HP EliteBook 840

I used this guide.


HP Elitebook G3 laptop Intel graphics

Add your user to 'video' group sudo pw group mod video -m youruser

Enable Linux compatibility kernel modules at boot time, add this line to /etc/rc.conf file. linux_enable="YES"

Or to load modules right away run

kldload linux64
kldload linux

Install packages

pkg install git xorg-server xorg-fonts-truetype gcr devel/glib20 xorg-fonts-type1 p5-X11-Xlib p5-PkgConfig xauth xrandr xinit libXft xrdb webkit2-gtk3 feh xf86-input-mouse xf86-input-keyboard linux-c7-libpng pkgconf ncurses xf86-input-libinput terminus-font drm-kmod xterm

Edit /etc/rc.conf file to contain kld_list=”i915kms”

Create .xinitrc and .Xresources files in $HOME dir

Run ee .xinitrc file in /home/userdir and paste following

xrdb -load $HOME/.Xresources
feh --bg-fill ~/.wallpaper&
exec dwm

Run ee .Xresources

! Use a nice truetype font and size by default...
xterm*faceName: xos4 Terminus
xterm*faceSize: 12

! Every shell is a login shell by default (for inclusion of all necessary environment v
xterm*loginshell: true

! I like a LOT of scrollback...
xterm*savelines: 16384

! double-click to select whole URLs 😀
xterm*charClass: 33:48,36-47:48,58-59:48,61:48,63-64:48,95:48,126:48

! DOS-box colours...
xterm*foreground: rgb:a8/a8/a8
xterm*background: rgb:00/00/00
xterm*color0: rgb:00/00/00
xterm*color1: rgb:a8/00/00
xterm*color2: rgb:00/a8/00
xterm*color3: rgb:a8/54/00
xterm*color4: rgb:00/00/a8
xterm*color5: rgb:a8/00/a8
xterm*color6: rgb:00/a8/a8
xterm*color7: rgb:a8/a8/a8
xterm*color8: rgb:54/54/54
xterm*color9: rgb:fc/54/54
xterm*color10: rgb:54/fc/54
xterm*color11: rgb:fc/fc/54
xterm*color12: rgb:54/54/fc
xterm*color13: rgb:fc/54/fc
xterm*color14: rgb:54/fc/fc
xterm*color15: rgb:fc/fc/fc

! right hand side scrollbar...
xterm*rightScrollBar: true
xterm*ScrollBar: true

! stop output to terminal from jumping down to bottom of scroll again
xterm*scrollTtyOutput: false

!To copy between xterm and other programs/documents/…
XTerm*selectToClipboard: true


Ctrl-Alt-F2 switch console to tty1 Alt-F9 go back to X


HP Specificd

/boot/loader.conf dev.rtsx.0.inversion=1


module_register: cannot register pci/rtsx from rtsx.ko; already loaded from kernel Module pci/rtsx failed to register: 17