If your computer works with OpenBSD out-of-the-box,
submit your dmesg to NYC*BUG and send me the link.
Don’t forget to send dmesg to developers.

Tested on various OpenBSD releases. Check my current setup

OpenBSD compatible hardware

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen)

14" FHD/WQHD, 7th Gen Intel i5/i7, 1.13 kg

tested by  romanzolotarev on 6.3 and 6.4
           jcs on 6.2-current (2017-12-14)

fpr        patch for libfprint required
cam        not tested
wifi       iwm(4) required
lcd        xbacklight(1)

          fan is off most of a time
           turns on, when CPU > 60°C

ethernet (em), video, HDMI, headphones, mic, speakers,
keyboard backlight, mute, vol up/down,
touchpad, trackpoint, usb, usb-c, sd,
battery (9 hours), ZZZ, zzz

ZOTAC CI527 Nano

7th Gen Intel i3, passive cooling

tested by  romanzolotarev on 6.3 and 6.4

zzz        doesn't resume from suspend
video      S3 resume doesn't work, the rest is ok
dp         DisplayPort not tested
usb-c      not tested

wifi       iwm(4) required
          43°C, fanless

ethernet (re/em), HDMI, headphones, mic,
usb, sd, ZZZ


What hardware is supported?

OpenBSD runs on a dozen of platforms, but binary packages of popular programs are availble only for amd64 and i386.

What platform to choose for Intel® 64-bit processors?

OpenBSD amd64. For example, it runs on Core™ i3, i5, i7.

What about 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors?

OpenBSD amd64 works well, but these computers are not well supported yet. For example, they have an issue with suspend/resume.

Can I run OpenBSD on MacBook?

Probably. I heard some models are compatible.

I’ve tried few times to install OpenBSD on my MacBooks, but it was a bit of a fiasco (thanks to Nvidia and Broadcom). That’s why I bought new computers, just to run this wonderful operating system.

Any known issues?

For Intel network devices (LAN and WiFi) OpenBSD downloads and install firmware on its first boot.

Only few wireless chipsets are supported.
NVIDIA® video chipsets, and USB3 audio are not supported.

Bluetooth doesn’t work because, well, it has been removed.

“I’m not very familiar, but the implementation had too many issues for it to be salvageable, it was treated like a network protocol which turned out to be the wrong design. Commit message suggests it also simply didn’t work: marc.info?l=openbsd-cvs…"
Bryan Steele (@canadianbryan)