as
 Did not try resume/suspend.  [[!template id=man name="urtwn" section="4"]] and
 Did not try the memory card slot recently.  [[!template id=man name="run" section="4"]] can also be used,
   and most/all generic USB ethernet adapters are also well supported.
   For a fairly complete list, see 
   [[!template id=man name="usb" section="4"]].
   
 5.1 and -current have wired ethernet stability problems.  ## Audio
 It gets watchdog timeouts and resets.  
   
 X11 has a stability problem where a program can make total garbage on the  Most modern x86 laptops use the 
 screen (except the mouse pointer) and lock up the server. Repeatable with a  [[!template id=man name="hdaudio" section="4"]] driver.
 certain image viewer which shows very big images. The machine does not  
 freeze: power off button powers down smoothly, (but can not switch consoles to  
 try to kill the X server).  
   
 ## HP Pavilion laptop, dv9750  In the case that switching between speakers and the headphone port
   is not handled automatically by the hardware, the `dacsel`
 NetBSD 5.1, audio, webcam, Ethernet, kb/touchpad work fine.  [[!template id=man name="mixerctl" section="1"]] variable can be
 Broadcom Wireless 4312 does not work.  modified.
   
 ## HP ProBook 4310s  
   
 NetBSD i386 5.99.55  
 Audio works (ADI AD1984A).  
 Wireless with iwn (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4232).  
 No ethernet (vendor 0x11ab product 0x436c).  
 SDHC at sd*, Bluetooth.  
 Doesn't work with NetBSD 5.  
   
 ---  ---
   
 # IBM / Lenovo  # IBM / Lenovo
   
   The [[!template id=man name="thinkpad" section="4"]] driver provides
   support for various Thinkpad-specific sensors and function keys.
   
 ## ThinkPad T22  ## ThinkPad T22
   
 Works perfect (sound, display, all devices, infrared port not tested).  Works perfect (sound, display, all devices, infrared port not tested).
Line 101  Works perfect (sound, display, all devic Line 90  Works perfect (sound, display, all devic
   
 Used it since NetBSD 4.x.  Used it since NetBSD 4.x.
 With Intel GMA, X works great.  With Intel GMA, X works great.
 In netbsd-5 there is a patch to make trackpoint/touchpad initialize correctly.  
 Requires  [[!template id=man name="hdaudio" section="4"]] instead  
 of  [[!template id=man name="azalia" section="4"]] to make headphones work.  
 Cardbus port doesn't work properly.  Cardbus port doesn't work properly.
 Expresscard not tested/tried.  Expresscard not tested/tried.
   
 ## Lenovo ThinkPad T61p  
   
 Following -current for the last 18 months or so (2012-12).  
 As close to perfect as one gets. Suspend/resume didn't work at the  
 time; not tried it since.  
   
 ## ThinkPad X60s  ## ThinkPad X60s
   
 Everything works. Requires `PCI_BUS_FIXUP` and `PCI_ADDR_FIXUP` [[!template  Everything works.
 id=man name="options" section="4"]].  
   
 ## ThinkPad X41  ## ThinkPad X41
   
Line 136  and wireless LAN. Line 115  and wireless LAN.
 Does not wake up after suspend (drives spin up but the display  Does not wake up after suspend (drives spin up but the display
 stays black and the LED indicating a sleep state stays lit).  stays black and the LED indicating a sleep state stays lit).
   
 ---  ## Thinkpad X220
   
   From user reports, in NetBSD 9.0:
   
   * Video acceleration works, but when using `xf86-video-intel` (the default),
     it's advisable to set `Option "AccelMethod"  "uxa"` in `xorg.conf`.
   * Ethernet is supported through the [[!template id=man name="wm" section="4"]] driver.
   * WiFi is supported through the [[!template id=man name="iwn" section="4"]] driver.
   * Suspend and resume work.
   
   ## Thinkpad X230
   
   From user reports, in NetBSD 9.0:
   
   * Ethernet is supported through the [[!template id=man name="wm" section="4"]] driver.
   * WiFi is supported through the [[!template id=man name="iwn" section="4"]] driver.
   
   ## Thinkpad X250
   
   Nearly perfect. Running NetBSD 9.0 and -current since 2019.
   
   * Accelerated graphics with the i915 driver. Connecting externals displays
     works with the miniDP and VGA ports.
   * SD card reader is supported through the [[!template id=man name="rtsx" section="4"]] driver.
   * Ethernet is supported through the [[!template id=man name="wm" section="4"]] driver.
   * WiFi is supported through the [[!template id=man name="iwm" section="4"]] driver.
   * For the extra trackpoint buttons to work correctly, needs a patch to
     synaptics.c that is in -current and will be in 9.1.
     Tapping and the clickpad have always been fine.
   * Brightness buttons do not work in 9 by default. You can bind them to
     xrandr in your window manager.
   * Webcam will depend on upcoming xhci isochronous pipe support.
   * To record from the internal mic, set `mixerctl -w record.source=ADC02`
   * Wakes up after suspend. I have mine set to suspend on lid close with
     powerd.
   
 # Toshiba  ## Thinkpad X260
   
 ## Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422  Likely very similar to the X250.
   
 NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38, but booting with "boot netbsd -2" to disable ACPI  From user reports, in NetBSD 9.0:
 but has no keyboard use.  
 See <http://gnats.netbsd.org/39275>.  * SD card reader is supported through the [[!template id=man name="rtsx" section="4"]] driver.
 Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).  * Ethernet is supported through the [[!template id=man name="wm" section="4"]] driver.
   * WiFi is supported through the [[!template id=man name="iwm" section="4"]] driver.
 ## Toshiba Satellite L350-S1701  * For the extra trackpoint buttons to work correctly, needs a patch to
     synaptics.c that is in -current and will be in 9.1.
 NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38.    Tapping and the clickpad have always been fine.
 Wireless with iwn (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4232).  
 For X11, using xf86-video-vesa-2.3.0nb1 package.  
 Sometimes X starts up on wrong resolution.  
 The MMC works on sd0.  
 Some USB failures.  
 Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).  
   
 ---  ---
   
   # PINE64
   
   ## Pinebook (Allwinner A64)
   
   The Pinebook does not use ACPI so certain aspects are different
   compared to x86 laptops.
   
   From user reports to port-arm@, in NetBSD 9.0:
   
   * [[!template id=man name="uvideo" section="4"]] webcam works.
   * External WiFI adapters can be used. Support for the internal WiFi - after WiFi system rework?
   * Plugging in external monitors works via the HDMI port.
   * The CPU frequency can be adjusted with `sysctl machdep.cpufreq.*`.
   * Mesa llvmpipe is currently used for 3D/OpenGL.
   
   ## Pinebook Pro
   
   The Pinebook Pro does not use ACPI so certain aspects are different
   compared to x86 laptops.
   
   * [[!template id=man name="uvideo" section="4"]] webcam works.
   * Internal Broadcom WiFi is supported via the [[!template id=man name="bwfm" section="4"]] driver in 9_STABLE.
     External adapters may still be more stable.
   * The CPU frequency can be adjusted automatically with `estd` or with `sysctl machdep.cpufreq.*`.
   * The display backlight can be adjusted with `sysctl`.
   * Mesa llvmpipe is currently used for 3D/OpenGL.

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