Subject: Re: Recommendation on laptops, notebooks or portables for NetBSD.
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/19/2002 06:32:35
On December 18, 2002 09:23 am, Greg Troxel wrote:
> There is no ps/2 keyboard/mouse input - you are expected to use USB
> (there are 2 USB ports).  There is VGA, s-video out, and
> parallel/serial.

My new Toshiba 1900 doesn't even have serial.  Luckily the USB port works 
just fine if I attach a USB serial cable to it.

> All in all, I'm happy with it.  The only serious downsides are that
> you can't buy it without MS Windows, and the price ($3150 for all the
> above).

Isn't there still a way to get your money back from Microsoft?  This is all I 
could find.

I have another problem with my laptop.  The Lucent Softmodem (aka Winmodem) 
of course won't work so I popped in a 56K PCMCIA card (Zoom Telephonics 56K 
Dual Mode PC card faxmodem) but I can't get it to work.  I tried tty03 (and 
tty00 after removing com[01] from the kernel since I don't have them) and 
while I can open the device (it fails if I remove the modem while trying so I 
know I have the right device) it will never echo back an AT.  This modem was 
working on my old ThinkPad so I am pretty sure it is not the problem.  Any 

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>