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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: # HP / Hewlett Packard
   51: 
   52: ## HP nc6120
   53: 
   54: 5.1 did not have a working X.
   55: 
   56: Almost everything works with -current: sound, wireless, X11.
   57: Did not try resume/suspend.
   58: Did not try the memory card slot recently.
   59: 
   60: 5.1 and -current have wired ethernet stability problems.
   61: It gets watchdog timeouts and resets.
   62: 
   63: X11 has a stability problem where a program can make total garbage on the
   64: screen (except the mouse pointer) and lock up the server. Repeatable with a
   65: certain image viewer which shows very big images. The machine does not
   66: freeze: power off button powers down smoothly, (but can not switch consoles to
   67: try to kill the X server).
   68: 
   69: ## HP Pavilion laptop, dv9750
   70: 
   71: NetBSD 5.1, audio, webcam, Ethernet, kb/touchpad work fine.
   72: Broadcom Wireless 4312 does not work.
   73: 
   74: ## HP ProBook 4310s
   75: 
   76: NetBSD i386 5.99.55
   77: Audio works (ADI AD1984A).
   78: Wireless with iwn (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4232).
   79: No ethernet (vendor 0x11ab product 0x436c).
   80: SDHC at sd*, Bluetooth.
   81: Doesn't work with NetBSD 5.
   82: 
   83: ---
   84: 
   85: # IBM / Lenovo
   86: 
   87: ## ThinkPad T22
   88: 
   89: Works perfect (sound, display, all devices, infrared port not tested).
   90: 
   91: ## ThinkPad T61
   92: 
   93: Used it since NetBSD 4.x.
   94: With Intel GMA, X works great.
   95: In netbsd-5 there is a patch to make trackpoint/touchpad initialize correctly.
   96: Requires  [[!template id=man name="hdaudio" section="4"]] instead
   97: of  [[!template id=man name="azalia" section="4"]] to make headphones work.
   98: Cardbus port doesn't work properly.
   99: Expresscard not tested/tried.
  100: 
  101: ## Lenovo ThinkPad T61p
  102: 
  103: Following -current for the last 18 months or so (2012-12).
  104: As close to perfect as one gets. Suspend/resume didn't work at the
  105: time; not tried it since.
  106: 
  107: ## ThinkPad X60s
  108: 
  109: Everything works. Requires `PCI_BUS_FIXUP` and `PCI_ADDR_FIXUP` [[!template
  110: id=man name="options" section="4"]].
  111: 
  112: ## ThinkPad X41
  113: 
  114: Works fine (sound, display, all devices, bluetooth, modem not tested).
  115: Standby is broken for me in -current (~2012-01-12) but worked in 5.1.
  116: 
  117: ## ThinkPad X61s
  118: 
  119: Everything works. Requires `PCI_BUS_FIXUP` and `PCI_ADDR_FIXUP` [[!template
  120: id=man name="options" section="4"]].
  121: 
  122: ## Thinkpad X201
  123: 
  124: Running -current since March 2011.
  125: Working graphics (with the vesa driver), audio, trackpoint, wired
  126: and wireless LAN.
  127: Does not wake up after suspend (drives spin up but the display
  128: stays black and the LED indicating a sleep state stays lit).
  129: 
  130: ---
  131: 
  132: # Toshiba
  133: 
  134: ## Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422
  135: 
  136: NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38, but booting with "boot netbsd -2" to disable ACPI
  137: but has no keyboard use.
  138: See <http://gnats.netbsd.org/39275>.
  139: Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).
  140: 
  141: ## Toshiba Satellite L350-S1701
  142: 
  143: NetBSD/amd64 5.99.38.
  144: Wireless with iwn (vendor 0x8086 product 0x4232).
  145: For X11, using xf86-video-vesa-2.3.0nb1 package.
  146: Sometimes X starts up on wrong resolution.
  147: The MMC works on sd0.
  148: Some USB failures.
  149: Audio works with hdaudio (vendor 0x10EC product 0x0268).
  150: 
  151: ---
  152: 
  153: # Fujitsu
  154: ## Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX P70WN
  155: NetBSD/i386 5.99.55.
  156: Wireless with wpi is works properly only when ACPI is disabled with "boot netbsd -2".

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