[talk] Ike's OpenBSD laptop meeting
ike at blackskyresearch.net
Sun Feb 1 18:56:56 EST 2015
> On Feb 1, 2015, at 10:06 AM, Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 05:04:23PM -0500, Scott Robbins wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 04:34:03PM -0500, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>>> On Jan 31, 4:30pm, george at ceetonetechnology.com (George Rosamond) wrote:
>>> -- Subject: [talk] Ike's OpenBSD laptop meeting
>>> | For those who don't have a laptop to test out OpenBSD on and don't have
>>> | an extra disk to install it on, I recommend hitting Ebay for a Thinkpad,
>>> | even an ancient one. An x120e works nicely, and believe it or not, an
>>> | x60/61 is sufficient also. Don't pay a lot for either, and you'll
>>> | probably need to buy a new battery.
>>> | Note that the meeting is on February 10th, the SECOND TUESDAY of the month.
>> For what it's worth, while not sure if this would run with OpenBSD, NewEgg
>> is selling some refurbished Lenovo L420's, with 4GB of RAM and i5
>> processors, for around $260 through Think Green PC.
> Well, I tested this this morning with OpenBSD,and unfortunately, upon
> booting from an install USB it stopped with an error a few lines after
This *might* be the USB ports themselves, as the kernel takes over, OpenBSD doesn't currently support usb 3.0- which is all over on Lenovo kit. Typically, the inner fin on a usb3 port is blue.
On my x220, two workarounds:
- install from usb2 port if you have it, x220 rh side usb is 2.0 only.
- disable usb3 in bios, x220 I did this for all ports anyhow to make them all working USB 2.0.
This trade off, and others, covered in the talk.
> It's not something I'm going to investigate, as my time is
> limited and I can easily run OpenBSD on two other laptops that I have. I
> didn't do any testing outside of creating the USB and trying to boot the
> laptop. Anyway, judging from this one, not at all investigated experience,
> the laptop I mentioned last night might not be the best choice for ann
> OpenBSD laptop--or, it may be some slightly off hardware on my USB or the
> laptop that I have, and not affect anyone but me.
> Scott Robbins
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