Lenovo's S10e Linux Ideapad
Jan 27, 2009, 21:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)
"With the mouse set in discover mode the command found it and
connected it straight away. It even worked after closing the lid
and letting the machine go to sleep. It only took a few seconds for
it to start working again after opening the lid, turning on the
Bluetooth mouse and giving it a wiggle. We did manage to get the
S10e into a strange video mode a few times after bringing it out of
sleep mode. Closing the lid and letting it go back to sleep seem to
fix the issue when we opened it back up again.
"Another configuration step we needed to accomplish was to
change the network interface to allow browsing of Windows networks.
Our test network has several different file servers including a
Linux-based network attached storage (NAS) box, a Windows Home
Server and multiple desktops and laptops running a wide range of
OSes. Once the wireless interface was set as internal we were able
to see all files on all servers.
"Installed software on the S10e is impressive including Open
Office 2.4 Novell edition, The GIMP, Firefox 3.0, Evolution, Helix
Banshee, the F-Spot photo manager and Tomboy for note taking. If
you don't find what you need, there's an easy-to-use software
update tool to help you find it. You will have to go through a
registration process to connect to the Novell-sponsored
repositories, but it doesn't take long."