Thank you Apenwarr! Now for as long as my
Vaio portable survives with only occasional Windows washing
(data backup, reformatting & reinstallation of applications
every couple of years) I shall be ever grateful I never had
the nerve to hang the cds it shipped with on a Christmas
tree and install a handy version of gnu/linux. For what it
is worth I have hated power suspend functions ever since
they managed to corrupt my Micron/Windows portable a couple
of times at the push of a keyboard button. The solution was
to lose the battery pack and plug in whenever I wished to
use the Micron portable. I am unsure whether this disable
the keyboard button or I merely had finally learned to avoid
the suspend button.
In other news Fedora Core 5 seems unbreakable on the old
I am currently frequently reinstalling on. (No sarcasm. I
need the practice. It actually seems unbreakable. I can
hardly wait to try out 6. Downloading now.) Unfortunately
the hard drive is vibrating like it is on its last legs ....
I may yet have to look up and purchase some hardware soon.