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Re: powerbook 15" 1Ghz question ...

On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 11:11:13PM +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-04-16 at 16:16, Michael Flaig wrote:


> Good, I just got mine today ;)

i wonder if you have all notebooks released by apple *g*
> > How long can you work with your powerbook on battery power?
> I haven't had it for long enough yet ;) I set it up so that it switches
> the CPU to 667Mhz when running on battery, it seem to have reasonable
> consumption, I suspect it can go up to 4 hours, maybe more if you are
> careful.

I expected more than 4 hrs. at medium display brightness ...
So I ask myself why to buy an 1Ghz if I get only get up to 4 hours on
battery if I switch back to 667 Mhz...

Do you know If there will be an Powerbook with bigger battery or an G4
with lower power consumption in the near future?

> No problem like that I know about. I'm not sure yet about that toasted
> ibook is really a linux issue btw. I suspect there may be a batch of
> faultly ibooks around... And so far, it really only ever happened on
> ibook 800s.

ok, thanks!

> The fan is variable speed. I often hear it at low speed when working on
> AC power (1Ghz), doing some 3D stuff or kernel compiles kicks it to
> full speed.

this would be OK!

Hey and I also want to thank you for your work on the powermac support
in the Linux Kernel!



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