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NetBSD on Netbooks

Supported Hardware

The following list shows supported hardware when this page was last updated. If you have any updates, please let us know!

  Ethernet Wireless Graphics Audio Webcam Suspend to RAM SD Reader Hotkeys Comment
Acer Aspire One Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 (when suspending from console) Unsupported Supported in 5.0
Acer Aspire One 532h-2588 Not supported (AR8132) Not supported (AR9285) unknown Supported in 5.1 unknown unknown unknown (ugen0: ENE Flash UB6250, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 3) unknown
Acer Aspire One ZG5 Supported in 5.1 (Realtek 81xx) Supported in 5.1 (AR5BXB63) Supported in 5.1 Supported in 5.1 Supported in 5.1 Supported in 5.1 (with xorg from 5.0) Not detected when ACPI is enabled Supported in 5.1  
Asus EeePC 701 Supported in 4.1 Supported in 4.0 (with patch) Supported in 4.0, acceleration via x11/xf86-video-intel Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 4.0 Supported in 5.0  
Asus EeePC 900 Supported in 4.1 Supported in 4.0 (with patch) Supported in 4.0, acceleration via x11/xf86-video-intel Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 4.0 Supported in 5.0  
Asus EeePC 901 Supported in 4.1 Supported in 4.0 (with patch) Supported in 4.0, acceleration via x11/xf86-video-intel Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 4.0 Supported in 5.0  
Asus EeePC 1000H Supported in 5.1 Not supported Supported in 4.0, acceleration via x11/xf86-video-intel Supported in 5.0 ? Supported in 5.0 ? Supported in 5.0  
Asus EeePC 1000HA Supported in 5.1 Supported in 4.0 (with patch) Supported in 4.0, acceleration via x11/xf86-video-intel Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 4.0 Supported in 5.0  
Lenovo S10 IdeaPad Supported in 5.0 Not supported yet (revision not yet supported by bwi(4) in -current) Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 (needs "machdep.acpi_vbios_reset=0" sysctl) Supported in 5.0 ?  
Medion Akoya Mini E1210 and other variants of the MSI Wind Supported in 5.0 Unsupported (ral on OpenBSD) Supported in 5.0, accelleration via x11/xf86-video-intel Supported in 5.0 Recognized but not supported Supported in 5.0 Supported in 5.0 Partly supported (OK: webcam on/off, touchpad; Not: sound, brightness)  
Panasonic CF-Y7 Supported in 5.0 ? Supported in 5.0 ? N/A Prevented by NIC driver ? ?  
Samsung NC-10 Unsupported (new Marvell version) Supported in 4.0 (with patch; Atheros based) Supported in 4.0 acceleration via x11/xf86-video-intel Supported in 5.0 Not supported (but recognized) Supported in 5.0 Supported in 4.0 Not supported
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Installing NetBSD on a Netbook

You can boot your netbook from the network as described in our Netboot HowTo. After that, you can do a normal network install.

The usual steps to reduce power consumption as outlined in our Power Management documentation apply.

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