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Re: Compatible Laptops.

From: Naoya Sugioka <naoya.sugioka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:23:40 -0800

I was attached a wrong one. Here is my latest, not sure this is
appropriate though, just for reference.

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 9:23 PM, Naoya Sugioka <naoya.sugioka@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm using Dell M4400.
> At first, it has a problem when acpi is loaded. Kerenl shows a panic
> message with default config,
> so I had to look for a workaround.
> I read acpi(4) manpage, then append loader.conf
> debug.acpi.disabled="cmbat"
> it was necessary to boot. But still boot strap has stopped with ACPI
> module when following message
> is displayed.
>>  isa_probe_children: probing PnP devices
> After I put some debug prints around it, I found ACPICA needs to be updated.
> 1. go, accept the license,  then download latest 102310 from www.acpica. org
> 2. replace sys/contrib/dev/acpica-unix with latest
> 3. apply necessary changes on  sys/dev/acpica5.
>    I attach my wild patch for a reference - not sure it is right
> modification though : )
> 4. compile the kernel, install.
> Now my Dell laptop got booted with no trouble (hw.acpi_io_enable=0 is
> required for SMP though)
> So far, even if your laptop is not booted with default kernel, you can
> still have fun to find out a
> workaround.  Now I'm playing with wifi (iwn0).
>  Enjoy!
> -Naoya
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Justin C. Sherrill
> <justin@shiningsilence.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, November 16, 2010 9:33 pm, David Crosswell wrote:
>>> Greetings all,
>>> My old laptop, an HP Compaq nx6120 is playing up in a number of different
>>> ways, so it looks like retirement time.
>>> What's a good reliable model?
>>> Any recommendations?
>> There's a number of laptops mentioned on the dragonflybsd.org website.
>> Several people have been using IBM/Lenovo laptops with general success.
>> The "standard" netbook model usually works - Atom processor, etc, if you
>> want that size of computer.

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