DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-01
Re: Considering AMD64 laptop
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:I have the opportunity to get an AMD64 laptop. At this point in time,
:should I be able to get DFly installed without too much of a problem? Based
:on what I have read, that would seem to be the case.
:The beaten path is for the beaten man.
Well, I did get an eMachines laptop about 7 months ago or so,
but DFly did not work very well on it (nor did FreeBSD). The
kernel had a whole lot of problems trying to route interrupts.
I would recomment getting a laptop that people have already tried
and found to work.
I had an eMachines 6805, AMD64, for a week in March 2003. Everything worked
fine that I tried in FreeBSD and is on the Freebsd compatiblity list. I
say only a
week because in that period I returned 3 for having bad pixels. The
last one I took
home all we did was put a DVD in to watch movies and look for bad
minutes into the movie that one got a spot about 5/15" in diameter like
Store said this was unusual, but a salesman told me that eMachines must
a bad batch of screens because they had a lot of returns in the last few
Ended up with an HP tower with an AMD64 and DragonFlyBSD runs fine on it.
I got a Gateway laptop a week ago with an AMD64. Everything that I have
from the live cd appears to work, just haven't had the time to install
ifconfig shows both network cards so I hope I can setup a home network
wireless card. Never have done any networking so I hope I can get a
A few weeks ago I got hold of a Compaq laptop that I could not get to
work with df,
so I went looking for a laptop and while looking I ask the salesman if I
could try a
live cd in a few laptops to see if it worked, explaining what would
happen. He and
the other salesman said no, but one said let me ask the manager. The
will it make a sale and I said yes. He said go ahead that he was
familiar with live cd's
so I bought the one with the AMD64.