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Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- From: Pedro la Peu <pedro_(_at_)_ironchicken_(_dot_)_am-gen_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 17:49:43 +0100 (BST)
> Been running OpenBSD exclusively on Toshiba laptops for almost two years
> now... only main issues I've ever had were related to the video card
> under X (which would happen under almost any UNIX-like OS) and the
> software modems...
Wrt Toshiba specifically...
My faithful Tosh laptop died, and Toshiba kindly sent me a super-sexy
new model as replacement (5100 series). Problem is, this is a 'legacy
free' unit, and ACPI support is required to get to things a traditional
BIOS would normally provide.
This means (on OpenBSD and Net/Free) no APM, and no way to get the
Topic-100 cardbus/pcmcia to work. The latter is a show stopper for me.
If your Tosh is more than a few months old this likely won't affect you.
But if you are looking to buy a new machine, bear this in mind.
Visit your host, monkey.org