Computers compatible with Haiku (v2)


#1

Introductory notes…

A while back, the now obsoleted Computer Compatibility List (OLD!) thread was started, and is now seriously out of date, which led me to start a new effort in February with the New computer compatibility list thread. And up to now, I’ve been storing the new responses to a simple Google page called “Hardware List for Haiku” which I don’t think anyone can effectively see or use that well, and if people are taking the time to test and contribute, it’d be nice if they can see their efforts.

So, as of today, I’d actually like to also put that info here and make this a Wiki page so that anyone curious what computer models are compatible with Haiku can freely take a look…


Adding new hardware to the list…

A simple way to add new hardware is simply to use this Google Form, which guides you through several questions about your experience with Haiku.

Or, if you’re uncomfortable with using Google Forms, please paste and use the template below, then add your info to this page yourself. (Note, you don’t have to fill out all of the template; but please submit at least the top five!) :slight_smile:

Make/model: Fooware Desknote H2018
Type: (Custom/board, Desktop, Laptop, Notebook, Netbook, Tablet, VM, etc.)
Processor: x86/x86_64/ARM/etc. (Models and cores also welcome!)
Version: R1 Beta 1 32/64, or (Nightly h####-(gcc/arch type)
Your rating: (bad/does not work, fair/barely works, somewhat good, good/some things work, great, excellent/everything works)

Startup medium: HD/SSD; USB; CD; network; etc.
Started from: (U)EFI; legacy BIOS
Comments: Whatever you notice… but please keep it within a few lines for readers! If you have a custom build or unusual hardware in it, please make a note of it.
Other info: GPU, memory, boot options used, etc.


New computer compatibility list (February 2018 - present):


Desktops/workstations:

Dell Inspiron 531
Rating: Good (nearly everything works; e.g. the display, audio, ports, peripherals work, but no Wifi)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Startup medium: Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed)
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: I didn’t know there were boot options
Memory: 4GB
CPU: Athlon 64 X2 3800+
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS
Sound card: Nvidia MPC61 HD Audio (rev a2)
Networking card: Nvidia MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
Contributor: Anonymous contributor

Lenovo (model?)
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Nightly 32-bit (Unlisted hrev - September 2018)
Started with: Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed)
Startup mode: Legacy/BIOS
Boot options: Used (for info, see the guide)
Memory: 4 (GB)
Processor: Unknown
Network cards: Unknown
Additional notes: (None)
Contributor name: Anonymous contributor

Acer Aspire R3600
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Nightly 32-bit (hrev51795)
Started with: Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed)
Startup mode: Legacy/BIOS
Boot options: Used (for info, see the guide)
Memory: 1800 MB
Processor: Intel Atom 1,60 GHz
Network cards: Atheros AR5BXB63
Additional notes: (None)
Contributor name: Jens


Laptops, notebooks, and netbooks:

Acer Aspire One D269
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1
Memory: 1 GB
Boot options: Not used/discovered (for info, see the user guide)
Startup medium: External SSD or hard drive
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Contributor: Anonymous contributor

asus x554la xo1236h
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: Did not try boot options
Memory: 4GB
CPU: Intel i3-5005u 2.0GHz
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Networking card: Atheros AR956X
Contributor: Aksenov

ASUS U50A
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Nightly 64-bit (hrev51498)
Boot options: Not used/undiscovered (for info, see the guide)
Additional notes: Everything works (sound, wifi, video)
Contributor name: Kevin Adams

Dell Latitude E6400
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Nightly 64-bit (hrev51798)
Started with: EFI (by choice), from USB flash drive
Memory: 4 GB
Processor: 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
GPU: Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M
Sound card: Intel
Network cards: Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)
Additional notes: (None)
Contributor name: Peter

Dell Inspiron 15-3565
Rating: Good (nearly everything works; e.g. the display, audio, ports, peripherals work, but no Wifi)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1
Started with: Legacy BIOS, from USB flash drive
Memory: 12GB DDR4
CPU: AMD E2-7th Gen
GPU: AMD Radeon R2-7th Gen
Wifi card: Intel 3165
Additional notes: Webcam & Trackpad’s right-click is the only apparent non functional device.
Contributor name: N. T. Crotser

fujitsu lifebook c1410
Rating: Kind of works (gets to the Desktop, but barely; half of things or greater don’t work)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (32-bit)
Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: Tried boot options
Memory: 2.5GB
CPU: Intel T5500
GPU: Intel GMA950
Sound card: RealTek ALC260
Networking card: Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG
Additional notes: Boot option VESA mode, No WiFi, No Audio, No keyboard. Only Ethernet is working.
Contributor: Aksenov

