March 24th, 2002, 08:59 PM #1
Installing Mandrake 8.2 on Sony Vaio Laptop
I have the FXA-49 and would like to put Mandrake on it. Partitioned with the XP. The FXA-49 is very similar to the FXA-32 in the article.
Do you see any troubles that I didn't catch?
The 56K modem seems to be the main problem, but not an issue for me.
But what is this:
Gads! APM standby/resume freezes the machine. Interestingly I can quickly standby/resume and things seem ok initially, but in fact corruption of the memory starts to show up all over. Leaving it in standby for more than a minute results in a system that never comes back. Sure hope I can figure this on out.
Lately there is much discussion on the linux-kernel mailing lists about APM problems and specifically problems with athlons. I'm waiting till these issues get worked out before I look into APM again.
If APM standby/resume works for you I'd be interested in hearing about what linux kernel version you are running.
This did not work well for me. I've turned it off in Linux. Your milage may vary. "
Thanks for any opinions,
March 24th, 2002, 09:23 PM #2
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APM = Advanced Power Management... its what works to automatically power down your lappie to save power...
he says when the apm kicks in some memory corruption happens...
Once you get it, you could try a newer kernel... maybe even a development kernel to resolve that problem.
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March 24th, 2002, 09:36 PM #3
I will be spending several weeks out of town in the coming months and I'd like to do a little learning during those long nights in a hotel room.
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