ajCham wrote:In conclusion, I think the days of laptop related problems with Linux are mostly in the past. From what I've heard, Linux now supports modern laptop components pretty much as well as it supports desktop hardware.
Thanks, ajCham. My install was so stress-free that I guess you must be right. Good to hear it.
ajCham wrote:About your battery monitor, perhaps if you change your power management settings to update the output more frequently the program will detect accurate battery readings before it sends a pop-up. On my machine, it updates the status only every 20 seconds by default.
Thanks again. I've had a look in YAST. The trouble is the power management options in SuSE YAST must be different from Mandrake/Mandriva, and I can't see how to change the frequency of battery readings. And I guess you're using KDE. I'm using Gnome. I think I'm experiencing a Gnome or SuSE bug. I've checked again and see now that the panel icon shows the battery charge status quite quickly (I missed that before), but that after a minute or so the green colouring showing remaining charge disappears, the icon goes grey (ish) and only then does the warning window popup. I click OK, the window disappears and shortly thereafter the icon goes green again.
Has anyone using SuSE and/or Gnome come across this?