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Lenovo X220 FreeBSD compatibility

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by tenq, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. tenq

    tenq New Member

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    Hello, I'm planning to buy Lenovo x220 4290rv5. Does anyone have opinions about compatibility FreeBSD with this model ?
     
  2. dh

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    You'll have to wait a bit (probably until FreeBSD 9.0 is released) before you can use FreeBSD on X220 because there are no working graphics card drivers yet.
    Check this thread for more info - http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=21852

    Other that that - FreeBSD works fine on X220 (but I had to disable UEFI stuff in BIOS to get keyboard to work).
     
  3. tenq

    tenq New Member

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    Thanks for advice, dh.
     
  4. UNIXgod

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    looking forward to installing 9.0 on my x220!
     
  5. ericchern

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    I hope FreeBSD 8.2 can install on Thinkpad x220i. but my x220i have no a built-in cdrom, I have no choice but to connect a USB external cdrom. if must disable UEFI in BIOS, the USB external cdrom can't boot it. I feel dubious about what to do next. :(
     
  6. ericchern

    ericchern New Member

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    FreeBSD 8.2 amd64 on Thinkpad x220i always hangs at:
    Code:
    atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
     
  7. pkubaj

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    You can boot from a pendrive.
     
  8. UNIXgod

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    I have a external cd for such things. Installed Funtoo on the x220 with it. To use a thumb drive use FreeBSD-9.0-BETA1-amd64-memstick.img file and boot off that. I assume at this point their should be information on how to create a bootable thumb drive in the handbook or readme on the image itself. If not there is substantial info on the net to do so with the advent of the netbook market saturation in the last several years.
     
  9. dh

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    Disable UEFI in BIOS (or use USB keyboard)
     
  10. ericchern

    ericchern New Member

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    if set 'USB UEFI BIOS' to disabled in the BIOS , then can't boot from any USB device.
     
  11. dh

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    That's interesting.. because I disabled two UEFI related settings in BIOS and went on to install FreeBSD 8.3 from USB stick (which was successful).
     
  12. tenq

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    Just bought It. Good thing. Gotta do backup system to dvd or something else... before try to install FreeBSD. I'm Waiting 9-stable ... I shall describe here later about success :)
     
  13. UNIXgod

    UNIXgod New Member

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    Welcome to the club. I have Funtoo (http://www.funtoo.org) install and everything works. My model has i7, bluetooth, intel centrino 6205, and ips panel. I have an pre 3.0 kernel for now as I have to use it for a presentation in the next couple of weeks and I don't need the headaches if something goes wrong. When 9 comes out I'll start a thread as there seems to be many owners of this model.

    ~
     
  14. olle

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    What UEFI stuff would that be? I'm having the same issues.

    Thanks for your help
     
  15. He4D

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    Hi!

    I also bought the X220 and waiting for it to be shipped.
    Im still searching if the Intel HD3000 is working/will work in with 9.0 STABLE (2D/3D Accleration etc..)
    Maybe anybody could help me out.
    Thank you!
     
  16. eyebone

    eyebone New Member

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    well, i run 9-XXX since several months on my x220. it is working so far. currently i could not start the bluetooth adaptor acpi and the vga card is still unclear to me. besides that quite nice.