Re: i4100: APM, suspend OK; Fn, power cord cause freeze
I have a Dell I4000 laptop with Woody (Sid) that I loaded up
a few days ago. Impressed with nice job Debian has done.
APM doesn't work though with the 2.2.20 kernel. I was thinking
about moving up to 2.4 but I'll wait for some good news from
someone who has it working first.
Matthijs van der Meer <email@example.com> wrote:
> I've read various posts describing APM problems with Dell laptops. My
> APM works fine on kernel 2.4.18 with APM and i8k complied in (info gets
> read, suspend & resume apparently works) yet any of the Fn+XX
> combinations (e.g. Fn+D, Fn+volume-up, even Fn+arrow keys!) freezes my
> Inspiron 4100 real hard, and so does pulling/plugging the power cord.
> Other symptoms include: fans blowing at full speed after suspending for
> more than two hours, random lockups when not using the machine but
> leaving it on for long.
> This leads me to think I have a BIOS problem.
> Can anyone recommend a i4100 BIOS which works well? Or otherwise point
> to a solution to these weird problems?
> - Matthijs
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