DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-01
Re: Considering AMD64 laptop
: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.
What model HP ?
My eMachines laptop (which only supported DragonFly poorly)
was the 6809.
: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
The main things to try are:
* firewire (if it has it)
: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.
If you remember the model number sfor the Gateway and Compaq
please post them so I can create an appropriate annotation
in the document I'm building.