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||Posted: Sep. 17 2007,03:32
|Quote (Juanito @ Sep. 16 2007,02:15)|
|I use dsl/dsl-n from usb on a Dell Latitude D400 - acpi works (except suspend) with only the "apm=off" boot code. In dsl-n, cpufreq and laptop-mode-tools (see cpufreq-combo mydsl extension) effectively double battery life.|
I'm using a C610; acpi seemed to load okay, and overrode apm, although I'm not sure what the advantage is because the function keys, including suspend, work with apm. Try setting acpi=off and using apm; I'll bet your suspend function works. Maybe battery time gets sacrificed, I don't know (I'll check out tools, although most battery time indicators mean squat .
Using dma speeds things up by 3-4x as evidenced by booting knoppix toram and roughly 2x when booting dsl from an ext2 usb stick - it seems you get a transfer speed display on boot with ext2 but not fat/fat32
Nice stats on the DMA! I haven't booted it up since getting suspend mode working
Edit: After reading more about acpi vs apm, I'm guessing that DSL provides better support for apm than the newer acpi (probably why the function keys/suspend mode, etc don't work with acpi).