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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>.
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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).  
   
 ---  
   
 # Apple  
   
 ## iBook G3/600 with Radeon 7500 16MB VRAM  
   
 Used since NetBSD 1.6 or so.  
 Works nice with NetBSD/macppc.  
 No suspend support on NetBSD.  
 No modem support (some usb attached modem attaching as [[!template  
 id=man name="ugen" section="4"]].  
 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.  
   
   
 ## MacBook Air 11 inch (mid 2012)  
   
 NetBSD/amd64 6.99.11 works without some devices (for example, internal WiFi).  
 In detail, please see [[How to install NetBSD/amd64 current on MacBook Air 11 inch (mid 2012)|/users/ryoon/how_to_install_netbsd_amd64_to_macbook_air_11_inch]]  
   
   Anything newer than this will work, but will use `llvmpipe`
   instead of hardware acceleration for OpenGL.
   
 ---  The support includes connecting external monitors over HDMI,
   DisplayPort, and DisplayPort over USB-C.
   
 # Dell  For the Intel driver, there may be slight graphical corruptions
   when using X11 without a compositor. Xfce/MATE include their own
   compositors, but lightweight window managers can benefit from
   having `picom` running.
   
 ## Dell Latitude D610  ## CPU frequency adjustment
   
 NetBSD/i386 5.0.0.  On most ACPI and some non-ACPI laptops, the `sysutils/estd` package
 Audio works (i82801FB (ICH6)).  can be used to automatically adjust the CPU frequency depending on
 Wireless with iwi (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4220).  system load, and potentially prolong battery life. This modifies the
 For X11, using xf86-video-intel-2.2.1nb1 package.  `frequency` variables exposed by
   [[!template id=man name="sysctl" section="8"]].
   
 ---  ## Suspend
   
 # Fujitsu  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"]].
   
 ## Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX P70WN  Suspend on NetBSD currently seems to work best on Thinkpads.
   
 NetBSD/i386 5.99.55.  ## Input
 Wireless with wpi works properly only when ACPI is disabled with "boot netbsd -2".  
   
 ---  Many x86 laptops use Synaptics touchpads over an emulated PS/2 interface,
   which is supported through [[!template id=man name="pms" section="4"]],
   with various adjustable Synaptics-specific sysctl variables.
   
 # 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 11n 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.  Unfortunately, WiFi hardware is not particularly standardized compared
 It gets watchdog timeouts and resets.  to most other aspects of modern laptops.
   
 X11 has a stability problem where a program can make total garbage on the  ## Audio
 screen (except the mouse pointer) and lock up the server. Repeatable with a  
 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  Essentially all modern x86 laptops use the 
   [[!template id=man name="hdaudio" section="4"]] driver.
   
 NetBSD 5.1, audio, webcam, Ethernet, kb/touchpad work fine.  In the case that switching between speakers and the headphone port
 Broadcom Wireless 4312 does not work.  is not handled automatically by the hardware, the `dacsel`
   [[!template id=man name="mixerctl" section="1"]] variable can be
   modified.
   
 ## HP ProBook 4310s  ## Sensors
   
 NetBSD i386 5.99.55  Regardless of whether the system is ACPI, NetBSD will
 Audio works (ADI AD1984A).  expose all sensors (e.g. for temperature and battery)
 Wireless with iwn (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4232).  via [[!template id=man name="envstat" section="8"]].
 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.
   
   A number of NetBSD developers use Thinkpads to hack on NetBSD
   and for everyday usage.
   
 ## ThinkPad T22  ## ThinkPad T22
   
 Works perfect (sound, display, all devices, infrared port not tested).  Works perfect (sound, display, all devices, infrared port not tested).
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 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.  
   
 ## Lenovo ThinkPad T500  
   
 in the version with ATI graphics. Has a tendency to run hot and then to not  
 reboot cleanly (gets stuck after printing the mainbus line at boot);  
 5min off for cool-down usually fix this. This doesn't usually occur when  
 only the Intel on-board graphics get used. No known errors while running.  
   
 ## 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 150  and wireless LAN. Line 135  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).
   
 ## Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130  ## Thinkpad X220
   
 With NetBSD/amd64 6.0  From user reports, in NetBSD 9.0:
   
 * Bluetooth adapter is recognized as ugen0 (should be patched like MacBook Air mid 2012 11-inch's one probably)  * Video acceleration works, but when using `xf86-video-intel` (the default),
 * Native X.org needs xorg.conf that has vesa driver entry, and sometimes X.org starts with slightly wrong resolution (xrandr is useful).    it's advisable to set `Option "AccelMethod"  "uxa"` in `xorg.conf`.
 * Sound is recognized as hdaudio, and not tested.  * Ethernet is supported through the [[!template id=man name="wm" section="4"]] driver.
 * Network adapters are not tested. Wired LAN adapter is detected as re0, and WiFi adapter is not recognized.  * WiFi is supported through the [[!template id=man name="iwn" section="4"]] driver.
 * Card reader is not recognized  * 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.
   
   ## Thinkpad X260
   
 # Toshiba  Likely very similar to the X250.
   
 ## Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422  From user reports, in NetBSD 9.0:
   
 NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38, but booting with "boot netbsd -2" to disable ACPI  * SD card reader is supported through the [[!template id=man name="rtsx" section="4"]] driver.
 but has no keyboard use.  * Ethernet is supported through the [[!template id=man name="wm" section="4"]] driver.
 See <http://gnats.netbsd.org/39275>.  * WiFi is supported through the [[!template id=man name="iwm" section="4"]] driver.
 Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).  * For the extra trackpoint buttons to work correctly, needs a patch to
     synaptics.c that is in -current and will be in 9.1.
 ## Toshiba Satellite L350-S1701    Tapping and the clickpad have always been fine.
   
 NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38.  
 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
   
   A number of NetBSD developers use Pinebooks to hack on NetBSD
   and for everyday usage.
   
   Pinebook and Pinebook Pro do not use ACPI, so certain aspects are
   different compared to x86 laptops.
   
   ## Pinebook (Allwinner A64)
   
   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
   
   * [[!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.
   * Connecting external monitors does not currently work through USB-C.

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