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Trihexagonal

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FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-P5
Thinkpad W520
Intel Quad Core i7-2760QM (2.40GHz, 6MB L3, 1600MHz FSB, 45W)
8 GB RAM PC3-10600
HITACHI HTS727550A9E364 500GB HDD @7200 RPM
Nvidia Quadro 1000M with 2GB DDR3 and 96 CUDA cores with Optimus Technology
15.6" TFT display with 1920x1080 (FHD) resolution with LED backlight
Razer DeathAdder USB mouse

Optimus uses the x11/nvidia-driver-304. and needs the BIOS Display Option set to Discreet Graphics before further configuration. It was a breeze to set up with none of the scrambled screens of yore.
 

cyrille

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LAPTOP DELL LATITUDE E5340


SSD / 8Go RAM

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz (2591.65-MHz K8-class CPU)
pciconf -lv | grep -B3 network
iwn0@pci0:2:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x13218086 chip=0x00828086 rev=0x34 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = 'Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak]'
class = network
--
bge0@pci0:12:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x053c1028 chip=0x168114e4 rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries'
device = 'NetXtreme BCM5761 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe'
class = network
vgapci0@pci0:0:2:0: class=0x030000 card=0x053c1028 chip=0x01668086 rev=0x09 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = '3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller'
class = display
subclass = VGA


Works fine. Not problem to install freeBSD 12 (with XFCE)
All works fine.
Only the FN keys brightness Up and Down don't work but an alternative is to use xbindkeys and intel-backlight

Suspend and resume OK

The post-it of the install here : https://cbiot.fr/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=installfreebsd
 

cyrille

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DELL LATITUDE E6410
(with SSD)

FreeBSD 12. All work out of the box...
No problem for brightness, resume and suspend
 

youngunix

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Installation not possible at this time!

HP EliteBook 8460p, Intel Core i5-2520M, 4GB, AMD Radeon HD 6470M with 1GB, 160GB Micro SSD.

Issues while attempting to install FreeBSD 12:
  • A bootable USB image does not boot on this laptop no matter what you do to/or set the BIOS (it works just fine elsewhere).
  • Managed to burn a bootable DVD and surprisingly, it worked! But after the installation is done, it wont boot to the SSD! (surprise again!)
  • Used the same DVD to install FreeBSD on a mechanical drive, again same issue!
This laptop has no issues with Linux, at least I'm not stuck using Windows! I got this machine used for super cheap and that's the only reason I did. I do not like or recommend HP especially this is the 5th time I had run into sever issues with their products. For anyone reading this and looking for a decent laptop, save your cash and get a Thinkpad T-series or W-series for more horsepower.

Good luck!
 

kkaos

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Installation not possible at this time!

HP EliteBook 8460p, Intel Core i5-2520M, 4GB, AMD Radeon HD 6470M with 1GB, 160GB Micro SSD.

Issues while attempting to install FreeBSD 12:
  • A bootable USB image does not boot on this laptop no matter what you do to/or set the BIOS (it works just fine elsewhere).
  • Managed to burn a bootable DVD and surprisingly, it worked! But after the installation is done, it wont boot to the SSD! (surprise again!)
  • Used the same DVD to install FreeBSD on a mechanical drive, again same issue!
This laptop has no issues with Linux, at least I'm not stuck using Windows! I got this machine used for super cheap and that's the only reason I did. I do not like or recommend HP especially this is the 5th time I had run into sever issues with their products. For anyone reading this and looking for a decent laptop, save your cash and get a Thinkpad T-series or W-series for more horsepower.

Good luck!
Yeah, also not a fan of HP these days.

For me, that's two HP machines, one a desktop and one a laptop, on which I have had trouble getting newer FreeBSD versions to work. Given the forum topic, I'll only mention the laptop: HP 2000 series. Bought it for my wife about seven years ago, and it came with Windows 8. After maybe a few years later it became almost unusable due to typical Windows sluggishness so I ran FreeBSD 10 on it for a while. It was either one of the last FreeBSD 10 releases or FreeBSD 11 that would not run on this laptop. Now, if I boot the laptop using a FreeBSD 12 USB installer, the boot messages are illegible. I am guessing the display driver changed. Unsurprisingly, I see the same issue with the latest DragonflyBSD release. Boo.
 

tedbell

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Lenovo Ideapad y510p
  • 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (SLI) 2 GB
  • Intel Core i5 4th Gen 4200M (2.50 GHz)
  • 6 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 8GB Hybrid SSHD SSD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 LED backlight, 220 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 15.2" x 10.2" x 1.4" 6.4 lbs.
  • 1 x VGA 1 x HDMI
  • 2 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 2.0
-No suspend or resume
-Some fn keys don't work (backlight and sound)
-Backlight works with xbacklight
-2x GT 750M in SLI works
-Sound card works but is quiter than in Windows and requires an edit to /boot/device.hints to get the speakers to cut out when you connect headphones:
Code:
hint.hdaa.1.nid20.config="as=1 seq=0"
hint.hdaa.1.nid33.config="as=1 seq=15 misc=0"
 

mefizto

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Hi cyrille,

could you post your settings for power savings? I have the same machine, but it does not resume from suspend.

Kindest regards,

M
 
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