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    How to turn on my apire one

    I have an aspire one (z5g) and I will be using it for my car install, but what I want to do is turn it on, while it is under my seat plugged into its dock. as i will not be able to open the lid to turn it on while it is under my seat, i need an alternate way to boot it up. If you go to my worklog in my signature line, you will see what I am wanting to do.
    Is there any way to do a wake on usb instance to turn it on?
    when the laptop is docked under the seat, it will boot up to linux that is installed on an external HDD, so that when i take the laptop back into the house, it will be back to windows, keeping my carpc and home pc separate but running on the same machine.
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    If you do some searching, you'll see that there are numerous options for getting laptops to power on. Since you have a docking station, your best bet may be to take apart the docking station, wire a push button connected from your dash, to the power button on the docking station. You can check the bios of the laptop and see what kind of "wake" modes it supports, but chances are not many.
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    I have been unable to find a docking station for my aspire one, they dont make one as far as i can tell, so i am going to make my own. so wiring a power button will not work
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    Ah I mis-read your post, my apologies. Look into Wake on Lan, and see if your laptop supports it. Someone made a dongle that could plug into your ethernet port, and allow you to push a button to power on the laptop.
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    I decided to redo my laptop with a dual boot on windowsXP and openSuse. so i can now turn on the laptop and then slip it in its dock.
    thanks for the input.
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    Hello everyone.
    Can anyone here please suggest me some decent configuration as i m planning to buy a new acer notebook?
    I use adobe photoshop, MS office and also do a little bit of gaming.
    So please suggest according to this.
    Thanks in advance

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