Martin List-Petersen <email@example.com> 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 APM is obsolete.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 ? zeDek -- "Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days."
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