Re: I'm going to buy a new notebook
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> I've seen two notebook: asus M2410C and acer 291LCi.
> does anyone of you have got one of these laptop? Are they fully
> supported by linux? I can ignore the winmodem, I don't need it. And for
> the network adapter I can use ndiswrapper and wait for te driver that
> intel is developing.
> I'd like to know one thing about the built in wifi card: can linux turn
> it off? I mean, if I don't use the wireless network, can I shut it down
> so that it doesn't comsume the battery?
I have an Acer 291LCi.
The 291LCi has a switch on the side to turn the 802.11b card off.
I like my 291LCi. There are some ACPI-problems that I haven't gotten
around to resolve yet. It can't switch between CRT and LCD when
running in ACPI-mode.
I recommend the 2.6.1 (or newer) kernel with it, and Bart Samwel's
Using laptop_mode, some aggressive hard-drive settings and cpufreq
controlled by powernowd I am getting a little over 5hours battery life.
The Xserver-version in debian/stable is too old. But installing just
the xserver-package from unstable worked fine.
All in all, I am very happy with this computer.
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A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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