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Re: NetBSD 7.99.1 DRM on Thinkpad T420s


On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM, David Brownlee <> wrote:
> Quick test install of NetBSD/amd64 7.99.1 (20141105) on a Thinkpad
> T420s to see, and initial impressions are quite good (at least as far
> as twm & xterms go :)
> Install went quite smoothly, though it would be nice if sysinst made
> is clear that 'use entire disk' and 'use existing partitions'  was a
> poor selection of options.
> One interesting artifact - I had an external display of higher
> resolution than the built in panel connected, and the system mirrored
> the two displays, but at the higher resolution, resulting in the
> bottom of the screen not being cut off on the internal panel. Non
> critical, but possibly not the best default.
> Will download and install NetBSD-7 onto a spare disk and build up a
> set of packages including firefox and a slightly more heavyweight
> window manager to see how it performs under load, but its very nice to
> see NetBSD supporting the native display resolutions out of the box.
> (And another belated thank you to gsutre's earlier netbsd-drmgem port
> which made my Thinkpad usable at all under netbsd-6 :)
> David

Can you share your screenshots ? what is the max resolution ?


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