[PC-BSD Public] Laptop for PCBSD

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Sat Apr 5 00:11:19 PDT 2014


On Sat, Apr 05, 2014 at 04:36:17PM +1300, Sam Lin wrote:
> Hi Kris and all other that have replied to my question,
> 
> Thanks everyone for sharing their opinions/experience on the laptops for 
> PCBSD.
> 
> The reason why I thought I would go with T540p rather than T530 (or 
> other older models) was mainly because T540p is a relatively new model 
> and most importantly T540p has a numeric keypad. However as I myself and 
> many of you have been concerned there are quite a few uncertainty namely 
> the compatibility (particularly the graphics/bios/optimus etc), I think 
> for now my safest option would be go get a T530 from eBay rather than a 
> T540p as T series are quite costly and I really don't want to spend the 
> money for T540p and found that it being unsatisfactory for my use. As 
> for numeric keypad a workaround would be using an external usb/wireless 
> numeric keypad with T530 (I should have thought of that...).
> 
> Would any usb and/or wireless numeric keypad compatible with PCBSD? Or 
> is there anything I need to be aware of regarding using numeric keypad 
> on PCBSD?

The USB keypads should work out of the box, working as a regular
keyboard.
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