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SubjectRe: any brand recomendation for a linux laptop ?
On Sat, 2003-01-18 at 10:49, Daniel Egger wrote:
> I'm using 2.4.x and 2.5.x kernels; no special version.

heh, i cant even compile 2.5 due to old binutils in yd2.3 :P

> A few pointers:
> You might want to check /proc/sys/kernel/powersave-nap is "1".

it is

> Any suspicious messages on bootlog? (Post if in doubt)


> What CPU does it have (post /proc/cpuinfo).
cpu : 7455, altivec supported
clock : 667MHz
revision : 2.1 (pvr 8001 0201)
bogomips : 665.19
machine : PowerBook3,4
motherboard : PowerBook3,4 MacRISC2 MacRISC Power Macintosh
detected as : 73 (PowerBook Titanium III)
pmac flags : 00000003
L2 cache : 256K unified
memory : 512MB
pmac-generation : NewWorld

> What clocks does it support according to /proc/cpufreq?
minimum CPU frequency - maximum CPU frequency - policy
CPU 0 667000 kHz (100 %) - 667000 kHz (100 %) - powersave

> What does the pmu say? (see /proc/pmu)
PMU driver version : 2
PMU firmware version : 0c
AC Power : 1
Battery count : 1

> What does the APM emulation say (need to run pmud to get reliable
> results)?
0.5 1.1 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x01 98% -1 min

> Are the infos from the battery accurate? I need to completely empty
> the battery without pmud every now and then to make the infos realistic.

Yeah, i run pmud (@(#)$Id: pmud.c,v 2001/12/07 11:31:46
sleemburg Exp $) and battery info appears fine.

> Normally Motorola cpus turn of unused units to save power,
> you might want to check that your system is really idle;
> when running setiathome for instance my notebook also gets
> warm and the battery is draining much faster (intersting
> fact actually, since common belief is that the current drawn
> by processor is far less that the sum of all other components).

I appear to get nothing like this, if i pull my power out with a full
battery the PMU says I have 152 mins of battery power (which seems about
right). I even ran the battery completely flat and recharged it as
suggested when I first got the laptop.

The whole of the laptop is warm, esp. around the CPU which is hot to the
touch all the time, even when the CPU is idling.


// Gianni Tedesco (gianni at scaramanga dot co dot uk)
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