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My laptop has a BIOS update available that says it enhances Windows performance

  Date: Dec 06    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 351
  

I've been a dabbler in Linux since early SuSE and started with Ubuntu
8.04. Having been fed up with windoze of late I have decided to switch my main
laptop to Ubuntu and have some questions.

Q1: I have been able to get 9.04 & 9.10 live cds working on my Toshiba Satellite
A30-303 (PSA30E) with the acpi=off option but which one should I install for
full time use as I understand people are not all that impressed with 9.10 yet?

Q2: My laptop has a BIOS update available that says it enhances Windows
performance but is it likely to cure my acpi problem (see above) or make it
worse?

According to 'BIOS Wizard' software I have the following:

Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
BIOS ID V1.10 (the update will take it 1.8)
and it says ACPI supports v1.0 and APM v1.2

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Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 06    

If you are installing from scratch, go with 9.10. For me, and for a lot of
people, it fixed the problems in 9.04. We don't make a lot of noise about it,
unlike the few people who have trouble with 9.10.

I'm sorry, I have no idea about the BIOS update and ACPI.

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 06    

Can you be a little more specific regarding the nature of your ACPI problems?

For what it's worth, I had good luck with a BIOS upgrade on a Toshiba M35X. But
I was also dealing with a screen replacement at the time.

 




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