Subject: Re: Kernel "vanity" config files
To: None <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/05/1999 17:48:59
On Mon, Jul 05, 1999 at 01:58:39PM +0100, Roger Brooks wrote:
> >	NOTEBOOK is too tricky to support.  There are too many speical
> >	cases and it will be almost impossible to make a "for every notebook
> >	possible" configuration file.
> I was about to make a comment on this.  Having got NetBSD 1.4 working on
> my Latitude XPi a couple of weeks ago I had been thinking of suggesting
> that it would be nice if the NetBSD WWW site had a bit more information
> about support for laptops.  When I was looking for a second-hand laptop
> I spent a lot of time looking at the Linux on Laptops page in order to
> make sure I didn't end up with anything which had unsupported hardware.
> It's a pity the NetBSD site doesn't have something similar.

I think a workable method would be to have a list of terse hardware
descriptions (from device drivers' point of view) and associated hints
alongside the i386 FAQs on . Full dmesg output is a bit
too verbose, I think.