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    gecko-guy NNTP User

    Default Questions about OpenSUSE on Acer laptops

    Hi. I got a really crappy toshiba laptop, and basically opensuse is the only distro to get past the ACPI incompatibility, despite that hibernation and power management doesn't work and wifi is unreliable (drops a lot). A few days ago I decided to replace it and a friend at college told me that he have had two Acer laptops (first one stolen) and both worked OOTB in all of the linux distros he used (debian, opensuse, fedora, mandrake/mandriva) and I wanted to know from those of you who own Acer aspire laptops (by that I mean traditional laptops, not the aspire one netbook), How good is their compatibility with Opensuse? and do they get too hot (how good are they regarding internal temperature)?

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    I knew about it. I was just trying to see if they had a high ratio of compatible models (which they seems to have).

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    I have Aspire 4730Z with Radeon 3470.
    In general, the installation goes smoothly. No crash reported.

    All of my hardware is detected.

    The laptop is a little bit hotter in processor/graphics region, but still okay.

    I find that I have difficulties in connecting to wireless ap, and my battery is not detected until the AC adaptor is plugged in too. And compiz/desktop-enhancement is not working for me.

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    Aspire 5100 everything OOTB
    TravelMate 4220 everything OOTB

    No overheating problems with either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski_K2 View Post
    Aspire 5100 everything OOTB
    TravelMate 4220 everything OOTB

    No overheating problems with either
    what CPU temperature do you get for your Travelmate 4220? mine's stays at around 50-55C. Do you get less?

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    I've never had any reason for looking at that.

    How would I see what the CPU temp was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski_K2 View Post
    I've never had any reason for looking at that.

    How would I see what the CPU temp was?
    Try the following command:

    acpi -t

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    Thermal 1: active[0], 42.0 degrees C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski_K2 View Post
    Thermal 1: active[0], 42.0 degrees C
    That's strange... What graphical environment do U use? KDE4, KDE3.5 or gnome?

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