Finally my laptop can shut down!

My Sony Vaio S460 has been unable to shut down cleanly with Ubuntu 6.06 or 6.10. Here’s the bug, which seems to affect some small percentage of laptop, desktop and even server users: Bug #43961: Power down after shutdown does not work…

With Feisty Herd 5 installed, it can power off – and hibernate. Finally I don’t have to shut down when battery runs out – or remember to hold down the power switch to really power off!

Ubuntu 7.04’s due out in April – I can’t wait. If ADSL bandwidth wasn’t so expensive ($10 per GB usage!) I would install now as my primary desktop, and do the daily update thing until release. Perhaps I’ll wait for the beta…

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