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Re: Kernel 2.6 and Dell Inspiron laptop

Martin List-Petersen <martin@list-petersen.se> writes:

On Fri, 2003-08-15 at 00:02, Xavier Maillard wrote:
> >  Yep my bad, it is a Inspiron 4100 model.
>  [SNIP]
> > >  Some of this features are redundant with ACPI. ACPI should work
> > >  properly on recent inspiron models although some of these would
> > >  need a DSDT table modification (see
> > >  http://www.cpqlinux.com/acpi-howto.html).  on newer systems, some
> > >  features are only available with ACPI, since APM is now
> > >  considered obsolete
> >  
> >  APM, obsolete ? It is far from being obsolete here :) I mean ACPI
> >  is so bad supported for my model, I can't imagine letting it
> >  down. If I had time, I would have made my own DDST table but it is
> >  painfull :)
>  APM is obsolete. I've got a Dell Latitude D600 and that has no APM
>  support at all anymore. I used to compile a custom DSDT table and the
>  newest ACPI patch in the kernel, however the last two patches include
>  all data necessary for my notebook now. 
>  Also ACPI has gotten very recent in the 2.4.22-pre series, so there
>  will be nice ACPI support in the next kernel.
>  I'm writing a howto for my notebook (http://www.marlow.dk/dell_d600),
>  since there really was so much new things to play around with.

How hard would it be to do the same for a Dell Inspiron 4100 according
to your experience ?

"Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts
 down the system for days."

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