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 gnomeA, 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:
nm-applet- finds a network and connects to it automagically
pm-suspend- sends your laptop into a light sleep
pm-hibernate- sends your laptop into a heavy sleep where it uses no battery
permalink Updated: 2009-10-17