I came back a few days later, after deciding to buy a laptop, and learned that they didn't have any in stock. I decided that I didn't particularly care for the salesdroid, I walked a couple doors down to Best Buy, who had a similar deal, with the rebates, but also none in stock. Best Buy's web site, however, said that they could ship in 3-4 days, so I decided to just order it from the web site. I could still get the rebates, plus another from Toshiba for three free DVDs. All in all, a pretty good deal, IMHO.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi]: Unknown device 1644 (rev 01) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5247 00:02.0 USB Controller: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5237 USB (rev 03) 00:04.0 IDE interface: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5229 IDE (rev c3) 00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5451 PCI South Bridge Audio (rev 01) 00:07.0 ISA bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV] 00:08.0 Bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M7101 PMU 00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 0d) 00:11.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC95 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 32) 00:11.1 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC95 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 32) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems: Unknown device 8820 (rev 82)
vga=791in /etc/lilo.conf to get it to use the whole LCD, though. I built the agpgart module with ALi support (CONFIG_AGP_ALI). The driver doesn't recognize the chipset, but will load with by adding agp_try_unsupported=1 to the modprobe command. In Debian, this can be done by adding agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1 to /etc/modules. Haven't done much of anything to see if it works, though.
I'll eagerly await improved Linux ACPI support, though.
If it helps, here is the output of my kernel config APM section, and the output from toshset -q.
x x <M> Advanced Power Management BIOS support x x x x [ ] Ignore USER SUSPEND x x x x [*] Enable PM at boot time x x x x [*] Make CPU Idle calls when idle x x x x [ ] Enable console blanking using APM x x x x [ ] RTC stores time in GMT x x x x [*] Allow interrupts during APM BIOS calls x x x x [ ] Use real mode APM BIOS call to power off
toshset: unrecognized machine identification: machine id : 0xfc72 BIOS version : 1.40 SCI version: 2.81 please email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the model and model number, eg. Libretto 50CT model number PA1249E battery save mode: user settings power source: battery LCD backlight: on fan: low select bay: CDROM Video out: internal Hibernation LBA: 0x0 (0) flat panel: 1024x768, 18 bit TFT system beep: on lcd brightness: super-bright CPU speed: fast CPU sleep mode: on Display stretch: on CPU cache: on cache policy: write back speaker volume: medium battery alarm: on panel alarm: on panel power: on hard disk auto-off time: 30 minutes display auto-off time: 30 minutes power-up mode: resume battery percent: 87% cooling method: quiet power-up alarm: disabled auto-off time: disabled parallel port mode: ecp Hibernation: not configured boot method: hard disk->floppy->CDROM user password: not registered supervisor password: not registered owner string: [ max length: 513]