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Old 1st June 2009
Mr-Biscuit Mr-Biscuit is offline
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Default NetBSD on a laptop: trying to make it work

Apologies for the disconnected threads.
My problem also comes to this part.

Any definitive howto's for NetBSD on a sony vaio, especially model pcg-grz530?

The laptop was a gift from my girlfriend's mother who got it from her job. Lost property, unclaimed, and vendor wouldn't take it back. They never had any reason to access the BIOS.
Currently I am downloading source sets. Will follow kernel config options.


Read that desktop background should be dark and minimalist window manager would be better to use. Windowmaker, no?

Physical device: Will a laptop cooling pad help? I am ignorant- without knowledge- of the use and ?proficiency? of such a device.

Laptop will run from 2 hours to 2 days before it shuts down. Any suggestions for controlling this would be nice. I need to have it functional for a 4 - 6 hour period with 12 hour breaks between.

I've used the FreeBSD manual page for copying the executable for a window manager.

Some packages from FreeBSD.org won't download. wget //source/url?

Grub is one of these.

Question again on linux emulation. Use netbsd40 compat?

I am searching, doing, etc. The manual(s) do(es) not have a howto for any of these questions.
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Old 1st June 2009
Mr-Biscuit Mr-Biscuit is offline
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Editing GENERIC.

Uncommented acpiverbose and apm.
Wrong move?
System now reboots constantly.

I see the sony I/O controller and jog dial in the config.
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