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Old 01-06-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
[winkydo]
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inspiron 4100


mandrake 9.2 locks up whenever i unplug or plug in my ac power cord. any suggestions on where to start?
 
Old 01-06-2004, 07:32 PM   #2
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Kinda, This is going to be a bit of a hunt.

I think Mandrake finally switched to acpi support instead of apm. A Dell Inspiron 4100 should have acpi support... I think. To make certain, look under the command "dmesg" for a bunch of chatter about acpi or apm.

Now, depending on which one it is there are different things to try. To see what's causing the freeze, there's the kernel log:

/var/log/syslog

OR... you could also try going into BIOS, checking out what events its sending when things happen like lid closing/switching from AC to batt and monkey with the settings to try for a better result....

AND...

No matter what that's a buggy thing to happen, so you might want to look for a BIOS update for the laptop.

With annoying problems like this voodoo will probably solve it, hopefully those make for a good start.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 01-09-2004, 10:17 AM   #3
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thanks for your help! i'll give those a try this weekend.
 
  


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