Dell Inspiron 4100 support

Jason Ish jason.ish at
Fri Sep 24 14:56:30 UTC 2004

On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:27:05 +0200, Raphaƫl Berbain
<raphael.berbain at> wrote:
> I am looking for reports about how Ubuntu is doing on a Dell Inspiron
> 4100 (Since this is not for me, I'd like to ensure a good impression
> for the targeted user !).  Googlin' and snoopin' around tells there
> might be some ACPI issues, but what I found was very short and rough.

I have an Inspiron 4100, 1.2ghz.  After a default install of Ubuntu
the laptop periodically freezes, freezes if I pull or plug in the
power.  Does not suspend-to-ram when I shut the lid and some other
issues.  All related to power management.

I built some custom kernels attempting to remove acpi and use
apminstead (apm on OpenBSD works perfectly on this laptop).  It still
periodically froze and apm just didn't act as expected.

I'm now using 2.6.7 ( with apm and everything is working
really well.  I haven't tried 2.6.7 with acpi yet.

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