Dell Inspiron 4100 support

Ben Powell bman_lists at
Sat Sep 25 03:01:35 UTC 2004

Jason Ish wrote:

>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.
I have had the same power management problems on my inspiron 4100 using 
the default install.  I've noticed that during boot it's loading a 
boatload of acpi modules including the toshiba ones and others.  
unloading those modules seemed to help, but I can't guarantee that it 
solved the problem as I haven't spent a lot of time playing with the 

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