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Old 9th September 2008
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Hey Maybe it's a good idea to create a brand new sticky thread, where we will gather all info and dmesg about OpenBSD running on Laptops...
I mean something alternative to this: http://www.openbsd.org/i386-laptop.html
So this is the thread for info about working (or not) laptops with OpenBSD.

I do not have any OpenBSD running laptop so I will not share any info currently

As for startup info about running OpenBSD on laptop you may check this info:
http://www.openbsd.org/i386-laptop.html
http://jcs.org/laptops/
http://tuxmobil.org/mobile_bsd.html
http://google.com/search?q=openbsd+laptop

Other laptop threads:
*BSD Laptops
http://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=2305
Alternative Architecture Laptops

(if you have any other interesting resources for OpenBSD laptop then let me know or just add a post to this thread with them)
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I have three laptops that running OpenBSD current.

ThinkPad 390E (PII, 256MB RAM, 6GB HDD)
ThinkPad A20p (PIII, 256MB RAM, 12GB HDD)
DeLL Latitude D830 (Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD) this one runs bsd.mp kernel.

Everything works perfectly. If anybody needs dmesg or xorg.conf let me know.
ThinkPad 390E runs 1024x768 (max possible for hardware).
ThinkPad A20p runs 1400x1050 resolution (max possible). DeLL runs 1280x800 (maximal possible by hardware)
The only thing with DeLL is the built in video camera which is not detected by OpenBSD kernel. Not very surprising
as there is no driver for that camera even for windows XP. DeLL ships the laptop with Vista but I got it from my employer
with Winodows XP professional.

The only problem I had was that I had to edit xorg.conf file manually on DeLL Latitude D830 as X -configure could not produce working X server. I think that is more or less expected.

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Just a netbook with OpenBSD 4.4 :-)

Dmesg: http://bsdpaste.bsdgroup.de/1013
Sysctl hw: http://bsdpaste.bsdgroup.de/1014

-Asus EEE 900A
-2G of memory
-8G SSD
-4G SDHC (HP) via card slot
-HDA sound
-Intel graphics
-Wifi: Atheros AR5424 (not supported)
-Lan: Attansic Technology L1E (not supported)

I'm using Edimax/RT2528 instead, driver rum with WPA. Sound is okay, but you have to enable it with mixerctl. ACPI is broken, APM okay apart from the battery status (but there is a battery led at the EEE). Graphics is okay, I don't need anything to configure, just starting X is enough.

Setting the speed with hw.setperf is possible and automatically with apmd -A too. So in the end, apart from some minor troubles, it runs rather well. I can watch movies in DVD resolutions encoded with h264, play all kind of audio files while surfing the web with FF3 etc. And you can even use the build in camera (PixArt Imaging Inc. Digital_Camera) with uvideo and luvcview :-)

Would be nice to have ACPI without panic and maybe Atheros wifi.
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openbsd 4.4 works like charm on my old good T22, only PCI POWER MANAGEMENT has to be disabled in bios to get good sound.

freebsd 6.3 works well too, only XFree86 has to be used instead of Xorg to avoid problems with the broken FreeBSD xorg video driver, otherwise fine

nebsd 5 current works extraordinarily well and fast too. nothing has to be changed, just goes as fast as a Russian Katjusia rocket. Dont know how the netbsd guys do it, but it just needs 19 secs to boot and sound works even with skype like brand new. If only they fixed the issue with hplip and kernel.......
netbsd 4 has sound inconsistency...

All in all - approved laptop for all BSD flavours (just do not use it with PC-BSD - mainly for esthetic reasons) :-D
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I use a Thinkpad T42p, with OpenBSD 4.3. Everything I've tried works quite nicely. All the Fn+F# key combos I've tried have worked (Fn+F3 for turning off the screen, Fn+F4 for sleeping, Fn+F7 for outputting the display to the VGA port, and Fn+F8 for toggling screen resolution). In contrast, when I briefly tried NetBSD, most of these combos did not work.

For sleeping, apmd has to be set as a startup daemon. I haven't bothered setting up hibernation, since that would mean repartitioning, which I don't have the time or resources for at the moment.
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Just got a HP Compaq CQ50-217CL notebook for Christmas.
I'll post the dmesg, but to sum it up:

CPU: AMD Athlon Dual Core QL-62 (1MB L2 Cache)
Memory: 2GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M
Audio: "NVIDIA MCP77 HD Audio
Networking: Atheros AR5424 -and- NVIDIA MCP77 LAN
Disk Space: 250GB

As you can no doubt see, there's lots of hardware by NVIDIOUS in this thing.
The only NVIDIA device which actually works out of the box is Ethernet. Interestingly, the manual for the 'azalia' driver states that MCP77 does work, although I continue to receive boot messages stating 'no codecs found'. If this is in fact a bug in the driver, I guess I should'nt be worried, as azalia is currently being worked on.

Atheros wifi won't work, either, although I just bought a separate USB wifi adapter to remedy this. The AR5424 is recognized by ath, but a quick
# ifconfig -M ath0
crashes the system.

The 'nv' driver provided by Xorg appears not to work either, leaving me to use the ugly 'vesa' driver which makes graphics rendering extremely slow.

Right now, I am using 4.4-release, but I will probably follow -current in the coming months.

Aside from poor audio and video performance, the machine runs very fast, and ACPI does not crash the system (although it doesn't appear to work perfectly, either). Using
% apm -b
I can successfully check battery status, but
% apm -S
does not suspend the machine.

All in all, it is a positive BSD experience, but not perfect. Since I wanted this for school/coding, I think that what I have will suit me well enough for the time being.

Code:
OpenBSD 4.4 (GENERIC.MP) #1812: Tue Aug 12 17:22:53 MDT 2008
    deraadt@amd64.openbsd.org:/usr/src/s...ile/GENERIC.MP
real mem = 1864462336 (1778MB)
avail mem = 1809268736 (1725MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: SMBIOS rev. 2.4 @ 0xdc010 (18 entries)
bios0: vendor Hewlett-Packard version "F.25" date 10/03/2008
bios0: Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ50 Notebook PC
acpi0 at bios0: rev 3
acpi0: tables DSDT FACP SLIC MCFG HPET APIC BOOT SSDT
acpi0: wakeup devices LID0(S3) SLPB(S3) MAC0(S5) AZA0(S3) P2P0(S5) KBD0(S3) PS2M(S3)
acpitimer0 at acpi0: 3579545 Hz, 24 bits
acpihpet0 at acpi0: 25000000 Hz
acpimadt0 at acpi0 addr 0xfee00000: PC-AT compat
cpu0 at mainbus0: apid 0 (boot processor)
cpu0: AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-62, 2000.30 MHz
cpu0: FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CFLUSH,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,HTT,SSE3,CX16,NXE,MMXX,FFXSR,LONG,3DNOW2,3DNOW
cpu0: 64KB 64b/line 2-way I-cache, 64KB 64b/line 2-way D-cache, 512KB 64b/line 16-way L2 cache
cpu0: ITLB 32 4KB entries fully associative, 8 4MB entries fully associative
cpu0: DTLB 32 4KB entries fully associative, 8 4MB entries fully associative
cpu0: apic clock running at 200MHz
cpu1 at mainbus0: apid 1 (application processor)
cpu1: AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-62, 2000.04 MHz
cpu1: FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CFLUSH,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,HTT,SSE3,CX16,NXE,MMXX,FFXSR,LONG,3DNOW2,3DNOW
cpu1: 64KB 64b/line 2-way I-cache, 64KB 64b/line 2-way D-cache, 512KB 64b/line 16-way L2 cache
cpu1: ITLB 32 4KB entries fully associative, 8 4MB entries fully associative
cpu1: DTLB 32 4KB entries fully associative, 8 4MB entries fully associative
ioapic0 at mainbus0 apid 2 pa 0xfec00000, version 11, 24 pins
acpiprt0 at acpi0: bus 0 (PCI0)
acpiprt1 at acpi0: bus 1 (P2P0)
acpiprt2 at acpi0: bus 2 (IXVE)
acpiec0 at acpi0
acpitz0 at acpi0: critical temperature 120 degC
acpitz1 at acpi0: critical temperature 120 degC
acpicpu0 at acpi0: PSS
acpicpu1 at acpi0: PSS
acpibtn0 at acpi0: LID0
acpibtn1 at acpi0: SLPB
acpibat0 at acpi0: BAT0 model "Primary" type LION oem "Hewlett-Packard "
acpiac0 at acpi0: AC unit online
acpibtn2 at acpi0: PWRB
acpivideo at acpi0 not configured
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1
vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x0754 (class memory subclass RAM, rev 0xa2) at pci0 dev 0 function 0 not configured
pcib0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x075e rev 0xa2
vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x0752 (class serial bus subclass SMBus, rev 0xa1) at pci0 dev 1 function 1 not configured
vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x0753 (class processor subclass Co-processor, rev 0xa2) at pci0 dev 1 function 3 not configured
vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x0568 (class memory subclass RAM, rev 0xa1) at pci0 dev 1 function 4 not configured
ohci0 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x077b rev 0xa1: apic 2 int 11 (irq 11), version 1.0, legacy support
ehci0 at pci0 dev 2 function 1 vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x077c rev 0xa1: apic 2 int 7 (irq 7)
usb0 at ehci0: USB revision 2.0
uhub0 at usb0 "NVIDIA EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
ohci1 at pci0 dev 4 function 0 vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x077d rev 0xa1: apic 2 int 5 (irq 5), version 1.0, legacy support
ehci1 at pci0 dev 4 function 1 vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x077e rev 0xa1: apic 2 int 10 (irq 10)
usb1 at ehci1: USB revision 2.0
uhub1 at usb1 "NVIDIA EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
pciide0 at pci0 dev 6 function 0 "NVIDIA MCP77 IDE" rev 0xa1: DMA, channel 0 configured to compatibility, channel 1 configured to compatibility
pciide0: channel 0 disabled (no drives)
pciide0: channel 1 ignored (disabled)
azalia0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0 "NVIDIA MCP77 HD Audio" rev 0xa1: apic 2 int 10 (irq 10)
azalia0: RIRB time out
azalia0: RIRB time out
azalia0: No codecs found
ppb0 at pci0 dev 8 function 0 vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x075a rev 0xa1
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
pciide1 at pci0 dev 9 function 0 "NVIDIA MCP77 AHCI" rev 0xa2: DMA (unsupported), channel 0 wired to native-PCI, channel 1 wired to native-PCI
pciide1: using apic 2 int 11 (irq 11) for native-PCI interrupt
atapiscsi0 at pciide1 channel 0 drive 0
scsibus0 at atapiscsi0: 2 targets, initiator 7
cd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <Slimtype, DVD A DS8A2S-A, 6H63> ATAPI 5/cdrom removable
wd0 at pciide1 channel 1 drive 0: <ST9250827AS>
wd0: 16-sector PIO, LBA48, 238475MB, 488397168 sectors
nfe0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0 "NVIDIA MCP77 LAN" rev 0xa2: apic 2 int 11 (irq 11), address 00:1f:16:47:6e:b8
rlphy0 at nfe0 phy 1: RTL8201L 10/100 PHY, rev. 1
ppb1 at pci0 dev 11 function 0 vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x0569 rev 0xa1
pci2 at ppb1 bus 2
vga1 at pci2 dev 0 function 0 vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x0845 rev 0xa2
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
drm at vga1 unsupported
ppb2 at pci0 dev 20 function 0 vendor "NVIDIA", unknown product 0x077a rev 0xa1: apic 2 int 10 (irq 10)
pci3 at ppb2 bus 7
ath0 at pci3 dev 0 function 0 "Atheros AR5424" rev 0x01: apic 2 int 10 (irq 10)
ath0: AR5424 14.2 phy 7.0 rf 0.0, WOR4W, address 00:23:4d:d6:f7:70
pchb0 at pci0 dev 24 function 0 "AMD AMD64 11h HyperTransport" rev 0x40
pchb1 at pci0 dev 24 function 1 "AMD AMD64 11h Address Map" rev 0x00
pchb2 at pci0 dev 24 function 2 "AMD AMD64 11h DRAM Cfg" rev 0x00
pchb3 at pci0 dev 24 function 3 "AMD AMD64 11h Misc Cfg" rev 0x00
pchb4 at pci0 dev 24 function 4 "AMD AMD64 11h Link Cfg" rev 0x00
isa0 at pcib0
isadma0 at isa0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: using irq 12 for aux slot
wsmouse0 at pms0 mux 0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: <PC speaker>
spkr0 at pcppi0
usb2 at ohci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub2 at usb2 "NVIDIA OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb3 at ohci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub3 at usb3 "NVIDIA OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
mtrr: Pentium Pro MTRR support
zyd0 at uhub1 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0 "Belkin USB2.0 WLAN" rev 2.00/48.10 addr 2
softraid0 at root
root on wd0a swap on wd0b dump on wd0b
zyd0: HMAC ZD1211B, FW 47.25, RF AL2230, PA 0, address 00:17:3f:6b:cb:9a
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hi all,
My first post here.
Running a Compaq Presario 904AE and a PCMCIA Belkin Wifi card with OBSD4.4
Code:
OpenBSD 4.4 (GENERIC) #1021: Tue Aug 12 17:16:55 MDT 2008
    deraadt@i386.openbsd.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC
cpu0: Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+ ("AuthenticAMD" 686-class, 256KB L2 cache) 1.53 GHz
cpu0: FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,MMX,FXSR,SSE
real mem  = 788029440 (751MB)
avail mem = 753000448 (718MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+ BIOS, date 11/25/03, BIOS32 rev. 0 @ 0xfd760, SMBIOS rev. 2.3 @ 0xdf010 (16 entries)
bios0: vendor Phoenix version "0F0B" date 11/25/2003
bios0: Compaq Presario 900
apm0 at bios0: Power Management spec V1.2
apm0: AC on, battery charge unknown
acpi at bios0 function 0x0 not configured
pcibios0 at bios0: rev 2.1 @ 0xfd760/0x8a0
pcibios0: PCI IRQ Routing Table rev 1.0 @ 0xfdf10/208 (11 entries)
pcibios0: PCI Interrupt Router at 000:07:0 ("Acer Labs M1533 ISA" rev 0x00)
pcibios0: PCI bus #2 is the last bus
bios0: ROM list: 0xc0000/0xf000 0xdf000/0x1000! 0xe0000/0x4000!
cpu0 at mainbus0
cpu0: PowerNow! K7 1525 MHz: speeds: 1518 1242 828 690 552 MHz
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (no bios)
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "ATI RS100 AGP" rev 0x13
ppb0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "ATI RS100 PCI" rev 0x01
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
vga1 at pci1 dev 5 function 0 "ATI Radeon IGP 320M" rev 0x00
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
agp at vga1 not configured
drm at vga1 unsupported
ohci0 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 "Acer Labs M5237 USB" rev 0x03: irq 11, version 1.0, legacy support
pcib0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0 "Acer Labs M1533 ISA" rev 0x00
autri0 at pci0 dev 8 function 0 "Acer Labs M5451 Audio" rev 0x02: irq 5
ac97: codec id 0x41445363 (Analog Devices AD1886A)
ac97: codec features headphone, Analog Devices Phat Stereo
audio0 at autri0
midi0 at autri0: <4DWAVE MIDI UART>
cbb0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0 "TI PCI1410 CardBus" rev 0x02: couldn't map interrupt
re0 at pci0 dev 11 function 0 "Realtek 8139" rev 0x20: RTL8139C+ (0x7480), irq 11, address 00:08:02:9e:4e:6d
rlphy0 at re0 phy 0: RTL internal PHY
"Conexant HSF 56k HSFi" rev 0x01 at pci0 dev 12 function 0 not configured
ohci1 at pci0 dev 15 function 0 "Acer Labs M5237 USB" rev 0x03: irq 11, version 1.0, legacy support
pciide0 at pci0 dev 16 function 0 "Acer Labs M5229 UDMA IDE" rev 0xc4: DMA, channel 0 configured to compatibility, channel 1 configured to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <FUJITSU MHR2020AT>
wd0: 16-sector PIO, LBA48, 19077MB, 39070080 sectors
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 5
atapiscsi0 at pciide0 channel 1 drive 0
scsibus0 at atapiscsi0: 2 targets, initiator 7
cd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <TOSHIBA, DVD-ROM SD-R2102, 1A16> ATAPI 5/cdrom removable
cd0(pciide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
alipm0 at pci0 dev 17 function 0 "Acer Labs M7101 Power" rev 0x00: 74KHz clock
iic0 at alipm0
spdmem0 at iic0 addr 0x50: 256MB DDR SDRAM non-parity PC2100CL2.5
"TI TSB43AB22 FireWire" rev 0x00 at pci0 dev 19 function 0 not configured
usb0 at ohci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0 at usb0 "Acer Labs OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
isa0 at pcib0
isadma0 at isa0
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8/8 irq 3: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pmsi0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: using irq 12 for aux slot
wsmouse0 at pmsi0 mux 0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi1 at pcppi0: <PC speaker>
spkr0 at pcppi0
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x378/4 irq 7
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: reported by CPUID; using exception 16
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0/6 irq 6 drq 2
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
pcic0 at isa0 port 0x3e0/2 iomem 0xd0000/16384
pcic0 controller 0: <Intel 82365SL rev 2> has sockets A and B
pcmcia0 at pcic0 controller 0 socket 0
wi0 at pcmcia0 function 0 "Belkin, 11Mbps Wireless Notebook Network Adapter, Version 01.02" port 0x400/64, irq 4
wi0: PRISM2 HWB3163 rev.A (0x8002), Firmware 0.3.0 (primary), 0.8.3 (station), address 00:30:bd:61:fc:e6
pcmcia1 at pcic0 controller 0 socket 1
com3 at pcmcia1 function 0: can't allocate i/o space
pcic0: irq 9, polling enabled
usb1 at ohci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1 at usb1 "Acer Labs OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
biomask ed45 netmask ed55 ttymask ffdf
mtrr: Pentium Pro MTRR support
softraid0 at root
root on wd0a swap on wd0b dump on wd0b
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OpenBSD 4.5-beta (GENERIC.MP) #0: Sun Feb 22 05:57:50 EST 2009
foo@workstation.workgroup:/usr/src/s...ile/GENERIC.MP
cpu0: Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU L2400 @ 1.66GHz ("GenuineIntel" 686-class) 1.67 GHz
cpu0: FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,P GE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,CFLUSH,DS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,S S,HTT,TM,SBF,SSE3,MWAIT,VMX,EST,TM2,xTPR
real mem = 2137419776 (2038MB)
avail mem = 2058502144 (1963MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+ BIOS, date 11/20/08, BIOS32 rev. 0 @ 0xfd690, SMBIOS rev. 2.4 @ 0xe0010 (67 entries)
bios0: vendor LENOVO version "7BETD7WW (2.18 )" date 11/20/2008
bios0: LENOVO 1705CTO
acpi0 at bios0: rev 2
acpi0: tables DSDT FACP SSDT ECDT TCPA APIC MCFG HPET SLIC BOOT SSDT SSDT SSDT SSDT SSDT
acpi0: wakeup devices LID_(S3) SLPB(S3) DURT(S3) EXP0(S4) EXP1(S4) EXP2(S4) EXP3(S4) PCI1(S4) USB0(S3) USB1(S3) USB2(S3) USB7(S3) HDEF(S4)
acpitimer0 at acpi0: 3579545 Hz, 24 bits
acpimadt0 at acpi0 addr 0xfee00000: PC-AT compat
cpu0 at mainbus0: apid 0 (boot processor)
cpu0: apic clock running at 166MHz
cpu1 at mainbus0: apid 1 (application processor)
cpu1: Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU L2400 @ 1.66GHz ("GenuineIntel" 686-class) 1.67 GHz
cpu1: FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,P GE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,CFLUSH,DS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,S S,HTT,TM,SBF,SSE3,MWAIT,VMX,EST,TM2,xTPR
ioapic0 at mainbus0: apid 1 pa 0xfec00000, version 20, 24 pins
ioapic0: misconfigured as apic 2, remapped to apid 1
acpihpet0 at acpi0: 14318179 Hz
acpiprt0 at acpi0: bus 0 (PCI0)
acpiprt1 at acpi0: bus -1 (AGP_)
acpiprt2 at acpi0: bus 2 (EXP0)
acpiprt3 at acpi0: bus 3 (EXP1)
acpiprt4 at acpi0: bus 4 (EXP2)
acpiprt5 at acpi0: bus 12 (EXP3)
acpiprt6 at acpi0: bus 21 (PCI1)
acpiec0 at acpi0
acpicpu0 at acpi0: C3, C2
acpicpu1 at acpi0: C3, C2
acpitz0 at acpi0: critical temperature 127 degC
acpitz1 at acpi0: critical temperature 97 degC
acpibtn0 at acpi0: LID_
acpibtn1 at acpi0: SLPB
acpibat0 at acpi0: BAT0 model "93P5030" serial 6596 type LION oem "SONY"
acpibat1 at acpi0: BAT1 not present
acpibat2 at acpi0: BAT2 not present
acpiac0 at acpi0: AC unit online
acpithinkpad0 at acpi0
acpidock at acpi0 not configured
acpivideo at acpi0 not configured
acpivideo at acpi0 not configured
bios0: ROM list: 0xc0000/0xea00! 0xcf000/0x1000 0xd0000/0x1000 0xdc000/0x4000! 0xe0000/0x10000!
cpu0: unknown Enhanced SpeedStep CPU, msr 0x06130a1f06000a1f
cpu0: using only highest and lowest power states
cpu0: Enhanced SpeedStep 1667 MHz (1196 mV): speeds: 1667, 1000 MHz
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (bios)
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "Intel 82945GM Host" rev 0x03
vga1 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 "Intel 82945GM Video" rev 0x03
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
intagp0 at vga1
agp0 at intagp0: aperture at 0xd0000000, size 0x10000000
inteldrm0 at vga1: apic 1 int 16 (irq 11)
drm0 at inteldrm0
"Intel 82945GM Video" rev 0x03 at pci0 dev 2 function 1 not configured
azalia0 at pci0 dev 27 function 0 "Intel 82801GB HD Audio" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 17 (irq 11)
azalia0: codecs: Analog Devices AD1981HD, Conexant/0x2bfa, using Analog Devices AD1981HD
audio0 at azalia0
ppb0 at pci0 dev 28 function 0 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 20 (irq 11)
pci1 at ppb0 bus 2
em0 at pci1 dev 0 function 0 "Intel PRO/1000MT (82573L)" rev 0x00: apic 1 int 16 (irq 11), address 00:16:d3:b5:6f:16
ppb1 at pci0 dev 28 function 1 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 21 (irq 11)
pci2 at ppb1 bus 3
ath0 at pci2 dev 0 function 0 "Atheros AR5212 (IBM MiniPCI)" rev 0x01: apic 1 int 17 (irq 11)
ath0: AR5424 10.3 phy 6.1 rf5424 10.2, WOR2W, address 00:19:7e:66:ba:6b
ppb2 at pci0 dev 28 function 2 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 22 (irq 11)
pci3 at ppb2 bus 4
ppb3 at pci0 dev 28 function 3 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 23 (irq 11)
pci4 at ppb3 bus 12
uhci0 at pci0 dev 29 function 0 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 16 (irq 11)
uhci1 at pci0 dev 29 function 1 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 17 (irq 11)
uhci2 at pci0 dev 29 function 2 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 18 (irq 11)
uhci3 at pci0 dev 29 function 3 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 19 (irq 11)
ehci0 at pci0 dev 29 function 7 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 19 (irq 11)
usb0 at ehci0: USB revision 2.0
uhub0 at usb0 "Intel EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
ppb4 at pci0 dev 30 function 0 "Intel 82801BAM Hub-to-PCI" rev 0xe2
pci5 at ppb4 bus 21
cbb0 at pci5 dev 0 function 0 "Ricoh 5C476 CardBus" rev 0xb4: apic 1 int 16 (irq 11)
"Ricoh 5C552 Firewire" rev 0x09 at pci5 dev 0 function 1 not configured
sdhc0 at pci5 dev 0 function 2 "Ricoh 5C822 SD/MMC" rev 0x18: apic 1 int 18 (irq 11)
sdmmc0 at sdhc0
cardslot0 at cbb0 slot 0 flags 0
cardbus0 at cardslot0: bus 22 device 0 cacheline 0x8, lattimer 0xb0
pcmcia0 at cardslot0
ichpcib0 at pci0 dev 31 function 0 "Intel 82801GBM LPC" rev 0x02: PM disabled
pciide0 at pci0 dev 31 function 2 "Intel 82801GBM SATA" rev 0x02: DMA, channel 0 wired to compatibility, channel 1 wired to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <TOSHIBA MK1234GSX>
wd0: 16-sector PIO, LBA48, 114473MB, 234441648 sectors
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 5
ichiic0 at pci0 dev 31 function 3 "Intel 82801GB SMBus" rev 0x02: apic 1 int 23 (irq 11)
iic0 at ichiic0
usb1 at uhci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub1 at usb1 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb2 at uhci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub2 at usb2 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb3 at uhci2: USB revision 1.0
uhub3 at usb3 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb4 at uhci3: USB revision 1.0
uhub4 at usb4 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
isa0 at ichpcib0
isadma0 at isa0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: using irq 12 for aux slot
wsmouse0 at pms0 mux 0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: <PC speaker>
spkr0 at pcppi0
aps0 at isa0 port 0x1600/31
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: reported by CPUID; using exception 16
mtrr: Pentium Pro MTRR support
ugen0 at uhub4 port 2 "STMicroelectronics Biometric Coprocessor" rev 1.00/0.01 addr 2
softraid0 at root
root on wd0a swap on wd0b dump on wd0b
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Been running Openbsd on this laptop for about 6 months (upgraded to 4GB OcZ RAM and to 60GB OCZ SSD) now, only problem i had was that i had to disable acpitz in the kernel, i use apmd -A just great on amd64 build.

My fingerscanner is supported but i havent found any software to manage it yet (suggestions plz). Also can't seem to get the OS to see more than 3GB of ram.

I also have 1 other HP tc4200 tablet with 1.73 Centrino and 1gb of RAM running my OpenBSD 4.4 firewall, snort, portsentry, aide and some other goodies, that also runs great with i386 build.

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Been running Openbsd on this laptop for about 6 months (upgraded to 4GB OcZ RAM and to 60GB OCZ SSD) now, only problem i had was that i had to disable acpitz in the kernel, i use apmd -A just great on amd64 build.
The 4.5 release will have several ACPI related changes, hopefully that won't be required.

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My fingerscanner is supported but i havent found any software to manage it yet (suggestions plz).
All USB devices are supported... ugen(4) will always attach if no other driver claims the device, ugen(4) being the USB generic device, programs utilizing devel/libusb are essentially substitute drivers.

See http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Main_Page, manual porting is required though..
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Also can't seem to get the OS to see more than 3GB of ram.
This is a common compliant, OpenBSD doesn't support PXE.

Just imagine the x86 has a 32-bit address space.. physical and virtual..

2^32 is 4294967296 bytes, or 4GB.

If you install 4GB of memory you expect to have 4GB detected, unfortunately.. memory isn't the only thing that's mapped into physical address space, legacy I/O.. PCI devices.. AGP aperture.. all these things have priority over the real estate.

In reality, the modern x86 computers has a much larger physical address space.. 36-bit.. 48-bit.. but in the end the architecture is still fundamentally 32-bit, 32-bit register sizes.. 32-bit immediate operands.. etc.. So when you install 4GB of memory only a portion of that is mapped below 32-bit physical, the remainder is mapped above that.

Understanding the architecture you decide to use will make the experience much grater in the long run, I won't go into the details of paging or PXE.. but the overall point I'm trying to make is that OpenBSD properly detects what the BIOS has indicated available.
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Greetings BSDFan666, thx for the suggestion on the fprint application, will need to try it one day, the ACPITZ i had to disable also need to be done in 4.3 (both i386 and amd64 builds) I am not so concerned about it though as it is working and the developers are doing a great job.

I am quite familiar with architectures of all kinds, i am not familiar with PXE pertaining to memory, I know the PXE from networking, I am clear that you are referring to adressable memory (virtual and physical) and am not to heartbroken over only seeing 3gb of RAM even on a Amd64 build.

Also I was looking at a Dell Inspiron 1520 with a broken LCD, good price, might be a good upgrade to my 1.73 HP single core running my firewall now.

Just noticed that in my previous post i did not mention what "this laptop" is, its a Lenovo T61, dam fine, sold my Macbook Pro (and my white Macbook with XP Pro on it ) support for WPA2 and other goodies (and of course OpenBSD in general) have made it GREAT to use OpenBSD on any of my laptops, hope there is more people doing the same its a GREAT operating system with excellent code.

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Apologies, s/PXE/PAE.. I was slightly intoxicated.
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The only NVIDIA device which actually works out of the box is Ethernet. Interestingly, the manual for the 'azalia' driver states that MCP77 does work, although I continue to receive boot messages stating 'no codecs found'. If this is in fact a bug in the driver, I guess I should'nt be worried, as azalia is currently being worked on.

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OpenBSD 4.4 (GENERIC.MP) #1812: Tue Aug 12 17:22:53 MDT 2008

azalia0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0 "NVIDIA MCP77 HD Audio" rev 0xa1: apic 2 int 10 (irq 10)
azalia0: RIRB time out
azalia0: RIRB time out
azalia0: No codecs found
if you get the same messages in 4.5 or -current, please file a bug report.
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if you get the same messages in 4.5 or -current, please file a bug report.
azalia improved somewhat as 4.4-current progressed; audio has worked somewhat for a few months on this machine, so no worries for me!
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I'm running OpenBSD 4.5 Release on my acer aspire one.

Code:
OpenBSD 4.5 (GENERIC) #1749: Sat Feb 28 14:51:18 MST 2009
deraadt@i386.openbsd.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC
RTC BIOS diagnostic error 80<clock_battery>
cpu0: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz ("GenuineIntel" 686-class) 1.60 GHz
cpu0: FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,CFLUSH,DS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,SBF,SSE3,MWAIT,DS-CPL,EST,TM2,xTPR
real mem  = 1597034496 (1523MB)
avail mem = 1534898176 (1463MB)
RTC BIOS diagnostic error 80<clock_battery>
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+ BIOS, date 10/06/08, SMBIOS rev. 2.4 @ 0xe8e70 (32 entries)
bios0: vendor Acer version "v0.3309" date 10/06/2008
bios0: Acer AOA110
acpi0 at bios0: rev 2
acpi0: tables DSDT FACP SSDT HPET APIC MCFG ASF! SLIC BOOT
acpi0: wakeup devices P32_(S4) UHC1(S3) UHC2(S3) UHC3(S3) UHC4(S3) ECHI(S3) EXP1(S4) EXP2(S4) EXP3(S4) EXP4(S4) AZAL(S0) MODM(S0)
acpitimer0 at acpi0: 3579545 Hz, 24 bits
acpihpet0 at acpi0: 14318179 Hz
acpimadt0 at acpi0 addr 0xfee00000: PC-AT compat
cpu0 at mainbus0: apid 0 (boot processor)
cpu0: apic clock running at 133MHz
cpu at mainbus0: not configured
ioapic0 at mainbus0: apid 4 pa 0xfec00000, version 20, 24 pins
ioapic0: misconfigured as apic 0, remapped to apid 4
acpiprt0 at acpi0: bus 0 (PCI0)
acpiprt1 at acpi0: bus 5 (P32_)
acpiprt2 at acpi0: bus 1 (EXP1)
acpiprt3 at acpi0: bus 2 (EXP2)
acpiprt4 at acpi0: bus 3 (EXP3)
acpiprt5 at acpi0: bus 4 (EXP4)
acpiec0 at acpi0
acpicpu0 at acpi0
acpibtn0 at acpi0: PWRB
acpibtn1 at acpi0: LID0
acpibtn2 at acpi0: SLPB
acpibat0 at acpi0: BAT1 not present
acpiac0 at acpi0: AC unit online
acpivideo at acpi0 not configured
bios0: ROM list: 0xc0000/0xec00! 0xcf000/0x1000
cpu0: unknown Enhanced SpeedStep CPU, msr 0x060f0c2406000c24
cpu0: Enhanced SpeedStep 1600 MHz (1276 mV): speeds: 1600, 800 MHz
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (bios)
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "Intel 82945GME Host" rev 0x03
vga1 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 "Intel 82945GME Video" rev 0x03
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
intagp0 at vga1
agp0 at intagp0: aperture at 0x60000000, size 0x10000000
inteldrm0 at vga1: apic 4 int 16 (irq 11)
drm0 at inteldrm0
"Intel 82945GM Video" rev 0x03 at pci0 dev 2 function 1 not configured
azalia0 at pci0 dev 27 function 0 "Intel 82801GB HD Audio" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 16 (irq 11)
azalia0: codecs: Realtek ALC268
audio0 at azalia0
ppb0 at pci0 dev 28 function 0 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 16 (irq 255)
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
ppb1 at pci0 dev 28 function 1 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 17 (irq 255)
pci2 at ppb1 bus 2
re0 at pci2 dev 0 function 0 "Realtek 8101E" rev 0x02: RTL8102EL (0x2480), apic 4 int 17 (irq 11), address 00:1e:68:96:2b:de
rlphy0 at re0 phy 7: RTL8201L 10/100 PHY, rev. 1
ppb2 at pci0 dev 28 function 2 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 18 (irq 255)
pci3 at ppb2 bus 3
wpi0 at pci3 dev 0 function 0 "Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 18 (irq 11), MoW1, address 00:1c:bf:a9:21:f8
ppb3 at pci0 dev 28 function 3 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 19 (irq 255)
pci4 at ppb3 bus 4
"JMicron SD/MMC" rev 0x00 at pci4 dev 0 function 0 not configured
sdhc0 at pci4 dev 0 function 2 "JMicron SD Host Controller" rev 0x00: apic 4 int 19 (irq 11)
sdmmc0 at sdhc0
"JMicron Memory Stick" rev 0x00 at pci4 dev 0 function 3 not configured
"JMicron xD" rev 0x00 at pci4 dev 0 function 4 not configured
uhci0 at pci0 dev 29 function 0 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 16 (irq 11)
uhci1 at pci0 dev 29 function 1 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 17 (irq 11)
uhci2 at pci0 dev 29 function 2 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 18 (irq 11)
uhci3 at pci0 dev 29 function 3 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 19 (irq 11)
ehci0 at pci0 dev 29 function 7 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 16 (irq 11)
usb0 at ehci0: USB revision 2.0
uhub0 at usb0 "Intel EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
ppb4 at pci0 dev 30 function 0 "Intel 82801BAM Hub-to-PCI" rev 0xe2
pci5 at ppb4 bus 5
ichpcib0 at pci0 dev 31 function 0 "Intel 82801GBM LPC" rev 0x02: PM disabled
pciide0 at pci0 dev 31 function 2 "Intel 82801GBM SATA" rev 0x02: DMA, channel 0 wired to compatibility, channel 1 wired to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 1 drive 0: <P-SSD1800>
wd0: 1-sector PIO, LBA, 7695MB, 15761088 sectors
wd0(pciide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 4
ichiic0 at pci0 dev 31 function 3 "Intel 82801GB SMBus" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 17 (irq 11)
iic0 at ichiic0
spdmem0 at iic0 addr 0x51: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM non-parity PC2-5300CL5 SO-DIMM
usb1 at uhci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub1 at usb1 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb2 at uhci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub2 at usb2 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb3 at uhci2: USB revision 1.0
uhub3 at usb3 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb4 at uhci3: USB revision 1.0
uhub4 at usb4 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
isa0 at ichpcib0
isadma0 at isa0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: using irq 12 for aux slot
wsmouse0 at pms0 mux 0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: <PC speaker>
spkr0 at pcppi0
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: reported by CPUID; using exception 16
mtrr: Pentium Pro MTRR support
acpibat0: BAT1 inserted
uvideo0 at uhub0 port 5 configuration 1 interface 0 "Sonix Technology Co., Ltd. USB 2.0 Camera" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 2
video0 at uvideo0
uhidev0 at uhub2 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0 "Logitech USB Receiver" rev 2.00/57.01 addr 2
uhidev0: iclass 3/1
ums0 at uhidev0: 16 buttons, Z dir
wsmouse1 at ums0 mux 0
uhidev1 at uhub2 port 1 configuration 1 interface 1 "Logitech USB Receiver" rev 2.00/57.01 addr 2
uhidev1: iclass 3/0, 17 report ids
uhid0 at uhidev1 reportid 3: input=4, output=0, feature=0
uhid1 at uhidev1 reportid 16: input=6, output=6, feature=0
uhid2 at uhidev1 reportid 17: input=19, output=19, feature=0
softraid0 at root
root on wd0a swap on wd0b dump on wd0b
My aspire has a crappy (slow) SSD, so I've used the 'noatime' option to minimise SSD writes. This should prolong the life of the drive, and it also has a nice speed improvement. In truth, OpenBSD has saved this laptop. It was unusable under WinXP because the SSD was so slow, but under OBSD4.5 it's typically quite fast .

The laptop came with an atheros AR5424 wlan card, but a mate donated an Intel 3945 card so I could use the wifi. I've got it working with my local wlans, but my university uses 802.1x authentication and thus far I haven't had any luck with wpa_supplicant. As far as I can tell, the wpi driver isn't supported by wpa_supplicant, although the man page for the 4.5 package was last updated in 2007 so I'm not too confident in the package itself...


I'm running xfce4.4.3, firefox, thunderbird, openoffice etc. I've also upgraded the ram from 512MB to 1.5GB, but I've never seen the usage rise above 400MB.

One thing that was concerning me was the lack of security via single user mode. By default, single user mode doesn't ask for a password - it will drop the user at a root prompt, no questions asked. Obviously this isn't a very desirable situation for a laptop, and in my mind it's probably more insecure than windows xp - so I manually commented out the 'secure' attributes listed in /etc/ttys. Has anyone else bothered to do this, or am I just being paranoid?

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One thing that was concerning me was the lack of security via single user mode. By default, single user mode doesn't ask for a password - it will drop the user at a root prompt, no questions asked. Obviously this isn't a very desirable situation for a laptop, and in my mind it's probably more insecure than windows xp - so I manually commented out the 'secure' attributes listed in /etc/ttys. Has anyone else bothered to do this, or am I just being paranoid?
The standard arguments in response to these questions are:
  • If the bad guys have physical access to a computer, all bets are off. What is of most concern is the data on the hard drive, & if safeguards were in place to thwart powering a system on, what keeps these dastardly types from taking the hard drive out of the laptop & mounting it somewhere else?

    This is why preventing access is more important.
  • Also, consider the situation where the root password is lost. How is a system (& more importantly, the data on the disk(s)) to be reclaimed? Again, by having physical access, the password can be changed without knowledge of previous passwords.
  • If the data is that important and/or sensitive,
    • Back the data up, & back it up often.
    • Consider using vnconfig(8) to configure the encryption of user (non-root) partitions. The root partition cannot be encrypted, but /home or other partitions can be. Likewise, encrypting an entire system is not that practical given the performance degradation.
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One thing that was concerning me was the lack of security via single user mode. By default, single user mode doesn't ask for a password - it will drop the user at a root prompt, no questions asked. Obviously this isn't a very desirable situation for a laptop, and in my mind it's probably more insecure than windows xp - so I manually commented out the 'secure' attributes listed in /etc/ttys. Has anyone else bothered to do this, or am I just being paranoid?
No, you are not paranoid. You are just ignorant about security. Sorry, nothing personal

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[*] Consider using vnconfig(8) to configure the encryption of user (non-root) partitions. The root partition cannot be encrypted, but /home or other partitions can be. Likewise, encrypting an entire system is not that practical given the performance degradation.[/list][/list]
There is "better" way than vnd driver. Read the manpage for softraid and bioctl. It works similar to cgd:
Code:
bioctl -c C -l  softraid0
Note that you can encrypt everything besides the root partition when installing from bsd.rd on the
common architectures e.g. amd64.

Example
Assuming that your RAID partition is sd0d, use the following command to
edit /etc/rc

Code:
ed -s /etc/rc
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until bioctl -c C -l /dev/sd0d softraid0; do done
All above being said the one who controls hardware actually controls data and there is no software solution
which can protect you from that.
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Both ocicat and Oko have explained the security aspect of your post, so I'll move onto the SSD issues.

pciide0 at pci0 dev 31 function 2 "Intel 82801GBM SATA" rev 0x02: DMA, channel 0 wired to compatibility, channel 1 wired to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 1 drive 0: <P-SSD1800>
wd0: 1-sector PIO, LBA, 7695MB, 15761088 sectors
wd0(pciide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 4


This is your controller and drive as detected by OpenBSD, it appears to be running in PCI IDE compatibility mode..

Now considering you have an Intel SATA controller, the AHCI specification might be supported.. Try looking in your BIOS for a relevant configuration setting, if you do find it.. you'll have to edit /etc/fstab first and change wd* to sd*.

Hope that helps, perhaps it'll fix the speed issues you're noticing.. Windows XP doesn't support AHCI without 3rd party drivers, this is why some vendors disable it by default.
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The standard arguments in response to these questions are:
  • If the bad guys have physical access to a computer, all bets are off.
I can understand this point of view for a server, but in my opinion it's a little off for laptops. I fully understand and accept that there is always the possibility for someone to own my machine by pulling the HDD out. In my case it's a bit more difficult - the aspire one has to be pulled to bits before you can get to the SSD, and it's using a ZIF socket or something, but I accept that anyone with enough persistence and know-how can get my data. If I was worried about this, I'd at least create an encrypted container for my data and mount it when I need it, or something.

I only have uni work on this laptop, there's nothing sensitive, so I'm not worried about the data as such. It was more the fact that someone could easily compromise the system if I left them alone with it for any more than 3 minutes that was a bit troublesome.

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No, you are not paranoid. You are just ignorant about security. Sorry, nothing personal
I don't think ignorant is the correct term? In my mind, ignorant people wouldn't have considered this, let alone bothered to do something about it... I don't make any claims to know anything about security, but I am making an effort to learn as much as I can.

I have read the bioctl manpage and noted that:
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Use of the crypto discipline is currently considered experimental.
It does seem relatively straight forward to achieve though, and I might look at it in future.

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Both ocicat and Oko have explained the security aspect of your post, so I'll move onto the SSD issues.
The problems with this particular SSD are pretty well documented over at the aspireoneuser.com forums, and people have turned to a range of different solutions to offset the issues under XP, but I'll be sure to look into this further anyway. In any case, I've seen a massive performance increase in the performance simply because OpenBSD isn't writing to the SSD anywhere near as much.

Thanks for all the prompt responses!
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