Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th May 2005 08:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We got in a new loaner from LinuxCertified.com, the brand new LC2210D model: a Centrino 1.80 GHz CPU, 512 MBs of RAM, Intel Extreme gfx card, 40 GB drive and a 14" XGA TFT screen. The laptop comes with the latest Ubuntu installed and sells for $1249. Read more for our review.
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Re: Couple of points
by Matthew Garrett on Mon 9th May 2005 11:40 UTC

The idea that a laptop's failure to suspend on lid close means that acpi isn't supported is (a) moderately common, and (b) entirely untrue. That's a deliberate configuration decision due to there being no time to produce a decent user-level configuration UI. Sleep must be triggered from the sleep button or the Gnome logout dialogue.

I can't comment on this specific piece of hardware. I'd be surprised if it didn't suspend to RAM correctly under Ubuntu, but it's a possibility. My suspicion is that Linuxcertified use the same kernel across all their supported distributions, and as a result have lost some of the laptop support from Ubuntu. It's an entirely reasonable thing to do.