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I have a DELL Inspiron 8100 running RH 7.3.
The system/installation is very stable when running plugged in, but when the power cord is pulled out, or if I try to start X when running on batteries it goes to blank screen and I have to restart X.
I think it has to do with the laptop package installed on the box...
I use KDE 3.
Beware it is not the same thing APIC and ACPI.
I compiled a kernel without APM or ACPI at all.
Since then, I've got no hangs BUT my 2hours battery only lives for 20 minutes. I'll wait for another hang (if it comes), and will test some other things.