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On 16/10/2007, Beso <givemesugarr@...> wrote:
> the components inside seems very good and are well supported. the wlan works
> very good if it is from intel (it has opensource drivers and documentation
> so it works good). you may experience some problems with processor acpi.
> there's in this list a discussion of mine with another member about his
> acpi/processor problems with a core2duo t77.
Things tend to improve with each kernel version though...
> the acpi from acer usually is not very good, so yours might work well
> without problems. i think that it's best for you to try some new livecd and
> see what it gets into /proc/acpi/thermal/xxxx/trip_points
> and /proc/acpi/thermal/xxxx/temperature files. if you're
> able to read temperature and you do have the trip points (ie, the cat on the
> temperature file gives you a degree and if your trip points show you
> active, active, passive and critical temperatures in degrees) then you
> won't have any problem with the processor driver. control also the
> /proc/acpi/fan/ directories to see if acpi recognizes the fan(s) in your pc.
> if all this things work then your notebook should run out of the box very
Typically speaking the LiveCD lags several versions behind the latest
kernel.org kernel so it's not a 100% indicator whether things will
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