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This page lists and links to pages about laptops, notebooks,
and portable computers that work (or do not work) well with NetBSD.

For i386-based netbooks also see

[[!toc ]]


# Acer

## 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).


# 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

## 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

NetBSD/i386 5.0.0.
Audio works (i82801FB (ICH6)).
Wireless with iwi (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4220).
For X11, using xf86-video-intel-2.2.1nb1 package.


# Fujitsu


NetBSD/i386 5.99.55.
Wireless with wpi works properly only when ACPI is disabled with "boot netbsd -2".


# HP / Hewlett Packard

## HP nc6120

5.1 did not have a working X.

Almost everything works with -current: sound, wireless, X11.
Did not try resume/suspend.
Did not try the memory card slot recently.

5.1 and -current have wired ethernet stability problems.
It gets watchdog timeouts and resets.

X11 has a stability problem where a program can make total garbage on the
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

NetBSD 5.1, audio, webcam, Ethernet, kb/touchpad work fine.
Broadcom Wireless 4312 does not work.

## HP ProBook 4310s

NetBSD i386 5.99.55
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

## ThinkPad T22

Works perfect (sound, display, all devices, infrared port not tested).

## ThinkPad T61

Used it since NetBSD 4.x.
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

Everything works.

## ThinkPad X41

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

Everything works. Requires `PCI_BUS_FIXUP` and `PCI_ADDR_FIXUP` [[!template
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

From user reports, in NetBSD 9.0:

* Video acceleration works, but when using `xf86-video-intel` (the default),
  it's advisable to set `Option "AccelMethod"  "uxa"` in `xorg.conf`.
* WiFi works, it uses the `iwn(4)` dirver.
* Suspend and resume work.

## 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.
* Working SD card reader, audio, ethernet (`wm(4)`), and WiFi (`iwm(4)`).
* 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(4) isochronous pipe support.
* Wakes up after suspend. I have mine set to suspend on lid close with

## Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130

With NetBSD/amd64 6.0

* Bluetooth adapter is recognized as ugen0 (should be patched like MacBook Air mid 2012 11-inch's one probably)
* Native needs xorg.conf that has vesa driver entry, and sometimes 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


# Toshiba

## Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422

NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38, but booting with "boot netbsd -2" to disable ACPI
but has no keyboard use.
See <>.
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).


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