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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  
   
 As of current in July 2010:  
 Missing speedstep support (reed has patch for this).  
 No ethernet (Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet).  
 No wireless (Atheros AR9285 Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n).  
   
 ---  ## Graphics
   
 # Apple  NetBSD 9.0 supports Intel integrated graphics up to Kaby Lake,
   Nvidia graphics up to Maxwell, and AMD graphics up to GCNv1.
   
 ## iBook G3/600 with Radeon 7500 16MB VRAM  Anything newer than this will work, but will use `llvmpipe`
   instead of hardware acceleration for OpenGL.
   
 Used since NetBSD 1.6 or so.  The support includes connecting external monitors over HDMI,
 Works nice with NetBSD/macppc.  DisplayPort, and DisplayPort over USB-C.
 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.  
   
   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.
   
 ## MacBook Air 11 inch (mid 2012)  ## CPU frequency adjustment
   
 NetBSD/amd64 6.99.11 works without some devices (for example, internal WiFi).  On most ACPI and some non-ACPI laptops, the `sysutils/estd` package
 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]]  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"]].
   
   ## Suspend
   
 ---  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  Suspend on NetBSD currently seems to work best on Thinkpads.
   
 ## Dell Latitude D610  ## Input
   
 NetBSD/i386 5.0.0.  Many x86 laptops use Synaptics touchpads over an emulated PS/2 interface,
 Audio works (i82801FB (ICH6)).  which is supported through [[!template id=man name="pms" section="4"]],
 Wireless with iwi (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4220).  with various adjustable Synaptics-specific sysctl variables.
 For X11, using xf86-video-intel-2.2.1nb1 package.  
   
 ---  ## WiFi
   
 # Fujitsu  
   
 ## Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX P70WN  
   
 NetBSD/i386 5.99.55.  
 Wireless with wpi works properly only when ACPI is disabled with "boot netbsd -2".  
   
 ---  
   
 # HP / Hewlett Packard  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.
   
 ## HP nc6120  See the
   [[!template id=man name="afterboot" section="8"]] man page for details
   on connecting to WiFi networks.
   
 5.1 did not have a working X.  USB 11n 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"]].
   
 Almost everything works with -current: sound, wireless, X11.  Unfortunately, WiFi hardware is not particularly standardized compared
 Did not try resume/suspend.  to most other aspects of modern laptops.
 Did not try the memory card slot recently.  
   
 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  Essentially all 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`
   [[!template id=man name="mixerctl" section="1"]] variable can be
   modified.
   
 NetBSD 5.1, audio, webcam, Ethernet, kb/touchpad work fine.  ## Sensors
 Broadcom Wireless 4312 does not work.  
   
 ## HP ProBook 4310s  Regardless of whether the system is ACPI, NetBSD will
   expose all sensors (e.g. for temperature and battery)
 NetBSD i386 5.99.55  via [[!template id=man name="envstat" section="8"]].
 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
   
 ## 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.  
   
 ## 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
   
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 ## 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  
   
 Running -current since March 2011.  
 Working graphics (with the vesa driver), audio, trackpoint, wired  
 and wireless LAN.  
 Does not wake up after suspend (drives spin up but the display  
 stays black and the LED indicating a sleep state stays lit).  
   
 ## Thinkpad X220  ## Thinkpad X220
   
 From user reports, in NetBSD 9:  
   
 * Video acceleration works, but when using `xf86-video-intel` (the default),  * Video acceleration works, but when using `xf86-video-intel` (the default),
   it's advisable to set `Option "AccelMethod"  "uxa"` in `xorg.conf`.    it's advisable to set `Option "AccelMethod"  "uxa"` in `xorg.conf`.
 * WiFi works, it uses the `iwn(4)` dirver.  * 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.  * Suspend and resume work.
   
 ## Thinkpad X250  ## 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.
   
 Nearly perfect. Running NetBSD 9 and -current since 2019.  ## Thinkpad X250
   
 * Accelerated graphics with the i915 driver. Connecting externals displays  * Accelerated graphics.
   works with the miniDP and VGA ports.  * Connecting externals displays works with the miniDP and VGA ports.
 * Working SD card reader, audio, ethernet (`wm(4)`), and WiFi (`iwm(4)`).  * SD card reader is supported through the [[!template id=man name="rtsx" section="4"]] driver.
 * For the extra trackpoint buttons to work correctly, needs a patch to  * Ethernet is supported through the [[!template id=man name="wm" section="4"]] driver.
   synaptics.c that is in -current and will be in 9.1.  * WiFi is supported through the [[!template id=man name="iwm" section="4"]] driver.
   Tapping and the clickpad have always been fine.  * Extra trackpoint buttons: run at least 9.0_STABLE for fixes to the Synaptics driver.
 * Brightness buttons do not work in 9 by default. You can bind them to  * Brightness buttons do not work in 9.0 by default. You can bind them to
   xrandr in your window manager.    xrandr in your window manager.
 * Webcam will depend on upcoming xhci(4) isochronous pipe support.  * Webcam will depend on upcoming xhci isochronous pipe support.
 * Wakes up after suspend. I have mine set to suspend on lid close with  * To record from the internal mic, set `mixerctl -w record.source=ADC02`
   powerd.  * Some spam from [[!template id=man name="hdaudio" section="4"]] on some 
     reboots, the chip doesn't seem to reset properly. Disappears and boots
 ## Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130    normally after a few seconds.
     [[!template id=pr number=51734]]
 With NetBSD/amd64 6.0  * Suspend and resume work.
   
 * Bluetooth adapter is recognized as ugen0 (should be patched like MacBook Air mid 2012 11-inch's one probably)  ## Thinkpad X260
 * 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.  * Accelerated graphics.
 * Network adapters are not tested. Wired LAN adapter is detected as re0, and WiFi adapter is not recognized.  * SD card reader is supported through the [[!template id=man name="rtsx" section="4"]] driver.
 * Card reader is not recognized  * 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.
   * Webcam will depend on upcoming xhci isochronous pipe support.
   * Suspend and resume work.
   
 ---  ---
   
 # Toshiba  # Asus
   
   Eee PCs were previously very popular hardware, so they're widely available
   cheaply, tend to work quite well, and what works is documented.
   
   ## EeePC 701
   
   [[!table data="""
   GPU | WiFi | SD card reader | Ethernet | Audio | Webcam | Suspend/Resume
   Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported
   """]]
   
   ## EeePC 900
   
   [[!table data="""
   GPU | WiFi | SD card reader | Ethernet | Audio | Webcam | Suspend/Resume
   Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported
   """]]
   
   ## EeePC 901
   
 ## Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422  [[!table data="""
   GPU | WiFi | SD card reader | Ethernet | Audio | Webcam | Suspend/Resume
   Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported
   """]]
   
 NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38, but booting with "boot netbsd -2" to disable ACPI  ## EeePC 1000HA
 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.  
 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)
   
   * 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 acceleration 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 acceleration 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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