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Laptops and linux

When using a laptop under linux, it is worthwhile to use some settings, for instance to decrease your power conumption. These pages are not finished yet.

Apmd Advanced Power Management under SuSE is managed by several layers : the apm kernel module, an apmd server and a script apmd-proxy. This page proposes some improvements to this script in order to increase battery performances and a kernel patch to correct some BIOS misbehaviour. Some settings are suggested to decrease power consumption.
Echos I use an Olivetti ECHOS P100D under linux for more than four years, but I have currently no time to put informations on line about this old laptop. Besides, I now have upgraded my laptop for a Lifebook...
Latitude Linux adventure continues, now with a Dell Latitude D510. This page describes my settings for this laptop and tells the story of the installation.
Lifebook I used to have a Lifebook C-6597 running under linux. This page describes my settings for this laptop and tells the story of the installation.
Lifebook2 Due to a hardware failure on my previous laptop, I now have a Lifebook C-1020 running under linux. This page describes my settings for this laptop and tells the story of the installation.
Linux The linux-laptop website is the ultimate reference for installing linux on laptops.
Revo I have a new computer in my family: a Psion Revo... This page describes how I make this handheld device dialoguing with my linux box. It covers both infrared and serial communication.

I will continue to maintain this page if I discover improvements in linux configuration.

Swsusp Software suspend is a kernel patch that provides the ability to suspend execution of the kernel without using any APM BIOS feature. This is really useful either if your BIOS is broken (for instance you have bought a larger disk than the original one and the BIOS is unable to handle it :-() or if you frequently swap from windows to linux because this feature allows you to save your linux session on disk instead of rebooting.
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Florent Chabaud
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