[ubuntu-za] some tests
dormakorp at vodamail.co.za
Tue Oct 5 08:56:20 BST 2010
On 10/10/04 02:57 PM, Quintin van Rooyen wrote:
> 2010/10/4 Helge Reikeras <helge.reikeras at gmail.com
> <mailto:helge.reikeras at gmail.com>>
> Thank you! This is great information for someone wondering which
> laptop to buy. It's a question we get a lot on the list.
> Also, on the FN key problem, you can type 'xev' in console and then
> type them to see if they register at all as keypresses.
> If you get output in console when typing them you may just need to
> remap the functions.
thanks will try that
> On 04 Oct 2010, at 2:34 PM, frans <dormakorp at vodamail.co.za
> <mailto:dormakorp at vodamail.co.za>> wrote:
> > Hi.
> > I had the opportunity to test Ubuntu 10.04 on two laptop this
> > and would just like to comment on that.
> > First was the Acer Aspire 5551
> > Everything worked...wonderfully, laptops "FN" hot-keys and wi-fi
> > worked
> > great, did a very quick ad-hoc connection with my wife's Win 7
> > machine,
> > and could emediatly browse everything on her system. The Lan
> > connection
> > also worked great.
> > Now for boot time it was extremely quick. just over ten seconds,
> on my
> > internal stop watch maybe a bit faster, its well worth it to
> switch of
> > between uses and you can still help a client on your system in the
> > time
> > most screens warm-up.
> > Second a Packard bell dots
> > Ubuntu install is very usable, fast for the Atom N450 processor
> in the
> > system and boot up in about 20 seconds on battery, battery life was
> > about 6 hours while updating the OS and having the kids play
> > afterwards...
> > What did not work is the FN Hot-keys, I still have to research that
> > and
> > will report back, the Bluetooth in the system is version 3, I still
> > have
> > to find out if I can activate that before I can report on it, In the
> > Win
> > 7 system have a app to switch it on when using the wi-fi hot-key.
> > Any ideas on the Packard bell system would be nice, I'll be
> using that
> > as my communication and programming system, after setting everything
> > up.
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