Inspiron 4100 Laptop and ACPI/APM...

jason jbi130 at
Tue Sep 21 13:27:46 UTC 2004

In article <863322bc04092103501e89802d at>, F Da Costa Gomez wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 06:15:33 +0000 (UTC), jason <jbi130 at> wrote:
>> Is anyone having any luck running Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 4100
>> laptop?  With the default kernel it randomly locks up on me.
>> I was able to get enough uptime to build a new kernel without ACPI and
>> APM instead.  It works until any APM functions kick in such as display
>> timeout, closing the lid, trying to suspend.
>> Also, with ACPI or APM the laptop freezes when I try to adjust the
>> brightness of the display.
>> I have never had problems with previous Debian-unstable or Mandrake
>> installs on this laptop with APM and previous 2.6 kernels.  This is
>> the first time I've used the 2.6.8 kernel.
> On  Inspriron 8100 with Debian testing it all works fine (so
> Inspiron, Debian & 2.6.8 is an ok combo)

Do you know if you are using ACPI or APM?

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