Fujitsu LifeBook A512
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera )
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Startup medium: Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed)
Started from: Legacy BIOS / EFI
Boot options: Did not try boot options
Memory: 4GB
CPU: Intel Core i3-3110M
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Networking card: Intel N 6205
Contributor: hor410

Lenovo R61
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: Did not try boot options
Memory: 4 (GB)
CPU: Intel T7300 Core 2 Duo
GPU: Intel PM965
Networking card: Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG
Contributor: Anonymous contributor

Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd Generation
Rating: Good (nearly everything works; e.g. the display, audio, ports, peripherals work, but no Wifi)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: I do not know what this (BIOS/EFI) means
Memory: 8GB
CPU: Intel Core i5
GPU: Intel
Contributor: Anonymous contributor

Lenovo x140e Type 20BL-S00900
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (32-bit)
Memory: 8GB
CPU: AMD A4-5000
GPU: Radeon HD 8330
Sound card: HD Audio - Realtek ALC3202
Wifi card: Intel 7260AC FRU:04W3814
Startup medium: Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed); USB media
Started from: No, legacy BIOS
Additional notes: Comes with a Windows 8 Pro license embedded useually, use this to update the BIOS, so you can install the upgraded wifi card that works with Haiku. USB bot works, installing to SATA SSD/HDD works. Except for ACPI Buttons/backlight control etc… 100% functional once the wifi is swapped. Browsers are usable but a little laggy, native and QT apps run well though on this 1.5Ghz quad core.
Contributor name: cb88

Lenovo x131e
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Memory: 8GB
CPU: AMD E2-1800 1.7Ghz dual core
GPU: Radeon HD 7340
Sound card: HD Audio - Realtek ALC3202
Wifi card: Realtek RTL8188CE (works with UEFI only must disable CSM)
Startup medium: Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed); USB media
Started from: Yes, I started with EFI on (by choice)
Additional notes: The WiFi is the catching point on this one, it only ever worked for me with CSM disabled in the BIOS. the x140e + upgraded BIOS + swapped to intel wifi is a much better laptop. If you get one of these cheap it’s nice though only a dual core. Also I’ve ran 16GB of ram in these, the x140e probably supports 32GB.
Contributor name: cb88

Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Startup medium: Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed)
Started from: EFI (by choice)
Boot options: Did not try boot options
Memory: 8GB
CPU: i5-2520M
GPU: Intel HD3000
Sound card: Conexant 20672
Networking card: Intel N 6205
Contributor: Bartek

Lenovo Thinkpad x200s
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader) Version: Nightly 64-bit (Unlisted hrev - February 2018)
Additional notes: Pick the 1280x800 version, the 1440 have graphics glitches
Contributor name: miqlas

Lenovo X61s
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Startup medium: Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed)
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: Did not try boot options
Memory: 8GB
CPU: 1.4ghz Core 2 Duo LV L7300
GPU: Intel X3100
Networking card: Intel Pro Wireless 4965
Contributor: Knez

Lenovo X220
Rating: Good (nearly everything works; e.g. the display, audio, ports, peripherals work, but no Wifi)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Startup medium: USB flash drive, Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed)
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: Did not try boot options
Memory: 16GB
CPU: 2.5Ghz Intel Core i5 2520M
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Sound card: Intel HD Audio
Networking card: Atheros AR9280
Additional notes: Everything works except sound.
Contributor: Knez


Tablets/convertibles:

Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Rating: Kind of works (gets to the Desktop, but barely; half of things or greater don’t work)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: EFI (no legacy/CSM support is available on this machine)
Boot options: Tried boot options
Memory: 8GB
CPU: Intel Core i5-6300U
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 520
Additional notes: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, touch, pen, ACPI and NVMe Controller (SSD) don’t work. Requires ‘enable serial debug output’ (weird timing issue) and ‘failsafe graphics mode’ enabled to boot. You need to increase font sizes to be able to see anything on the screen.
Contributor: ksiazkowicz


Servers:

