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Re: Fun and excitement with Dell Latitude C600

David Z. Maze <dmaze@debian.org> writes:
> David Z. Maze <dmaze@debian.org> writes:
>> (2) The machine spontaneously reboots in Linux after it's been up
>>     for a minute or two.  Booting into Windows and then rebooting
>>     seems to help; booting the ACPI kernel seems to hurt.
> ...and it's doing it again this morning.  Which is really
> irritating, since it makes the machine completely unusable.  I've
> purged all vestiges of the ACPI-enabled 2.4.18 kernel, so all I'm
> using is an APM-enabled 2.4.17 kernel right now (still with sid).
> Booting to Windows isn't helping, either.  Any hints?  Any way to
> kick it into submission?

Further enlightenment comes from booting single-user.  Check i8kctl;
oops, temperature's a bit high, turn on the fan.  Wait.  Turn off
fan.  Wait.  Load sound drivers.  Wait.  Load PCMCIA...instant reboot.

The laptop has an internal MiniPCI 802.11 card ("Dell TrueMobile
1150", or something along those lines).  Disabling it in the BIOS
seems to keep the system from rebooting, but, well, then I'm without
network.  I'll see if I managed to do something persistent to save
it by disabling it.

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
	-- Abra Mitchell

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