OK, I solved it. I had installed kernel linux-image-2.6.35-7-generic_2.6.35-7.11~lucid1.3v1ubuntu2~toi2_amd64.deb and it some have did not work. I changed it for linux-image-2.6.35-7-generic_2.6.35-7.11~lucid1.3v1ubuntu1_amd64.deb and now it works. There are still some problems with suspend mode but that I will try to resolve later when I will have more time.
I found this link in one of the posts here.
thanks to Trevino, his kernel (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...0&postcount=52) get my lovely computer work fine.
But I still have two majors problems :
1 - on battery time : just 2 hours...
2 - fans : they are always on... may be cause for 1...
some searches on 2 give me :
Code:- sudo pwmconfig
==> /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed
Code:- sudo sensors-detect
==> Sorry, no sensors were detected.
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +54.0°C (crit = +105.0°C)
Any other in front of that ?
Any guru to give a workaround ?
Thanks for any help
Last edited by mike81; August 24th, 2010 at 10:26 AM.
Ah, sorry I wasn't around to help you guys with your wireless problems. I thought I had made a post about the need to compile new wireless drivers but I guess not. Also, I was able to bind the command "eject cdrom" to a keyboard shortcut using ubuntutweak in order to allow me to open the drive.
Has anyone been able to get the discrete card to shut off on startup? I have had to do this manually and it's a bit of a pain...I believe you can get about 5 hours if the discrete card is off. However, I think the claim of 8 hours applies to other models in the TimelineX series and not the one I have. Has anyone actually been able to get 8 hours, even in windows?
Discrete mode in BIOS will turn off the integrated video card and only enable the discrete card. This will give you better performance, but worse battery life. Also, you will be unable to switch back and forth in windows, if that is an issue.
Shutting off the discrete card worked for me with this guide: http://asusm51ta-with-linux.blogspot.com/
Some easier ways failed, most times I wasn't able to use my mouse or my keyboard after a reboot.
I get about 7 hours (discrete card off) on Ubuntu (with 60 Wh). But this was only doning some simple tasks, watching a DVD gave me only 3 hours, listening to music maybe 5? Don't remember.
Also I don't have a usual install, I installed Ubuntu Server and did 'sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop --no-install-recommends' -- this way I only have the software I really need and not too much running in the background. Plus the Server version is more power-saving (of course )
Maybe not the easiest way but getting 7 hours is possible