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    1: This page lists and links to pages about laptops, notebooks,
    2: and portable computers that work (or do not work) well with NetBSD.
    3: 
    4: For i386-based netbooks also see
    5: <http://www.netbsd.org/ports/i386/netbook.html>.
    6: 
    7: [[!toc ]]
    8: 
    9: ---
   10: 
   11: # Acer
   12: 
   13: ## Acer Aspire One 532h-2588
   14: 
   15: As of current in July 2010:
   16: Missing speedstep support (reed has patch for this).
   17: No ethernet (Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet).
   18: No wireless (Atheros AR9285 Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n).
   19: 
   20: ---
   21: 
   22: # Apple
   23: 
   24: ## iBook G3/600 with Radeon 7500 16MB VRAM
   25: 
   26: Used since NetBSD 1.6 or so.
   27: Works nice with NetBSD/macppc.
   28: No suspend support on NetBSD.
   29: No modem support (some usb attached modem attaching as [[!template
   30: id=man name="ugen" section="4"]].
   31: No WPA on NetBSD with [[!template id=man name="wi" section="4"]] (in contrast
   32: to Mac OS X).
   33: NetBSD/5.1_STABLE has problem that keyboard doesn't
   34: work in xdm after logout;  solved by forcing a xdm restart upon
   35: logout.
   36: 
   37: ---
   38: 
   39: # Dell
   40: 
   41: ## Dell Latitude D610
   42: 
   43: NetBSD/i386 5.0.0.
   44: Audio works (i82801FB (ICH6)).
   45: Wireless with iwi (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4220).
   46: For X11, using xf86-video-intel-2.2.1nb1 package.
   47: 
   48: ---
   49: 
   50: # Fujitsu
   51: 
   52: ## Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX P70WN
   53: 
   54: NetBSD/i386 5.99.55.
   55: Wireless with wpi works properly only when ACPI is disabled with "boot netbsd -2".
   56: 
   57: ---
   58: 
   59: # HP / Hewlett Packard
   60: 
   61: ## HP nc6120
   62: 
   63: 5.1 did not have a working X.
   64: 
   65: Almost everything works with -current: sound, wireless, X11.
   66: Did not try resume/suspend.
   67: Did not try the memory card slot recently.
   68: 
   69: 5.1 and -current have wired ethernet stability problems.
   70: It gets watchdog timeouts and resets.
   71: 
   72: X11 has a stability problem where a program can make total garbage on the
   73: screen (except the mouse pointer) and lock up the server. Repeatable with a
   74: certain image viewer which shows very big images. The machine does not
   75: freeze: power off button powers down smoothly, (but can not switch consoles to
   76: try to kill the X server).
   77: 
   78: ## HP Pavilion laptop, dv9750
   79: 
   80: NetBSD 5.1, audio, webcam, Ethernet, kb/touchpad work fine.
   81: Broadcom Wireless 4312 does not work.
   82: 
   83: ## HP ProBook 4310s
   84: 
   85: NetBSD i386 5.99.55
   86: Audio works (ADI AD1984A).
   87: Wireless with iwn (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4232).
   88: No ethernet (vendor 0x11ab product 0x436c).
   89: SDHC at sd*, Bluetooth.
   90: Doesn't work with NetBSD 5.
   91: 
   92: ---
   93: 
   94: # IBM / Lenovo
   95: 
   96: ## ThinkPad T22
   97: 
   98: Works perfect (sound, display, all devices, infrared port not tested).
   99: 
  100: ## ThinkPad T61
  101: 
  102: Used it since NetBSD 4.x.
  103: With Intel GMA, X works great.
  104: In netbsd-5 there is a patch to make trackpoint/touchpad initialize correctly.
  105: Requires  [[!template id=man name="hdaudio" section="4"]] instead
  106: of  [[!template id=man name="azalia" section="4"]] to make headphones work.
  107: Cardbus port doesn't work properly.
  108: Expresscard not tested/tried.
  109: 
  110: ## Lenovo ThinkPad T61p
  111: 
  112: Following -current for the last 18 months or so (2012-12).
  113: As close to perfect as one gets. Suspend/resume didn't work at the
  114: time; not tried it since.
  115: 
  116: ## Lenovo ThinkPad T500
  117: 
  118: in the version with ATI graphics. Has a tendency to run hot and then to not
  119: reboot cleanly (gets stuck after printing the mainbus line at boot);
  120: 5min off for cool-down usually fix this. This doesn't usually occur when
  121: only the Intel on-board graphics get used. No known errors while running.
  122: 
  123: ## ThinkPad X60s
  124: 
  125: Everything works. Requires `PCI_BUS_FIXUP` and `PCI_ADDR_FIXUP` [[!template
  126: id=man name="options" section="4"]].
  127: 
  128: ## ThinkPad X41
  129: 
  130: Works fine (sound, display, all devices, bluetooth, modem not tested).
  131: Standby is broken for me in -current (~2012-01-12) but worked in 5.1.
  132: 
  133: ## ThinkPad X61s
  134: 
  135: Everything works. Requires `PCI_BUS_FIXUP` and `PCI_ADDR_FIXUP` [[!template
  136: id=man name="options" section="4"]].
  137: 
  138: ## Thinkpad X201
  139: 
  140: Running -current since March 2011.
  141: Working graphics (with the vesa driver), audio, trackpoint, wired
  142: and wireless LAN.
  143: Does not wake up after suspend (drives spin up but the display
  144: stays black and the LED indicating a sleep state stays lit).
  145: 
  146: ---
  147: 
  148: # Toshiba
  149: 
  150: ## Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422
  151: 
  152: NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38, but booting with "boot netbsd -2" to disable ACPI
  153: but has no keyboard use.
  154: See <http://gnats.netbsd.org/39275>.
  155: Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).
  156: 
  157: ## Toshiba Satellite L350-S1701
  158: 
  159: NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38.
  160: Wireless with iwn (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4232).
  161: For X11, using xf86-video-vesa-2.3.0nb1 package.
  162: Sometimes X starts up on wrong resolution.
  163: The MMC works on sd0.
  164: Some USB failures.
  165: Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).
  166: 
  167: ---
  168: 

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