Re: Dell latitude C810
Ok, i have an Inspiron 8100 and had some problems, too.
After Kernel 2.4..2 the notebook hung when i tried to suspend it, tired to
plug/unplug AC power when i left it untouched for some time (then the apmd
daemon tried to suspend it. The same happened when i tried to change the
screen size (not the resolution) with the key-combo Fn-Font (just to zoom the
screen to the full LCD-Display size, no matter if i tried this in X or on the
console). Then i searched the net and found the problem:
You have to compile the kernel without "Local APIC Support on uniprocesors"
and without it's suboption (obviously). This seems to be a general problem as
i understand and no Dell specific one.
Then APM/ACPI runs again.
BTW, I had my discussions with Dell-Service and they told me that they _DO_
support Linux - but only Redhat and only in the USA. If you are no standard
customer but a company customer and bought your notebook inside the USA then
you have the option to get it with RedHat Linux installed on your notebook -
and they give support for that! That's why i bought it because it knew that i
could get everything to run on my notebook :)
So much for that.
Try to compile your kernel WITHOUT APIC support and you will have no problems
- ok not that many. But for APM/ACPI - that's not the problem.
I have some problems, too:
With kernel 2.4.2 i had no problem suspending - but after kernel 2.4.8 i
can't suspend. Why? Good question - this is what i read when i try to suspend
at the console (inside X nothing happened):
nv_kern_pm event: rqst 0x0 data 0x3
NVRM: avoiding suspend resuest, don't want to shutdown!!
ircc_net_open(), unable to allocate DMA=3
smc-ircc, Waking up
NETDEV WATCHDOG: irda0: transmit timed out
irda0: transmit timed out
I don't know how to solve this by now. There's nothing in the NVidia docs.
And i have another Problem that i'll put in another thread.
Hope this helps and hope someone can help :)