HP Z2 Small Form Factor G4 Workstation
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: Yes, I started with EFI on (by choice)
Startup options: Yes, I tried this
Memory: 16 GB
CPU: Intel Xeon E-2176G Processor
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics P630
Sound card: Conexant CX20632 5.1 HD Audio
Networking cards: Intel Ethernet Server I350-T2 2 Port 1 GB , Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (2x2) MU-MIMO
Additional notes: Use fail-safe video driver
Contributor: cocobean


Custom machines and/or boards:

Custom built machine, board, or Intel NUC, etc. (HomeBrew)
Version: Nightly 64-bit (hrev52394)
Rating: Somewhat okay (i.e. the display works, but there’s no sound or mouse) Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: Yes, I tried this
Memory: 8 GB
CPU: Ryzen 5 2400G
GPU: Radeon RX Vega 11
Additional notes: Only 4GB usable. Only VESA graphics. USB problems
Contributor: Anonymous contributor

Custom built machine, board, or Intel NUC, etc. (HomeBrew)
Version: Nightly 64-bit (hrev52394)
Rating: Somewhat okay (i.e. the display works, but there’s no sound or mouse) Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: Yes, I tried this
Memory: 16 GB
CPU: AMD A8-5600K
GPU: AMD Radeon RX560
Networking card: Realtek Network
Additional notes: Network speed too slow. VESA needed due to Ultrawide display. No sound through DP
Contributor: Anonymous contributor

Asrock Fata1ity gaming/ITX board
Rating: Good (nearly everything works; e.g. the display, audio, ports, peripherals work, but no Wifi)
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1
CPU: Ryzen 1700x
GPU: Vega FE
Memory: 16GB ram
Additional notes: only boots with 4GB limit enabled in bootloader + failsafe video, its rediculously fast though for a Haiku box. Built in Wifi works as it’s a compatible intel chipset, ethernet works.
Contributor: cb88


Thin clients:

HP t5720
Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera or fingerprint reader)
Haiku version: Haiku R1 Beta 1
CPU: Transmeta Efficieon
Memory: 1GB
Additional notes: it can boot Haiku from USB and do simple tasks, web browsing is possible but is pushing it, Netsurf would be fine for this PC. If you use a CF to IDE adapter you can upgrade the storage of this PC easily or put an IDE HDD/SSD in it. I would lean toward an HDD as it will survive disk swapping better. It is very low power… I intend to use it as an always on IRC box.
Contributor: cb88


VM sessions:

Host: Laptop, (HP Pavilion)
Haiku version: February 2018 (Nightly 64-bit)
Boot options: Not used/undiscovered (for options, see the guide)
VM client: Unknown
Rating: Good (nearly everything works; e.g. the display, audio, ports, peripherals work, but no Wifi)
Additional comments: I ran Haiku inside a virtual machine with 1 out of 8 CPUs and 1024 gb ram
Contributor name: Anonymous


The old computer compatibility list is in its original thread. All models contributed to that list have been placed in the last post of that thread; please do not add anything else to it!


#2

To the contributor of the Acer Aspire One D269 info via the form, thank you! It should be added to the list above.


#3

There’s one legacy (alpha 4) contribution which was shared on the form; I’ve updated the form and removed alpha 4 as an option as it is no longer supported by Haiku and is very old (although users are still free to submit whatever they want under Other). As such, this listing will not be listed up top with the recent hardware as “Haiku Vintage (Alpha 4)” was selected:

Model: Dell Optiplex GX 280
Rating: Somewhat okay (i.e. the display works, but there’s no sound or mouse)
Startup medium: USB (external) optical drive (CD/DVD media)
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Additional notes: Only needs a suitable video card to get something on screen. The rest all works.

Note to contributor: Thanks for your addition. Please give a recent Nightly or the Beta a try on your Optiplex, both of which still have a 32-bit edition.


#4

waddlesplash has a list of computers tested with the beta… see here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14lcdmBJ6N2-oxYNCW0ndVS8IdepCCXv6zG5VVdxWxKE/edit?usp=sharing

Also according to the following Intel NUC hardware works well (avoid high end Vega graphics models for now) Hardware for build

Just to summarize my own personal Hardware:

Lenovo x131e (filled out the form so removed description here).

