These laptops are compatible with the OpenIndiana oi_151a distribution. Contact Ken Mays through Openindiana-discuss for assistance.
Notes and/or specific usage instructions
Hangs after OS banner when booting from a USB DVD. With `-v', displays `pseudo-device: dld0' and `dld0 is /pseudo/dld@0' last.
Aspire One ZG8
Eee PC 1005PE
Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet works with fixed atge driver in oi_151a6. Wireless works. `vgatext' display driver works.
Stopped booting for 148
Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g driver missing
Ganapathy S A
Intel 82579LM (Lewisville) Gigabit Ethernet has no driver
Marco van Lienen
Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g driver missing. Doesn't show battery status.
|Hewlett-Packard||2710p||yes, oi_151a7||ACPI works, no Wacom driver. Everything works fine, secondary port for graphics card listed as unknown, but external display works.||Bryan Iotti|
|Hewlett-Packard||EliteBook 6930p||yes, oi_151a7||Works: WiFi, Ethernet, no driver issues after disabling Intel MEI/AMT. AMD Radeon HD 3400 only works for 2D acceleration, due to missing KMS. Incomplete ACPI support: no suspend, low battery life (2hrs).||Bryan Iotti|
|Lenovo||ThinkPad Edge E335||yes, oi_151a5|
The laptop has no CD drive but can boot off a USB device; to install OI I used a USB HDD with grub4dos in first partition booting an oi_151a5 ISO image and a second 1GB partition with the USB image. Note that the right (USB 2.0) port MUST be used during such setup.
Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek) works. WiFi (Broadcom BCM4313) does not work, not even with NDIS drivers based on bcmwl5 or bcmwl6 32-bit and 64-bit variants. SATA support is strange (sometimes works, sometimes doesn't), so Compatibility mode (IDE) set via BIOS is preferential. USB3 (XHCI) does not work, those two left ports don't even power up a mouse. The USB2 port (right side) works, also with a USB hub. Battery status and model shown OK. Card reader was not yet tested.
Sound system includes several devices (Realtek audio powering the speakers, AMD Radeon HDMI audio), both driven as audiohd; in my case Realtek was detected as dsp1/mixer1/audio1/etc. and I had to replace the links (/dev/dsp /dev/audio /dev/mixer etc.) to force it to be used for sound by default. ALSA audio driver mode works, but with hicccups; OSS and SunAudio play music okay, but quite a bit too quiet in my testing (like 10% of the volume on the same system under another OS).
Video adapter (AMD Vision E2 APU including the CPU and Radeon GPU) is not recognized as a "radeon" by "modload /kernel/drv(/amd64)/radeon" nor by X11, but works in correct resolution (1366*768) as "vgatext". Heavy video performs poorly (movies, videocamera tests), but during normal work/reading/browsing/development lags are nearly unnoticeable.
NOTE: The keyboard does not include such keys as Pause/Break and SysRQ/ScrlLock. Some can be emulated (Fn+P, Fn+B, etc.), but I did not manage to find all of them. There is also only a power LED indicator, so you don't see HDD working, CAPS lock, etc. NumLock and at least an emulated numeric keypad are missing altogether.
According to repairs docs, some variants of this laptop model can include an additional MiniPCI socket for WAN (3G modem) or mSATA SSD; my laptop does not have this feature soldered on (or I failed to find it).
The Intel Wifi Link 1000 does NOT work. The NIC is an Intel 82579LM which is not yet supported by Illumos.
Josef "Jeff" Sipek
|Lenovo||ThinkPad T520 (4240-5NG)||yes|
oi_151a7: No support for Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. No support for Integrated Intel VGA (generic VGA driver is used - 1024x768 only).
Workaround for illumos bug #1369: echo "set dump_plat_mincpu=0" >> /etc/system
Workaround for illumos bug #1723: echo "set apix_enable=0" >> /etc/system
The Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 does NOT work. As noted for T520 it is not supported by Illumos.
|Lenovo||ThinkPad W520||oi_151a||Nvidia Quadro 1000m and Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3 AGN). USB 3 interface NOT SUPPORTED, use USB 2 port at rear||Cameron Jones|
|Works, with VESA graphics driver. No Wacom driver for Xorg. Audio works through headphone output, no internal speaker. Disable system bell to avoid freezes. No 56k modem. ACPI works for battery status, no brightness adjustment. Networking and Wifi work.||Bryan Iotti|
cardbus does not work. nvidia driver does not fully support NV6200 Go chipset.
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