I read that some of those who own a S271 got Linux installed on the S271, including me.
I would be interessted on a status report which hardware works on your system and which hardware doesn't work.
Maybe we can exchange the information so everyone gets a maximum of hardware running.
I will submit my full hardware status report tomorrow, but I didn't get those things working:
Card Reader (won't work, there is no driver)
Touchpad (works, but can't be disabled on typing/plugging usb mice)
firewire (didn't try)
some of the hotkeys (search button, working on a solution)
hibernating to disk (read that that would be fixed in the next kernel)
powernow (only 2 steps, trying amd driver this evening)
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