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 on Laptops
The FreeBSD Laptop Compatibility List - BSDGroup
freebsd-mobile -- Mobile computing with FreeBSD
FreeBSD on ThinkPad T60 series
Tips from forum members:
Issue with ACPI and some of the hotkeys/fingerprint/other gizmos
Thank you very much.
Last edited by worldofopensource; 19th May 2008 at 12:52 PM. Reason: Updating tips
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.
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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