[Debian-eeepc-devel] Simple rookie question

Alessandro Pellizzari alex at amiran.it
Mon May 18 15:56:07 UTC 2009

Il giorno lun, 18/05/2009 alle 07.33 -0700, Fabien ha scritto:

> Does anybody could explain me if there is a real difference (i.e visible by me as a end user) between using 2.6.26 or 2.6.29 kernel on a 701 4G.
> I've tried both, and I don't see visible differences.

The most "visible difference" should be enabling modesetting and
updating Xorg to the sid version.

You will have a 800x480 console (instead of stretched 640x480) and, it
appears, great RAM savings in X applications.

> In fact, I've tried to reduce my boot time (by appling advices found in the web) and I'd like to know if installing a new kernel can reset some settings, how to check what is done by a .deb package in synaptic before installing it.
> I will do some boot test with bootchart and if anybody is interested, I can post here some links to results.

I noticed small gains in boot time, but huge gains in hibernate time,
and perfect support for suspend and hibernate (in 1000HE and 900). With
2.6.26, sometimes, I had glitches on resume from RAM.


Alessandro Pellizzari

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