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The X360 is a business notebook with high battery runtime and almost completly designed with Intel components.
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|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo ULV SU9300 1.2 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel GMA X4500|
|Network||100/1000 MBit Ethernet,Intel WiFi Link 5100 - 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR|
|Graphics||Yes||At least xf86-video-intel-2.5.1 needed|
|Card Reader||Yes||ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp.|
|Fingerprint Reader||Yes||Is supported by: http://www.reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Libfprint|
I had troubles to boot a 64 bit system on this laptop, so i stick to a 32 bit system. Will try a 64 bit kernel an report back.
The keys for switching wlan on/off, brightness control, volume control, etc. send just partially unknown keycodes that have to be bound with setkeycode. If you wanna use them as hotkeys for those actions, you've got to tell your window manager to do it (since this are mostly things just root is allowed to do sudo is your friend).
Sleep modes: Suspend to Ram works fine, Suspend to disk not tested due to missing swap partition (Who needs a swap partition with 4 GB of Ram?)
Battery runtime: Around 7 hours, idle, without wlan on.
Backlight control is working fine since 2.6.39.
1. Remove the bluetooth support, if you dont need bluetooth always. You can add hci_usb to the blacklist file of modprobe so the driver doesn't get loaded in the boot process.
2. Because of the glossy display its not possible to work with the laptop at daylight in on of the lower brightness states without getting reflections from everywhere. The limit how much power to save and how many reflections to accept is a personal choice. Maybe its best to work with a very bright ui style.
3. Try powertop to find out what keeps the kernel from sleeping.
Because most of the parts inside are made by Intel the linux support is pretty good.