Linux on a Compaq EVO N600c

There are several good resources for getting Linux running on a Compaq EVO laptop. A tip I haven’t found elsewhere: unless you disable glx (in /etc/X11/XF86Config), putting the machine in standby (with X running) will cause the screen to make very weird patterns.

An unsolved problem: standby mode still consumes significant battery power. Enough, in fact, to totally flatten the batteries after about 15 hours from a full charge. If anybody has seen this, and found a solution, I’d love to know.