Re: Inspiron 4100, APM, blinking lights
On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, Michael Perry wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone running a Dell Inspiron 4100, debian kernel
> sources 2.6.15, with apm compiled in has seen a periodic problem with APM
> suspends where the numlock and screenlock lights just blink on and off
> repeatedly and the resume does not work. I looked at the number of times
> this happens and its about 2 times out of every 30 suspends. I hardly
> ever reboot the laptop since APM has worked so flawlessly for me and this
> is not bad; but it causes me a bit of desire to find out if others
> experience similar things with a 4100 and APM suspends.
Blinking lock leds mean the kernel has panicked. I think APM still works
on my Inspiron 4000, but I haven't checked it in a while...
Perhaps, if you can be bothered, hook up a serial console and see what the
panic is about. You should be able to google for "serial console panic"
Or get out of X (killing xdm/kdm/gdm), and then try to cause the panic
again -- the panic should then be displayed on the screen.
Smash head on keyboard to continue.