Subject: Re: Good and cheap laptop for NetBSD?
To: Jukka Marin <email@example.com>
From: Eric S. Hvozda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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...