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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  
 <http://www.netbsd.org/ports/i386/netbook.html>.  
   
 [[!toc ]]  [[!toc ]]
   
 ---  ---
   
 # 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  The support includes connecting external monitors over HDMI,
   DisplayPort, and DisplayPort over USB-C.
   
 ## iBook G3/600 with Radeon 7500 16MB VRAM  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.
   
 Used since NetBSD 1.6 or so.  ## CPU frequency adjustment
 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.  
   
 ---  On most ACPI and some non-ACPI laptops, the `sysutils/estd` package
   can be used to automatically adjust the CPU frequency depending on
   system load, and potentially prolong battery life. This modifies the
   `frequency` variables exposed by
   [[!template id=man name="sysctl" section="8"]].
   
 # Dell  ## Suspend
   
 ## Dell Latitude D610  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"]].
   
 NetBSD/i386 5.0.0.  Suspend on NetBSD currently seems to work best on Thinkpads.
 Audio works (i82801FB (ICH6)).  
 Wireless with iwi (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4220).  
 For X11, using xf86-video-intel-2.2.1nb1 package.  
   
 ---  ## Input
   
   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 WiFi networks.
   
 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
   
 ## ThinkPad T22  The [[!template id=man name="thinkpad" section="4"]] driver provides
   support for various Thinkpad-specific sensors and function keys.
   
 Works perfect (sound, display, all devices, infrared port not tested).  A number of NetBSD developers use Thinkpads to hack on NetBSD
   and for everyday usage.
   
 ## ThinkPad T61  ## ThinkPad T22
   
 Used it since NetBSD 4.x.  Works perfect (sound, display, all devices, infrared port not tested).
 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.  
 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
   
 Works fine (sound, display, all devices, bluetooth, modem not tested).  Works fine (sound, display, all devices, bluetooth, modem not tested).
 Standby is broken for me in -current (~2012-01-12) but worked in 5.1.  
   
 ## ThinkPad X61s  ## ThinkPad X61s
   
 Everything works. Requires `PCI_BUS_FIXUP` and `PCI_ADDR_FIXUP` [[!template  Everything works. Requires `PCI_BUS_FIXUP` and `PCI_ADDR_FIXUP` [[!template
 id=man name="options" section="4"]].  id=man name="options" section="4"]].
   
 ## Thinkpad X201  ## Thinkpad X220
   
   * 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
   
   * Accelerated graphics.
   * 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
   
   * Accelerated graphics.
   * 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.
   * Extra trackpoint buttons: run at least 9.0_STABLE for fixes to the Synaptics driver.
   * Brightness buttons do not work in 9.0 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`
   * Some spam from [[!template id=man name="hdaudio" section="4"]] on some 
     reboots, the chip doesn't seem to reset properly. Disappears and boots
     normally after a few seconds.
     [[!template id=pr number=51734]]
   * Suspend and resume work.
   
   ## Thinkpad X260
   
 Running -current since March 2011.  * Accelerated graphics.
 Working graphics (with the vesa driver), audio, trackpoint, wired  * SD card reader is supported through the [[!template id=man name="rtsx" section="4"]] driver.
 and wireless LAN.  * Ethernet is supported through the [[!template id=man name="wm" section="4"]] driver.
 Does not wake up after suspend (drives spin up but the display  * WiFi is supported through the [[!template id=man name="iwm" section="4"]] driver.
 stays black and the LED indicating a sleep state stays lit).  * Extra trackpoint buttons: run at least 9.0_STABLE for fixes to the Synaptics driver.
   * Webcam will depend on upcoming xhci isochronous pipe support.
   * Suspend and resume work.
   
 ---  ---
   
 # Toshiba  # Asus
   
 ## Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422  Eee PCs were previously very popular hardware, so they're widely available
   cheaply, tend to work quite well, and what works is documented.
   
 NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38, but booting with "boot netbsd -2" to disable ACPI  ## EeePC 701
 but has no keyboard use.  
 See <http://gnats.netbsd.org/39275>.  [[!table data="""
 Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).  GPU | WiFi | SD card reader | Ethernet | Audio | Webcam | Suspend/Resume
   Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported
 ## Toshiba Satellite L350-S1701  """]]
   
 NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38.  ## EeePC 900
 Wireless with iwn (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4232).  
 For X11, using xf86-video-vesa-2.3.0nb1 package.  [[!table data="""
 Sometimes X starts up on wrong resolution.  GPU | WiFi | SD card reader | Ethernet | Audio | Webcam | Suspend/Resume
 The MMC works on sd0.  Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported
 Some USB failures.  """]]
 Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).  
   ## EeePC 901
   
   [[!table data="""
   GPU | WiFi | SD card reader | Ethernet | Audio | Webcam | Suspend/Resume
   Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported
   """]]
   
   ## EeePC 1000HA
   
   [[!table data="""
   GPU | WiFi | SD card reader | Ethernet | Audio | Webcam | Suspend/Resume
   Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported
   """]]
   
 ---  ---
   
 # Fujitsu  # PINE64
 ## Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX P70WN  
 NetBSD/i386 5.99.55.  A number of NetBSD developers use Pinebooks to hack on NetBSD
 Wireless with wpi is works properly only when ACPI is disabled with "boot netbsd -2".  and for everyday usage.
   
   Pinebook and Pinebook Pro do not use ACPI, so certain aspects are
   different compared to x86 laptops.
   
   ## Pinebook (Allwinner A64)
   
   * Support for the display and HDMI output is provided through the Allwinner Display Engine driver.
     This provides kernel modesetting and a full-resolution video framebuffer, however,
     the 3D acceleraiton features of the GPU are not yet accessible - Mesa llvmpipe is used instead.
   * The CPU frequency can be adjusted automatically with `estd` or with `sysctl machdep.cpufreq.*`.
   * [[!template id=man name="uvideo" section="4"]] webcam works.
   * External WiFI adapters can be used. Support for the internal WiFi - after WiFi system rework?
   
   ## Pinebook Pro (Rockchip RK3399)
   
   * Support for the display output is provided through the Rockchip DRM driver.
     This provides kernel modesetting and a full-resolution video framebuffer, however,
     the 3D acceleraiton features of the GPU are not yet accessible - Mesa llvmpipe is used instead.
     Currently, you can't connect external displays through USB-C.
   * The CPU frequency can be adjusted automatically with `estd` or with `sysctl machdep.cpufreq.*`.
   * [[!template id=man name="uvideo" section="4"]] webcam works.
   * External WiFI adapters can be used. Support for the internal WiFi - after WiFi system rework?
     Internal Broadcom WiFi is supported via the [[!template id=man name="bwfm" section="4"]] driver in -current.
     However, external adapters may still be more stable.
   * The display backlight can be adjusted with `sysctl`.
   
   ### Pinebook Pro CPU affinity
   
   After setting `security.models.extensions.user_set_cpu_affinity=1` in `/etc/sysctl.conf`,
   you can run an intensive command on only the "big" CPUs:
   
   `$ schedctl -A 4,5 make package`

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