Has anyone tried to test an E-350-based netbook yet? I'm going to buy one and I'm really curious how/if it is affected by these regressions.
Hmm, on my atom netbook, .37 is the last one without crippling power regressions. I just tried the 3.0 kernel a week ago and the nettop was running it's fan at max speed at idle and lost a couple hours of battery life compared to .37. Which is annoying since there are driver updates in the newer kernel that would actually make the bluetooth chip work. So it's the traditional, decide what you want to be broken since you can't update individual drivers issue. :-(
Strange coincidence : my desktop computer with an integrated Intel G33 GPU works fine with kernel 2.6.37, but with any more recent kernel, after some hours the same problems appear : colors are replaced with wrong colors one by one, and after a little time I have to reboot since I cannot read clearly what is on my screen.
kernel (2.6.35) on my Sandy Bridge notebook - seems ok
Have been doing this since it was released for notebooks. Numerous distros (RPM, DEB), many recent version numbers. Will now add on kernel 3.1 -- hoping & risky.
Originally Posted by pali
Luckily my top-of-the-line HP Pavilion notebook is setup, offering XP-64, W7-64 & 4 Linux distros to choose to boot from. Each boot option use the same NTFS-MS partitions for archival, data & program storage on the two 750 GB HDDs, plus the esata (RAID0) & usb off-line drives.
Hope to try Ubuntu software-raid0 with the 2 HDDs of the notebook. Again another risk, if W7, W-XP can also work with multi choice boot options, as exists now. Luckily my $(AUD)99.00 2TB USB2 offline drive can backup my 1.5TB HDD notebook.
Last edited by gregzeng; 11-14-2011 at 05:11 AM.
Originally Posted by FireBurn
The real problem is that the Linux kernel code base is so big and complicated, its unlikely they know exactly what broke it. though many can speculate.