Good laptop for TrueOS (Not FreeBSD 11.0!)


#16

Uhm in the end, I decided to go for a Carbon X1 4th gen. I will buy it at the end of next month. I figured out that even if some hardware is not supported now, it will be in the future, as the X1 seems to be a favourite developer laptop


#17

i believe that’s what the devs are using as well


#18

q5sys: does suspend work on x250? I have a Yoga 260, and suspend doesn’t seem to work. :frowning:


#19

Nope, but that’s more of a FreeBSD issue than a TrueOS issue.


#20

Fair enough. Thanks!


#21

RodMyers, does this comment refer to the X1 or the X250?


#22

the devs have X1 carbon laptops. they have the latest versions, I believe.

I have a Gen 2, with the funky function keys. works very well


#23

Thanks. It looks like the X250-260 are 12.5 inches, a tad too small. I think I will go for the X1


#24

Last year, long before Skylake and Kabylake support in TrueOS I got myself a nice Clevo P650SE with Haswell i7 4720HQ.
Everything works perfectly: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/sager-np8651-clevo-p650se-with-gtx-970m-htwingnuts-review.765376/

What I like the most are the illuminated keyboard, fast WiFi, 2xM2 slots and 2xSSD (one for TrueOS and one for Win10).


#25

Thanks.

Is control of the illumination independent from the OS?


#26

So, can you tell me what I am doing wrong? I do not see the device on my X260.

12:07:51 [don@smaug:~] $ uname -a
FreeBSD smaug.home.duckland.org 12.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #30 a7f7424(drm-next): Tue Feb 21 23:42:39 UTC 2017 root@gauntlet:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
12:10:47 [don@smaug:~] $ kldstat | grep iwm
7 1 0xffffffff823ee000 2a990 if_iwm.ko
12:10:54 [don@smaug:~] $ pciconf -vl iwm0@pci0:4:0:0
iwm0@pci0:4:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x01308086 chip=0x24f38086 rev=0x3a hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation’
device = 'Wireless 8260’
class = network
12:10:57 [don@smaug:~] $ ifconfig -a
em0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
options=53d9b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,TSO4,LRO,WOL_UCAST,WOL_MCAST,WOL_MAGIC,VLAN_HWFILTER,VLAN_HWTSO>
ether 50:7b:9d:a5:77:b4
inet6 fe80::527b:9dff:fea5:77b4%em0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
inet 192.168.1.2 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
nd6 options=23<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT )
status: active
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
options=600003<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,RXCSUM_IPV6,TXCSUM_IPV6>
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
groups: lo

Thanks!


#27

I see it’s listed here

https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=iwm&sektion=4&manpath=freebsd-release-ports

have you attempted load load module manually, as per this page?


#28

FYI, there has been a regression in that driver. Adrian is aware and he’s working on it. Once the driver is loaded, auto configuration fails and you have to manually create the device, sadly once you associate with an access point the interface will crash.


#29

@valmar, if you got a X1 Carbon 4th gen can you post your expirience with TrueOS on it?
I might have to buy a new laptop in a not so far future, so this would be a grate help for me :grinning:


#30

Have you seen an ETA on the fix? BZ# I can track?

Thanks!

d


#31

Sorry for the delay in answering. Unfortunately I had some family expenses and I could not buy the laptop yet. I will report as soon as I buy it in one or two months.In Europe the HIDPI version is not on sale yet. Do you advice me to wait for the HIDPI version or is it in your opinion better to go with the normal one?


#32

Thanks for the feed back, I don’t know how well TrueOS supports HDPI, but my personal experience is, that if you use the laptop a lot, having a better screen can be worth quite a lot. (Even if it’s a better screen with the same resolution).


#33

Nope, I rolled back to a 7620 card I had lying around until it gets sorted out.


#34

Just throwing it out there for anyone else who reads this thread, I just installed it on my T450s and was frankly amazed how smoothly the install and first boot went. Everything worked out of the box.


#35