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I have an UL50Ag running Fedora 12. The battery life is usually between
6-7 hours (powertop squeezes out maybe another hour), using wifi,
highest brightness and all. The function keys are all working, except
the brightness control. I managed to 'unflip' the camera in skype with
the workaround suggested on this list. Microphone doesn't seem to be
working, but I haven't rechecked in some time now.
It seems like the biggest problem with the UL-series and linux is the
nvidia-card, which I don't have, so maybe you could disable it and use
the intel chip? 2 hours of battery life seems awfully low, I'd also
recommend checking if you have the right battery.
I've already seen some improvement with recent kernels (power-management
wasn't working initially), so I'm confident that the other stuff will
also be resolved soon :)
On 31/05/10 14:21, ben van 't ende wrote:
I just want to let you know me and my Asus are around as well ;-) I am basically
very happy with the machine running on Lucid Lynx. The reason I bought the Asus
is because of it's design and because of the promise of a long battery life. At
the moment I think I do not even manage 2 hours. I have an eeepc 1005 as well,
which performs absolutely beautiful with Lucid Lynx. That might also be due to
the eeepc utilities. Only half of my finction keys are working unfortunately. I
don't consider that a huge problem though.
I have noticed that some work is being done to let these hybrid machines work
with Linux. I would like to imagine the situation will have largely improved in
half a year or a year and that we have these things functioning properly with
Ubuntu or Linux for that matter. What do you think?
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From: ben van 't ende, 2010-05-31