My NetBSD laptop


Just giving some hardware info about my NetBSD system. Everything is working fine, except for the crappy Broadcom wifi card, but I’m planning to replace that soon :wink:

Hewlett-Packard HP ProBook 6460b (A0001D02)
pin@awesome-netbsd ~$ sysctl hw.machine_arch hw.model hw.ncpu hw.usermem64 
hw.machine_arch = x86_64
hw.model = Intel 686-class
hw.ncpu = 4
hw.usermem64 = 8480997376
pin@awesome-netbsd ~$ uname -a
NetBSD awesome-netbsd 8.0 NetBSD 8.0 (GENERIC) #0: Tue Jul 17 14:59:51 UTC 2018 amd64
pin@awesome-netbsd ~$ pcictl pci0 list                                     
000:00:0: Intel Sandy Bridge (mobile) Host Bridge (host bridge, revision 0x09)
000:02:0: Intel Sandy Bridge (mobile) GT2+ Integrated Graphics Device (VGA display, revision 0x09)
000:22:0: Intel 6 Series Chipset Family MEI (miscellaneous communications, revision 0x04)
000:25:0: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (ethernet network, revision 0x04)
000:26:0: Intel 6 Series Chipset Family USB (USB serial bus, EHCI, revision 0x04)
000:27:0: Intel 6 Series Chipset Family HD Audio (mixed mode multimedia, revision 0x04)
000:28:0: Intel 6 Series Chipset Family PCIe Root Port 1 (PCI bridge, revision 0xb4)
000:28:1: Intel 6 Series Chipset Family PCIe Root Port 2 (PCI bridge, revision 0xb4)
000:28:2: Intel 6 Series Chipset Family PCIe Root Port 3 (PCI bridge, revision 0xb4)
000:28:3: Intel 6 Series Chipset Family PCIe Root Port 4 (PCI bridge, revision 0xb4)
000:29:0: Intel 6 Series Chipset Family USB (USB serial bus, EHCI, revision 0x04)
000:31:0: Intel HM65 LPC (ISA bridge, revision 0x04)
000:31:2: Intel 6 Series Chipset Family AHCI 2 (SATA mass storage, AHCI 1.0, revision 0x04)
035:00:0: JMicron Technology JMB38X IEEE 1394 Host Controller (IEEE1394 serial bus, OpenHCI, revision 0x30)
035:00:1: JMicron Technology JMB388 SD/MMC Host Controller (miscellaneous system, revision 0x30)
035:00:2: JMicron Technology JMB388 SD Host Controller (SD Host Controller system, interface 0x01, revision 0x30)
036:00:0: Broadcom BCM4727 802.11b/g/n (miscellaneous network, revision 0x01)
pin@awesome-netbsd ~$ date                                                 
Mon Sep 17 12:23:56 GMT 2018
pin@awesome-netbsd ~$ pkgin list | wc -l                                   
pin@awesome-netbsd ~$ df -h
Filesystem         Size       Used      Avail %Cap Mounted on
/dev/wd0a          6.2G       114M       5.7G   1% /
/dev/wd0f          3.3G       120M       3.0G   3% /var
/dev/wd0e          9.5G       3.8G       5.2G  41% /usr
/dev/wd0g          8.0G       170M       7.5G   2% /home
kernfs             1.0K       1.0K         0B 100% /kern
ptyfs              1.0K       1.0K         0B 100% /dev/pts
procfs             4.0K       4.0K         0B 100% /proc
tmpfs              2.0G       4.0K       2.0G   0% /var/shm

Amazing how small a fully working* system can be :heart_eyes:
*awesome wm, firefox, GIMP, abiword, etc…


What are you currently using for WiFi? USB WiFi dongel or Ethernet ?

Also you might like this link :



Thx for the link :hugs:
I’m currently wired :roll_eyes: …but, I “happen to know” that a few laptops will be send for destruction at my working place. I also, “happen to know” that some of them have Intel wifi chips, so I have a couple of screwdrivers ready :wink:

By the way, thanks for maintaining this site. Just wish it could become a bit more active. I like it here :yum:


Your welcome :slight_smile: