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Re: advanced power management and linux?

I just bought a dell inspiron 5000, with the svga (1400x1050) 15" screen.  I love it,
and I have never really liked laptops before.  I still prefer my desktop CRT for
video quality, but this is a NICE screen.   Debian installed on it fine, I only ran
into some problems getting the network interface (a 3com 3c575) to work during the
installiation.  I had to do a lot of putzing with modules by hand.  Other than that,
no problems.  I installed xfree4.0.1 from the binaries, I even watched a few DVD's in
linux on it.

-Aaron Solochek

Krzys Majewski wrote:

> >       It's very hard to guess. If you want silence, you live in a small
> > apartment and you have some extra cash, buy a laptop and you'll get in love
> > with it (but check the hardware, do not get a winmodem with it!).
> >
> This is very interesting! I hadn't considered laptops but now I will.
> Does anyone else have experience with running linux on a laptop?
> Can I hook up my parallel-port ZIP drive to a laptop?
> Can I hook up my monitor? My keyboard? My mouse?
> If I keep the laptop plugged in the whole time is the battery simply
> ignored, or does it slowly drain or leak acid over the years? Note I
> have no intention of using this putative laptop anywhere other than my
> desk, but it would be really exciting to have one! Last I checked the
> displays were getting pretty good too, so maybe I could junk my monitor
> while I'm at it. What are some good display technologies, anyone have
> experience sitting up all night staring at an lcd screen? Can you still see?
> -chris
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