Subject: Re: Very slow on Dell Latitude D630
To: Dinesh Nadarajah <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/09/2007 21:48:09
On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 08:52:56AM -0500, Dinesh Nadarajah wrote:
> I have a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop with an Intel T7500 processor. When I
> tried to install NetBSD 4.0RC2 on it, it was so slow. When it was formatting
> the hard drive, I could not even see the HD activity light. I though it
> might be an issue with the laptop hardware. So I installed FreeBSD 6.2 on it
> to test and it screamed. The formatting was very fast and the HD activity
> light also was fine. Is there a possibility that NetBSD 4.0RC2 does not have
> the SATA drivers or any other driver that might be affecting this? Anyone
> else encounter such problems? I will try to get more data regarding the
> hardware.

It could be that the IDE drive is used in PIO mode, yes. Can you post the
dmesg here ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference