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Default Lenovo Thinkpad T60 - FreeBSD Configuration Guidelines and Advices

This is my first post in this forum. So, I would like to say hi and good day to all members in this forum.

At this moment, I'm waiting my first laptop in my life, Lenovo Thinkpad T60 to be arrived to my home, with expectation period in 1-2 weeks.

As a newbie, during this "grace/waiting period", I would like to seek any guidelines and advices from all forum members for the best current practices to install, configure, and fine tune FreeBSD (in this case, 7.0) for laptop/mobile computing, which in in this thread, Lenovo Thinkpad T60.

As a starting and preparation points, I'm reading and subscribing following websites and mailing lists:

FreeBSD Handbook
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/

FreeBSD on Laptops
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articl...p/article.html

The FreeBSD Laptop Compatibility List - BSDGroup
http://laptop.bsdgroup.de/

freebsd-mobile -- Mobile computing with FreeBSD
http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/lis...freebsd-mobile

FreeBSD on ThinkPad T60 series
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/f...ch/009582.html


Tips from forum members:

caesius
Issue with ACPI and some of the hotkeys/fingerprint/other gizmos

Domenick
http://dsteinbrook.googlepages.com/f...-thinkpad-t41p
http://freebie.miraclenet.co.th/notebook/t42/
http://www.freebsddiary.org/ibm-thinkpad-t41.php

18Googol2
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki

Thank you very much.

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FreeBSD runs fine on (the much older) T23. IBM's pretty good for compatibility AFAIK.

Apart from perhaps ACPI and some of the hotkeys/fingerprint/other gizmos laptops have on them thesedays you should be fine.
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FreeBSD runs fine on (the much older) T23. IBM's pretty good for compatibility AFAIK.

Apart from perhaps ACPI and some of the hotkeys/fingerprint/other gizmos laptops have on them thesedays you should be fine.
Thank you for the reply.

After reading some material from FreeBSD, I've some confusion about -release, -stable, and -current.

As example, let's say I'm installing FreeBSD 7.0 -release, then after finish the installation, do I need to upgrade it to FreeBSD 7.0 -stable, and do cvsup every week/month like windowsupdate facility in Microsoft OS in every early months?

Or do I need to wait for 7.1 -release, and upgrade it from 7.0 -release straight away?

Off course, I'll not jump to -current because it is too much complicated for new user like me.

Waiting for advices and continue reading FreeBSD handbook.

Thank you.
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In addition to the resources you listed, these pages address some IBM-specific concerns and were helpful to me in installing FreeBSD 6.2, 6.3, and 7.0 on IBM T23, T41, and X22 laptops:
FreeBSD On Thinkpad T41p
FreeBSD 6.1 on T42
FreeBSD 5.x on T41 <---older but has some useful information
Good luck and I hope this turns out well for you. I am very happy with 7.0 on my T41 ThinkPad.
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In addition to the resources you listed, these pages address some IBM-specific concerns and were helpful to me in installing FreeBSD 6.2, 6.3, and 7.0 on IBM T23, T41, and X22 laptops:
FreeBSD On Thinkpad T41p
FreeBSD 6.1 on T42
FreeBSD 5.x on T41 <---older but has some useful information
Good luck and I hope this turns out well for you. I am very happy with 7.0 on my T41 ThinkPad.
That's very good websites. Although it is different model, but surely the guidelines given are priceless. I'm reading it now.

Thank you.
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Make sure to check out Thinkwiki, the most comprehensive resource for Thinkpad laptop, especially for those running *nix
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