[oclug] Re: Linux iBook support (Was the MacOSX v Linux thread)
bhall at linuxgruven.ca
Thu Aug 22 11:05:40 EDT 2002
Out of curiosity, what's the battery life like, and how's the video
support? I have a Compaq Presario 705 with an Athlon 1GHz and I get
between 1.5 and 2 hrs max. The laptop is ACPI only, and ACPI support
under Linux us still quite young, while it does power off on shutdown,
that's about as much power management as I can get. Can the iBook power
off the screen, and go into low power standby?
Also, how warm do they run, and do you get OpenGL acceleration?
Thanks for the info,
> On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 09:26:50AM -0400, Tim Hosking wrote:
> I bought an iBook to run Linux. I still have OS X somewhere on there,
> but I can't even remember the last time I booted into it.
> Linux is the environment that I'm familiar with, and I'm glad that I
> can stick to it regardless of what platform I use. I haven't had any
> problems running Debian on my iBook (beyond those that were caused by
> my own stupidity). I'm actually interested to know which caveats you're
> referring to above.
> OS X is nice, but I get more work done in Linux because I'm used to it.
> Warren A. Layton
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