Re: power button dell inspiron 4000
I have an Inspiron 7000 which had this feature, it was a BIOS fix. This
issue is buried in their web site - you can find model specific info w/
your system service tag.
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On 6/8/01, 4:20:38 AM, Tim Connors <tcon@Physics.usyd.edu.au> wrote
regarding Re: power button dell inspiron 4000:
> On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Eric Richardson wrote:
> > Tim Connors wrote:
> > >
> > > One annoying um, feature, of the dell laptop, is the ability to shut down
> > > immediately upon pressing the power button. I have not found anything on
> > > the web to disable the power button (seems there are lots of references
> > > toshiba laptops though), has anyone else found anything useful?
> > >
> > > Unfortuneatly, there is nothing in the bios that says "power
> > > switch==off/suspend" - is there a newer bios that fixes this?
> > >
> > If dmesg pumps out something like this, then APM is enabled in the
> > kernel.
> > apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.13)
> > Edit /etc/lilo.conf
> > image=/vmlinuz
> > label=Linux
> > read-only
> > append="apm=on"
> > # restricted
> > # alias=1
> > Add the append line. Then when you halt, APM will shutoff the machine.
> Sorry, that is not my problem... That works fine.
> My problem is that the power button turns off the machine without so much
> as questioning the kernel - no halt scripts, nuttin.
> My desktop has the bios option of letting the power off button being
> redefined to suspend the machine - can I do this with the Dell?
> The button is in a bad place, and I keep hitting it.
> Experiments must be reproducible; they should all fail in the same way.
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