Subject: Re: Kernel Questions (Installation related)
To: Uzair Aqeel, esq. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jolan Luff <email@example.com>
Date: 07/29/2002 22:27:32
In my experience, suspend would disable the PCMCIA/CF devices
just fine (under 1.5.3 snapshot and 1.6 betas). However, LCD suspend
(not enabled in the generic kernel) tends to corrupt the shared display
memory, making suspend a gamble.
I had a 1GB microdrive and an orinoco wavelan card, together they used
lots of power and I rarely got more 3.5 hours of life with the standard
battery when in active use. I bought the high capacity battery and got
a good 8-9 hours. My solution to save power was to halt the machine and
take out the battery when not in use. I did this more to lengthen the
life of the LCD rather than worry about power consumption. Depending on
the condition of your batter(y|ies), your experience may vary greatly.
Hope this helps,