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Re: [tlug] Favorite Linux laptops these days?
- Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 08:41:02 -0400
- From: Scott Robbins <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Favorite Linux laptops these days?
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On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 09:50:48AM +0200, Josh wrote: > 2012/3/26 Christian Horn <email@example.com>: > > > Still Thinkpads. Althou rumour has it that quality dropped, I did not have > > any bad experiences with my Thinkpads in the last years. > > I have a T420s (with SSDs!), and I love it... except for the battery > life, which is abysmal in Ubuntu 11.10. By default, using the nVidia > graphics, it gets around an hour. If you add a magic grub flag,  > you get something like 2 hours (using Unity; I use Openbox and get 30 > extra minutes). If you enable RC6 power management,  you should get > something approximating reasonable battery life, but you will need to > switch to the Intel graphics, and it is quite buggy in 11.10, so > you'll need to upgrade your kernel manually or wait for 12.04. Judging from a 20-30 page thread on Ubuntu forums, about the UX31E (Asus' answer to the airbook), there have been (not only in Ubuntu) some regressions in power management in the kernel. >From same thread, this is gradually getting better. Doing more googling (while investigating my own UX31E power management issues), it's apparently something where Linux lags behind Windows. -- Scott Robbins PGP keyID EB3467D6 ( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 EB34 67D6 ) gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6
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