[talk] Ike's OpenBSD laptop meeting

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Sun Feb 1 19:06:11 EST 2015

On Sun, Feb 01, 2015 at 06:56:56PM -0500, Isaac Levy wrote:
> Maybe...,
> > On Feb 1, 2015, at 10:06 AM, Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> 
> >> 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
> > booting.
> 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.
I can try it with the other ports.  This is a relatively old laptop, so
it's actually pre USB3.  

Scott Robbins
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