FreeBSD and recent laptops

Andy_Kosela

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Hi all,

Anyone can share their experience with running FreeBSD on modern
business laptops, especially from HP or IBM. HP EliteBook, ProBook or
Compaq models would be perfect. I need Fn brightness keys to work
correctly out of the box. On my current 6715b with radeon(4) driver
it's working. On a more recent 6730b with intel(4) this is not working
unfortunately.

I need to buy some new laptop and looking for a model with greatest
FreeBSD compatibility.
 

DutchDaemon

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FreeBSD runs flawlessly on my HP Compaq 8510w. I don't use the Fn keys (they don't work, but I haven't tried any settings for them), but this model has a built-in light sensor which dims/brightens the screen automatically (enabled in BIOS).
 
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