Linux laptops, revisited (can any sleep like my PowerBook does?)
jtanium at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 16:45:34 MST 2008
I've had several Dell Inspirons where sleep works out of the box with Ubuntu.
On Jan 18, 2008 4:18 PM, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> So I'm almost in the market for a new laptop. My old machine is a
> PowerBook 12" with OSX. Right now my choice is really between a
> Thinkpad T61 14" and a MacBook. I would be interested in the Thinkpad
> X61, but I really kind of like the trackpad.
> Now giving up OS X will be very difficult, but it's bearable if Linux
> runs well on it. People tell me that Thinkpads run Linux the best of
> any laptop out there. However I have yet to hear of any laptop (even
> the EeePC!) that can successfully suspend and resume like my venerable
> PowerBook has always done. Does anyone have Linux sleeping nicely on
> any laptop (especially a thinkpad)? I mean can I just close the lid,
> have it pulse it's little power light, then pop the lid and start
> working? I know many people have hibernate working, but that's not
> really what I want. Maybe Apple has spoiled me, but it seems like this
> is a basic essential function.
> What are my chances? Should I just abandon the idea of a Linux laptop
> and buy a MacBook?
> Michael Torrie
> Assistant CSR, System Administrator
> Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
> Brigham Young University
> Provo, UT 84602
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