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    1. Use a dead battery. You can get them on...

    1. Use a dead battery. You can get them on eBay.
    2. The current sensors they use in laptops are not designed to be accurate, they are designed to give some guidance to the power saving system. ...
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    better benchmarking

    You don't necessarily want all that whizzy crap turned on to make a representative test. When I'm really trying to get work done on my computer, I turn off all that silly stuff, no matter what OS...
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    accurately measure battery current

    If you really want to get an accurate reading of how much current is drawn from the battery, you'll have to get between the battery and the laptop. The best way I can think of to do that is to get...
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    Don't trust any power data the laptop tells you. ...

    Don't trust any power data the laptop tells you. There's no way to verify its accuracy. Use a meter attached to the mains.
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    fix the bugs!

    Did your testing reveal any particular reasons for the results? I bet your machine is generating a lot of spurious interrupts in Linux, just like mine does.

    I think a better job should be done in...
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    mintcoffee, I am running powertop on my laptop...

    mintcoffee, I am running powertop on my laptop with a stock Fedora kernel, and I can see all that process interrupt stuff just fine.
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    powertop results?

    I am curious about your powertop results. What processes are causing interrupts? On my laptop, the radeon driver is generating a 60Hz interrupt. There are also other problems, but the radeon...
  8. Oh well

    I was very excited until I read this sentence:

    To update Express Gate though you will need to be running Windows on the hard drive in order to run the ASUS utility.


    Now I couldn't be less...
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    a lot of work

    It seems like you did a lot of work to deal with the fact that the on-board NIC doesn't have a driver. Why not just pop in an old tulip card?

    Disk drives are so silly cheap now that one might as...
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    Terrible title

    Microsoft has not gone open-source. They are no more open-source now then they ever were, the code they are releasing is under the same restrictions as the MFC source that they've been 'giving away'...
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    Bypass the security?

    Since the secure drive consists of what appears to be a standard USB drive and a security module, would it be possible to remove the security module, solder the USB connector to the USB drive part,...
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    I have 32-bit Firefox running great with Flash,...

    I have 32-bit Firefox running great with Flash, Java, Real Player, and Adobe Reader, all on my 64-bit Fedora 7 system. It's not set up that way by default, but it's not too hard to do. Everything...
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    I have a ASUS A8N-SLI with dual-core Opteron, 4...

    I have a ASUS A8N-SLI with dual-core Opteron, 4 Gb of RAM and nVidia 7600 GT. I had many problems until I got the latest BIOS upgrade and used the following kernel boot params:

    mem=5G...
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