Wesley Allen wrote:
What's your collective opinion of Toshiba laptops?
has got a decent machine (Satellite 1415-s173) for $999 and they actually
let me boot Knoppix on it to check out hardware support (everything
I have an old toshiba satellite ( 2595cdt ) which runs nicely for me on
SuSE 7.2. I have had it since 0ct/99. No problems. Have added memory and
put in a large hard drive.
The only thing I'm wondering about is the battery.
Battery life sucks. Like Andy I seem to get very poor running time. I
get an hour or less on battery so, for all practical purposes, I just
run it off the AC.
laptop doesn't let Linux read the battery info with either apm or acpi,
and I think this is a function of an incredibly bad bios
implementation. The demo models at Circuit City didn't have batteries,
so I had no way of checking this bug out on that brand. Does anyone
have experience with a Toshiba laptop t
I ran xapm and got a display which said I had 15% charge so I assume the
bios was readable. The 15% probably means little since the computer
has been sitting in its case inactive since the last WLUG meeting.
PS while drafting this email the % came up to 21 so it seems the xapm is
working as expected.