DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: Centrino support?
On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 17:20:49 +0800, Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
How is everyone feeling today?
Am interesting question, Does DragonflyBSD support centrino?
I'm talking about eXecution Bit protection, stepping technology, and
other functions which the pentium M allows to save energy while
providing decent speed to the end user. I've just ordered a Pentium M
1.7GHz and hopefully nothing goes wrong with my order. I'm hoping to
install DragonFlyBSD on the laptop. Every piece of hardware should be
compatible with a bit of OS modification(Intel Wireless 2200 built-in
There is a project which supports my card. Maybe it would be easy to
include in DragonFlyBSD.
My lovely laptop weighs 6 pounds and uses a 6-cell battery.
The wonders of Centrino technology. The wonders of having a real
notebook which has at least 4.5+ battery life.
PowerBook 17" user just smiles <g>
Buying a powerbook would be too easy. I wish to run any BSD and have
I've been Windows-free and Linux-free for 3 years and counting and loving
the time spent in BSD.I never frown at quirks or missing components.
DragonFlyBSD would be even better if Joerg finished multibyte support.
Heres a list for Centrino support:
* NX support - AMD64, Transmeta Efficeon, and Pentium M
* Power management across centrino based hardware
* Import ipw drivers and controller programs
* Any other task which might appear
If the processor contains nx support, it will show in the capabilities
line for the processor information.
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca
cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 pni syscall nx mmxext lm 3dnowext