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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
   
 ---  ---
   
 # 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  
   
 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]]  
   
   
 ---  
   
 # Dell  
   
 ## 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  
   
 ## Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX P70WN  
   
 NetBSD/i386 5.99.55.  On ACPI systems, suspend-to-RAM is supported through
 Wireless with wpi works properly only when ACPI is disabled with "boot netbsd -2".  `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"]].
   
 ---  Suspend on NetBSD currently seems to work best on Thinkpads.
   
 # HP / Hewlett Packard  
   
 ## HP nc6120  ## Input
   
 5.1 did not have a working X.  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 sysctl variables.
   
 Almost everything works with -current: sound, wireless, X11.  ## WiFi
 Did not try resume/suspend.  
 Did not try the memory card slot recently.  
   
 5.1 and -current have wired ethernet stability problems.  Many x86 laptops with Intel processors will have WiFi cards supported
 It gets watchdog timeouts and resets.  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.
   
 X11 has a stability problem where a program can make total garbage on the  See the
 screen (except the mouse pointer) and lock up the server. Repeatable with a  [[!template id=man name="afterboot" section="8"]] man page for details
 certain image viewer which shows very big images. The machine does not  on connecting to a WPA network.  For connecting to a non-WPA network,
 freeze: power off button powers down smoothly, (but can not switch consoles to  simply specify `ssid networkname up` in 
 try to kill the X server).  [[!template id=man name="ifconfig" section="8"]], and make sure
   [[!template id=man name="dhcpcd" section="8"]] is running.
   
 ## HP Pavilion laptop, dv9750  USB WiFI adapters such as
   [[!template id=man name="urtwn" section="4"]] and
   [[!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"]].
   
 NetBSD 5.1, audio, webcam, Ethernet, kb/touchpad work fine.  ## Audio
 Broadcom Wireless 4312 does not work.  
   
 ## HP ProBook 4310s  Most modern x86 laptops use the 
   [[!template id=man name="hdaudio" section="4"]] driver.
   
 NetBSD i386 5.99.55  In the case that switching between speakers and the headphone port
 Audio works (ADI AD1984A).  is not handled automatically by the hardware, the `dacsel`
 Wireless with iwn (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4232).  [[!template id=man name="mixerctl" section="1"]] variable can be
 No ethernet (vendor 0x11ab product 0x436c).  modified.
 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 108  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.  
   
 ## 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.  Everything works.
Line 198  From user reports, in NetBSD 9.0: Line 164  From user reports, in NetBSD 9.0:
   synaptics.c that is in -current and will be in 9.1.    synaptics.c that is in -current and will be in 9.1.
   Tapping and the clickpad have always been fine.    Tapping and the clickpad have always been fine.
   
 ## Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130  ---
   
 With NetBSD/amd64 6.0  # PINE64
   
 * Bluetooth adapter is recognized as ugen0 (should be patched like MacBook Air mid 2012 11-inch's one probably)  ## Pinebook (Allwinner A64)
 * Native X.org needs xorg.conf that has vesa driver entry, and sometimes X.org starts with slightly wrong resolution (xrandr is useful).  
 * Sound is recognized as hdaudio, and not tested.  
 * Network adapters are not tested. Wired LAN adapter is detected as re0, and WiFi adapter is not recognized.  
 * Card reader is not recognized  
   
 ---  The Pinebook does not use ACPI so certain aspects are different
   compared to x86 laptops.
   
 # Toshiba  From user reports to port-arm@, in NetBSD 9.0:
   
 ## Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422  * [[!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.
   
 NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38, but booting with "boot netbsd -2" to disable ACPI  ## Pinebook Pro
 but has no keyboard use.  
 See <http://gnats.netbsd.org/39275>.  
 Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).  
   
 ## Toshiba Satellite L350-S1701  
   
 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).  
   
 ---  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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