An actual Linux question?

Jeff Jibson jeff.jibson at
Tue Mar 26 09:12:25 MDT 2013

I had a HP dv9000.  ACPI was hit or miss from one kernel to the next.  It
was easy to tell if it wasn't going to work because it wouldn't shutdown
all the way.  It would get most of the way disabling the screen, but the
LEDs were still on.  It would still drain your battery and could overheat.
I hope you have better luck with HP than I did.

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 5:17 PM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at>wrote:

> Hey Everyone,
> I need to dual boot a fairly recent HP laptop into some flavor of
> linux and I need it to have X (because I like GUIs)
> I like Ubuntu but I hate unity and frankly battery life is a real
> concern on this laptop.
> Is there a lightweight distro with really good power management out of the
> box?
> Perhaps a distro designed specifically for laptops?
> Thanks!
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