Re: freeze after suspend on Inspiron 3500, potato/2.2.17
Andreas Mohr writes:
> I've got an Inspiron 5000e which has all sorts of weird lockups.
> Many times directly after a screen blanking it just locks up totally
> (including ping !).
> Or sometimes there are weird lockups with suspend/resume, yes.
> As this machine is (in)famous for its "wonderfully working" APM support
> (boolean variable dell_crap in apm.c of newer, knowing kernels),
> I strongly suspect that the BIOSes of Dell notebooks are brox!@E$%^$en
> in general.
Thanks for your response, Andreas.
This may be part of the story, but not the whole story, at least for
Inspiron 3500. I had APM working fine under Redhat 5.2 (I think
kernel 2.0.36?) on this machine. I believe I am seeing an interaction
between BIOS and kernel, that I can work around if I can configure the
William F. Dowling
ISI/Thomson Scientific (www.isinet.com)