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Re: Re: General Questions

On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 02:00:17PM -0500, Matthew Grant wrote:
> Thanks a bunch everyone. Thats were my next question was aimed.
>  I appreciate the tip on HD speed which I will try because I
> have never heard about it. 
> But what about Battery Life. My Laptop sits in a terminal  for
> 40 minutes before the power light starts to blink. But I was
> running X and compiling Busybox and It died after 15 minutes.
> Are there any OpenSource tools to completely drain the battery 
> Because it has been used as a Desktop for about 4 years and has
> never been unplugged. I hope I don't have to buy a new battery.
In case you reboot once in a while:
On my old Acer notebook I was told to go into the BIOS and let it sit
there until it gets switched off.
That operation usually lasts much longer than the battery warning
beeps/shutdowns you get when you're working normally.

Andreas Mohr

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