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Old 02-23-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Weird battery problem


I have a Dell Vostro 1500. I am running Debian Lenny i386. Whenever I close my screen while running on battery power, it does something weird. I dont quite know how to describe it. It goes to the BIOS boot screen and asks me for my boot password. It then says some code so fast that I cant actually read it. It then goes to a screen much like the one when you lock the computer, but when i move the mouse, nothing happens. I would really enjoy any help on the subject.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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Is there a setting in your BIOS that forces a boot password even when restoring from suspend or hibernate ?
I know the Dell Latitude E6500 I was working on, had a half dozen password setting options in the BIOS..
 
Old 02-24-2009, 03:43 PM   #3
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Is there a setting in your BIOS that forces a boot password even when restoring from suspend or hibernate ?
I know the Dell Latitude E6500 I was working on, had a half dozen password setting options in the BIOS..
Yes. The problem isnt the password, its the fact that Debian stops working and i have to reboot the computer just to use it again. This is a real problem. I at least need to know how to keep it from suspending on battery power. In fact, I would be greatly appreciative if you could tell me how to turn gpm off altogether.

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