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A few weeks ago I blogged about moving my development machine to Ubuntu. So far so good, but here is what I've noticed so far as a developer: apt-get source foo is the best command in the world when playing with packages Fedora configured my X with a very small xorg.conf. Ubuntu's default xorg.conf is […]

Moving from Fedora to Ubuntu

With a little regret, I'm writing this blog entry. These are my opinions only. Ever since I've been a Linux user (and now developer) I've stuck with Redhat and Fedora.Back in 2002 I was happily using Redhat 8.0, then 9, then FC1, FC2, FC3, FC4, FC5 as each were released. I don't tend to install […]

Re-writing the _BIF and _BST ACPI methods…

A couple of days ago my new laptop arrived. A nice shiny new Lenovo 3000 N100. Most stuff worked out of the box (well done kernel guys), but most important to me: the battery ACPI code was really bad. So I got no rate information and a really bad approximation of the charge level. For […]

ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC0]

I spent a couple of hours last night trying to fix a broken BIOS.It's a long shot, but do any of you have the specification for ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC0] (gpe 25)?So far, I think I'm managed to work out (from the ACPI spec and lots of googling): EC0.BMF0, 3 // always == 2 EC0.BTY0, […]

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