Subject: Re: Good and cheap laptop for NetBSD?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Eric S. Hvozda <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/26/1998 09:18:45
On Tue, 26 May 1998 08:33:38 +0300  Jukka Marin wrote:
> Thanks for the pointer.  This doesn't help with NetBSD, though - what I need
> to know is if the disk controller / PCMCIA / Ethernet / display hardware /
> internal pointing device / whatever is supported by NetBSD.  I'm afraid of
> getting a laptop which just doesn't run NetBSD...

I've had a SAGER notebook for about 4 years now.  It's nothing to write
hoem about anymore, but it's 486DX100, 20Mb RAM, 1.2Gb disk (originally
540Mb, but that disk died, too much airplane travel).  I've got a 
PCMCIA APA-1460, a Megahertz 33.6 faxmodem, and a DE-650CT ethernet
card.  I've had a fair amount of success with the thing.  I does 640x480
on the LCD, and upto 1024x768@60Hz on a CRT.

There's much cooler hardware out there now that can do things like
800x600 on the LCD.

If you are worried about ethernet cards, several people I know
have had a fair amount of success with 3Com products on their notebooks.

It takes about 12 hours to build the source tree via 'make build'
with this setup and NFS...