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Re: Need advice installing Debian on Inspiron 2500

I have a 2500 and I have been running Mandrake because Debian (and several other distros I've tried) lock up on boot up at md (whatever that is). I'd love to know what that is and how to make it go away.

About the only advice I can give is for me, with the i815, the best I can do in X is 15 bit color. 16 bit just locks up.

(wondering who md is and why it hates her laptop)

At 06:27 AM 2/2/2002, Preben Randhol wrote:
Joseph Fannin <jhf@rivenstone.net> wrote on 02/02/2002 (12:22) :
> > btw, I did find one thing that you can do with APM. If the apm.o module is
> > loaded, shutdown actually halts the system.  If it isn't, shutdown leaves
> > you at a "Power Off" prompt :-)
>     (Whoops, I forgot to CC my last reply to the list.)
>     Powering the machine off is all that ACPI seems to be good for ATM
> as well, but I have some hope that the battery monitoring functions
> could be fixed soon (at least, it seems close enough to working and I
> have enough information to complain about it and hope someone who
> knows what they are doing will try to fix it.) The battery socket gets
> detected as long as there is no battery inserted at boottime; if a
> battery is inserted after that, ACPI reports errors when trying to
> query the battery status.
>     I would be happy if anyone (with or without an i2500) wants to try
> to help figuring out what is wrong with ACPI.  ;-)

Could be fun, but I know little about ACPI or kernel programming in
general. But please tell how one can see the bug-reports reported by

Preben Randhol         «For me, Ada95 puts back the joy in programming.»

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