Using a Linux laptop in text mode

Linux has everything you need to use your laptop even if you choose not to use the pointy-clicky interfaces

So having recently got a netbook, I have been learning how to do everything on it. It's obviously all easy if you use something like xfce or gnome, or some netbook-specific spin like the Ubuntu netbook remix, but I like to use xmonad, so it helps to learn how to do all the laptoppy things in text mode.

Here's a list of things it's useful to know:

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