If you have choice, then get Dell Latitude D630/D830, everything works including brightness keys (no matter if console/x11) or if you prefer Lenovo, then you can get 14"/15" T61, be sure to get ones with X3100 Intel graphics.Andy_Kosela said:Are you sure Fn brightness keys work out of the box both in the console and X? My company is willing to buy me any laptop I want and I'm looking for a model which will work flawlessly with FreeBSD, especially Fn brightness keys which usually don't work. On my current 6715b (Turion64 X2, radeon) they are working very nicely, although I would prefer Intel Core2 Duo based CPU.
I havent tried FreeBSD on that one recently, but 7.1-STABLE got a lot problems, first, stay away from blobVidia, I have heard that FreeBSD usage on e6400/e6500 is stabilizing (less problems) but from what I recall, WiFi still does not work, X4500 should be supported now, D630/T61 is you safest (and cheaper then e6400/e6500) choice right now I'm afraid.Andy_Kosela said:Also what about modern Dell Latitude E6500? It has NVIDIAÂ® QuadroÂ® NVS 160M5 256MB DDR35 or
IntelÂ® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Andy_Kosela said:hmm it seems I would have to use NVIDIA drivers for Dell Precision M4400 which I don't like too much (I would prefer using default Xorg drivers).
Why get tired working on such low resolution?Andy_Kosela said:Although I need 1280x800 (WXGA) and not WUXGA.
I do not own T61, so cannot canfirm that, maybe someone with such model will take part in this thread.Andy_Kosela said:Can you confirm whether Fn brightness keys work in T61?
Which fonts you use in xterm? They are already very small on 1280x800, bigger resolution gonna make them even smaller and too hard to read. I'm using at the moment:vermaden said:So do not buy M4400.
I personally have 1440x900 I cannot even imagine working on 1280x800.
Got HP6710b here.Andy_Kosela said:Anyone has any experience with running FreeBSD on it? I'm especially curious whether Fn brightness keys and/or acpi_video module are working... It has intel X3100 graphics card.
hw.acpi.video.lcd0.brightness: 100 hw.acpi.video.lcd0.fullpower: 100 hw.acpi.video.lcd0.levels: 100 51 30 37 44 51 58 65 72 79 86 93 100
kenv | egrep 'smbios\.bios' smbios.bios.reldate="01/15/2009" smbios.bios.vendor="Hewlett-Packard" smbios.bios.version="68DDU Ver. F.15"
I generally use fixed bitmap font:Andy_Kosela said:Can you make a screenshot of your terminal in 1440x900?
xterm*font: -*-fixed-*-*-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-* urxvt.font: -*-fixed-*-*-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*
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They work for me.Originally Posted by Andy_Kosela
Can you confirm whether Fn brightness keys work in T61?
I do not own T61, so cannot canfirm that, maybe someone with such model will take part in this thread.