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Oct 20th 2005, 08:08 PM
I am currently running slackware on my laptop, but I can't get most of the power management to work with it. I have heard that Breezy has good support for laptops "out of the box". Can others please share their experiences with me regarding kubuntu Breezy and laptops.
I installed Ubuntu Warty, and upgraded to Hoary when it came out but neither one provided me with any better power management support. I much prefer kde to gnome so I'd like to try kubuntu. I'll have to wait until I replace the cdrom on my laptop, unfortunately it's stopped reading anything. But when I do, I might try it.
Oct 21st 2005, 10:26 AM
I believe you will be pleasantly surprised. Breezy comes with linux kernel 2.6.12, which improved the ACPI support quite a bit. Still, it isn't perfect. For example, in my experience, the NVidia driver craps up the suspend reanimation, which didn't happened with the native xorg driver. Still, although it isn't quite perfect yet, breezy is a huge leap compared with hoary.
Oct 23rd 2005, 01:49 PM
the 2.6.12 is great. On Hoary I had to connect manually, (iwconfig eht1 blah blah...)
Now when the desktop open, i'm connected! :D
I have a dell, i did not have to tweek the power management either.
Oct 25th 2005, 09:31 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 1100. Kind of an older machine. Old enough for the cdrom to go south. FedEx is supposed to deliver my new cdrom in 3 days. I'll be installing Kubuntu when I get it. I can't wait.
Oct 26th 2005, 02:59 AM
Can't speak for Dell, but Breezy runs great on my Toshiba Satellite 1135-S1553. It's the only distro of Linux I've tried that properly handles the power settings. It also correctly controls the cooling fan. :)
Oct 27th 2005, 06:45 AM
i've used the live DVD on my laptop, and everything worked. laptop is a Gateway 7210GX, Mobile AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 512MB RAM, Onboard ATI Radeon Graphics. well, everything but the accelerated graphics of course. they are always a pain in the arse.
Oct 30th 2005, 12:12 PM
I've finally installed kubuntu breezy and all the power management tools: standby, suspend to ram, suspend to disk, etc., work. I'm very pleased with it.
Dec 15th 2005, 09:07 PM
I've had kubuntu installed on my Asus S5N lappy for 3 weeks now. Works great.
Jan 17th 2006, 11:44 PM
older thread, yes, but figured I'd mention my Gateway 7510GX is up and running beautifully. AMD 64 3700+ mobile, 1024mb DDR 2700, 100GB hitachi hdd, broadcom wireless, ATI X600 mobile graphics, Yukon audio... took a while to configure, but it's working..
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