Lenovo x140e (ditto)

Asrock Fata1ity gaming/ITX board + Ryzen 1700x + Vega FE + 16GB ram = only boots with 4GB limit enabled in bootloader + failsafe video, its rediculously fast though for a Haiku box. Built in Wifi works as it’s a compatible intel chipset, ethernet works.

HP T5720 this is actually a thin client with a Transmeta Efficieon + 1GB ram it can boot Haiku from USB and do simple tasks, web browsing is possible but is pushing it, Netsurf would be fine for this PC. If you use a CF to IDE adapter you can upgrade the storage of this PC easily or put an IDE HDD/SSD in it. I would lean toward an HDD as it will survive disk swapping better. It is very low power… I intend to use it as an always on IRC box.


#6

Thank you @cb88 for your info! I’ve added both models to the main list above and should add them to the hardware site soon.

Now this is really exciting to see:

And I do wonder… now that I know there’s an official effort happening (I didn’t know this was here up until now), I wonder if I should redirect everyone to the list by @waddlesplash and/or merge the ‘R1 beta’ contributions listed above to that list? Hopefully, you guys will let me know! :smiley:

In any case, coolness! Glad to see more hardware is being tested with Haiku. :slight_smile:


#7

Thanks @cocobean for your contribution to the listing; it’s been added to the list above.


#8

I’ve tested USB and HDD boot on both those but not USB CD boot though I’m sure it would work… I must have selected the wrong radio button, would be nice if they were checkboxs.


#9

Added new hardware via form to top post under custom configurations (again, thanks to the contributor):

Custom machines/boards:

Custom built machine, board, or Intel NUC, etc. (HomeBrew)
Version: Nightly 64-bit (hrev52394)
Rating: Somewhat okay (i.e. the display works, but there’s no sound or mouse) Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: Yes, I tried this
Memory: 8 GB
CPU: Ryzen 5 2400G
GPU: Radeon RX Vega 11
Additional notes: Only 4GB usable. Only VESA graphics. USB problems
Contributor: Anonymous contributor

Custom built machine, board, or Intel NUC, etc. (HomeBrew)
Version: Nightly 64-bit (hrev52394)
Rating: Somewhat okay (i.e. the display works, but there’s no sound or mouse) Startup medium: USB flash drive
Started from: Legacy BIOS
Boot options: Yes, I tried this
Memory: 16 GB
CPU: AMD A8-5600K
GPU: AMD Radeon RX560
Networking card: Realtek Network
Additional notes: Network speed too slow. VESA needed due to Ultrawide display. No sound through DP
Contributor: Anonymous contributor


#10

Noted; I’ve changed this to internal HD/SSD and USB media (and have also added checkboxes to that section of the form). :slight_smile:


#11

@cb88, I’ve added in the two models you mentioned in an earlier post. Thanks for adding them! (I’d kindly ask though to please mention the Haiku version and your rating in the future, as I guessed for both: r1beta1, rating: good).


#12

Added new hardware via form to top post under laptops (again, thank you to the contributor):

Wanted to also add that if any of the Haiku devs/admins, (such as @humdinger, @waddlesplash, @PulkoMandy, etc.) would like to view the latest submitted data or merge it with any other databases, the entries for the compatibility list are stored nicely in a spreadsheet here.


#13

No the HP T5720 fully works… its just a low end machine relative to modern standards mainly in that it only supports 1GB max of ram.


#14

Changed rating in the top list for the t5720 as ‘excellent’.


#15

Added new hardware via form to top post under tablets (again, thank you to the contributor):


#16

The Radeon HD 5450 works ok with an HP dc7800


#17

@kenan1099, thanks for the info… but what version of Haiku was this with? How does the rest of the machine do with Haiku?


Running Haiku R1/beta1 on one-decade-old Mac laptops
#18

Thank you to Bartek and also the anonymous contributor for contributing your hardware to the list. It’s been added to the main post above.


#19

Thank you for your contribution to the Haiku hardware list!


#20

Thank you @Knez and @Aksenov for your contributions to the Haiku hardware list!


#21

Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Rating: Excellent (everything works… except maybe the camera )
Version: Haiku R1 Beta 1 (64-bit)
Startup medium: Internal SSD or hard drive (imaged or installed)
Started from: Legacy BIOS / EFI
Boot options: Did not try boot options
Memory: 4GB
CPU: Intel Core i3-3110M
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Networking card: Intel N 6205