On Fri, 10 Jul 2009 04:59:43 +0000, dhaneshk k <dhanes...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Fellow BSDians,
> I need an advice from FreeBSD users. I would like to buy a > refurbished notebook from IBM. > > Model IBM T60 > I heard T60 series are excellent ? I'm using FreeBSD/GNOME as my main environment on a Thinkpad X61s, and my experience so far has been excellent. The *only* bit of hardware that doesn't attach to a working driver is the fingerprint reader, which I don't really have a use for. My loader.conf includes a few thinkpad-specific bits, like: # Intel wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN driver options. legal.intel_iwn.license_ack=1 if_iwn_load="YES" # Autoloaded modules. acpi_ibm_load="YES" snd_hda_load="YES" and I disable the internal Bluetooth support in sysctl.conf: # Disable the internal Bluetooth device of Thinkpad X61s by default. dev.acpi_ibm.0.bluetooth=0 but other than these pretty simple configuration options, everything 'Just Works(TM)' :) One last thing that is worth mentioning: It is not obvious from the webpage you pasted if the T60 you are going to buy uses an Intel or ATI VGA chipset. I generally opt for Intel VGA chipsets, when I have a choice. They tend to work slightly better on the laptop's I've seen so far. > I want to know > 1) whether this notebook go well with FreeBSD-7.x versions ? I want > to use only FreeBSD on this notebook with X window system + Gnome > Desktop, This should work fine. > 2) please advice me If I buy this machine is that a wise decision or > refurbished machines are of high risk ? This is something I cannot really answer. I bought mine from a friend, whom I trusted enough. Depending on the source, there is an inherent risk in buying 'used' parts, but it all boils down to how much you trust the seller. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"