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Old 04-24-09, 10:48 AM   #13
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Default Re: Which notebooks do NOT have a powermizer or black terminal problem

None of the laptops listed as working so far have a Phoenix BIOS. If that is indeed the issue this is my third laptop screwed by the Phoenix BIOS under Linux. Those guys are the #1 enemy of Linux in the laptop market.
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Old 04-24-09, 10:53 AM   #14
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I don't agree. The Acer 9920 I've mentioned before in deed HAS a phoenix bios. It only carries the Acer logo. Anyway I'm convinced that it has something to do with how the driver and the bios interacts. The VT Switch is typical for video bios issues. Let's hope we'll get some information from nvidia soon.



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None of the laptops listed as working so far have a Phoenix BIOS. If that is indeed the issue this is my third laptop screwed by the Phoenix BIOS under Linux. Those guys are the #1 enemy of Linux in the laptop market.
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Old 04-24-09, 12:30 PM   #15
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Is it possible you guys are having a similar issue to what I had? Not on the Powermizer thing, but I WAS having the VTerm issue with my previous xorg.conf (which was a mashup of the original one OpenSuSE created during install and merged changes from the nvidia application). I deleted it and created a new one with sax2 and now it's fine. *shrug*
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Old 04-24-09, 12:31 PM   #16
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DrSuSE,

this sounds interesting. could you post your xorg.conf please?
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Old 04-24-09, 12:59 PM   #17
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Surely... Here you go:

http://landlordhat.com/xorg.conf.current.txt
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Old 04-24-09, 01:03 PM   #18
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None of the laptops listed as working so far have a Phoenix BIOS. If that is indeed the issue this is my third laptop screwed by the Phoenix BIOS under Linux. Those guys are the #1 enemy of Linux in the laptop market.

I am quite sure that Thinkpads, at least mine, have a phoenix Bios.

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Old 04-24-09, 02:08 PM   #19
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thanks, m8! but it didn't help - at least not me.
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Old 04-24-09, 02:09 PM   #20
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Notebook Brand: Zepto
Notebook modelname: Zepto Mythos A15
nvidia card: 9600M GT with 512MB GDDR3 memory

Has powermizer problem: stays low
Has black terminal problem: variant1
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Old 04-24-09, 02:29 PM   #21
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Notebook Brand: Zepto
Notebook modelname: Zepto Mythos A15
nvidia card: 9600M GT with 512MB GDDR3 memory

Has powermizer problem: stays low
Has black terminal problem: variant1
could you please post your nvidia-bug-report here. thanks
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Old 04-24-09, 03:53 PM   #22
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could you please post your nvidia-bug-report here. thanks
If it helps, but is hasn't all the other times I did. Anyway, attached.
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Old 04-25-09, 04:37 PM   #23
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Well, it looks like my bad experience with Phoenix based laptops is not the norm with that brand and I'm glad to hear that. Sorry for the outburst.
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Laptop: T61, 6460-8NG
BIOS: Phoenix
Kernel: currently 2.6.29.1 (but worked well starting 2.6.25 or so)
RAM: 2G
Video: Quadro NVS 140M

PM problem: no
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