Re: powerbook 15" 1Ghz question ...
This one time, at band camp, Michael Flaig wrote:
>I thought about buying the Powerbook G4 15" 1GHz, but have a few
>GNU/Linux related questions. So I would be happy If someone who has this
>TiBook could give me some answeres ...
Model IV? see http://spacepants.org/hw/tibook/
>As far as I know
>- Powermanagement does work with latest Benh Kernels (suspend)
>- XFree86 work's but without 3D Accelration
yes, if you use Michel Daenzer's dri-trunk package, as explained on my page.
>- Sound works
>Do this components work?
>- PCMCIA Slot? (with pcmcia-cs? because of orinoco-cs monitor patch)
>- Modem? (heard that there is an closed source driver)
I haven't tried either of these yet.
>How long can you work with your powerbook on battery power?
Before I used Gnome 2, I was getting easily 4.5 hours (with the screen
brightness low and the cpu running in powersave mode). Now I'm getting
about 3 hours... i think Gnome 2 is causing my disk to spin a bit more.
>And how often do you hear the fan? how hot will it get?
hot when i use it, it's cold after sleeping for a bit.