powerpc laptop issues
albert at pensament.net
Tue Jan 3 06:52:52 GMT 2006
Kubuntu 5.10 on a PowerBook 3.5 1GHz 512 MB RAM, CD-RW/DVD-R
Following a suggestion from Jonathan Riddell, I'm posting these requests here:
- updatedb: when my laptop is on battery, the last thing I want is for its
energy to be spent unwisely. Running the cron job for the updatedb, which
runs for several minutes consuming lots of chip resources, is a very poor
choice. I have no clue as to whether one can make the updatedb process run if
and only if the laptop is not on battery. The pbbuttons daemon should be
queried for such information.
- airport wireless card: every time the computer wakes up, the airport is
powered up, or so does a screen message claim. This is not desirable, at
least for battery energy preservation, and further for security issues. If
the airport card was not up when I put the computer to sleep, so it should
remain when I wake it up. Having to run 'sudo iwconfig eth1 power off' every
time is not very practical.
- kwifimanager: it does not work, nor it did not work at all in Hoary. What is
the best replacement, other than manually configuring files under /etc/ ?
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