Re: Is this 5150 summary accurate?
- --- In email@example.com, Allan Gottlieb
> I was planning to purchase a 5150 and read a number of articles fromupgrades,
> this group and read the two entries in
> Three areas seemed a little unclear: minipci wireless, bios
> and power management. Is the following a fair summary?buy
> 1. wireless: The truemoble 1150 works under linux, but the the 1300
> and 1180 do not.
> Question. If I buy the machine *without* a minipci, can I simply
> and install an 1150? In particular, are the antenna wires there (Idon't know, haven't investigated.
> know one is likely to be a little short?
> 2. bios upgrades: Issues have been reported with several, A23 andA24
> among others. Presumably a new machine will have a new bios(??);
> so I will have to live with these issues until a fix is found. Isee below
> see on dell's site that A25 is available. Has anyone tried it?
> 3. power management (ties in with #2). I realize there are acp vsbreak? I
> acpi questions. Is it fair to say that, given one of the new
> bios'es, one can build a kernel and arrive at an "acceptable"
> solution? That is, at least the machine can be suspended (either
> to ram or disk, ok if only one is possible), it will run at high
> speed when plugged in, and will cool itself enough not to
> realize that my definition of "acceptable" is very weak and a loti'm running A25. apm still does not work with this bios.
> more should work.
it seems compiling acpi patch into ur kernel is the only option atm
for power management on a 5150. a potenial problem is that there are
no DSDT spec files on the linux acpi site for 5150, although there
are 2 for 5100, which is (i think) fairly similar. looks like suspend
can be handled by swsuspend which uses ur swap partition to suspend
i haven't attempted all this yet (5150 arrived 2 weeks ago). main
problem is it won't power down without u pressing the power key. been
putting off looking into format of DSDT files ;)
> Finally, I didn't see a specific mention of the 7200 RPM 60GB disk.
> I assume there are no linux issues with this (it simply becomes hdx
> for some x).
> Thanks very much,