The last three vendors on my list…

The last blog today I PROMISE. Three more manufacturers please – if you have any of the laptop models below:

Gateway: CX200, CX210, E100M, M250, M255, M280, M285, M465, M685, MP8708, NX260, NX510, NX560, NX860, NX100, MX1025, MX6918b, and MX1020j
Sony: VAIO: VGN-FE550G, VGN-FE570G, VGN-T240P, VGN-T250, VGN-T250P, VGN-T260P, VGN-T270P, VGN-T340P, VGN-T350, VGN-T350P, VGN-T360P, VGN-T370P
Apple: MacBook Pro (the only ACPI model affected)

Then please, (you know the drill), lshal output to richard_at_hughsie_dot_com with [fire] in the subject.

For all those getting a little peeved with all my posts on exploding batteries : I apologise. There have been over 7,000,000 of these faulty units sold worldwide – and if we assume 1% of these are running an up to date Linux, that's nearly 70,000 people that might need notifying.

Without the help of people reading p.g.o none of this stuff would be possible. When these three vendors are sorted – I'll go back to blogging once a month…

EDIT: Please stop the Gateway emails (just committed to hal-info), but I still need more data for Apple and Sony. Thanks.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

One thought on “The last three vendors on my list…”

  1. GDay Richard! Don't worry about spamming planet gnome, we know its for a good cause and that the end result is small amount we need to read in order to make the laptop world a safer place.

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