[UPDATE] Inspiron 5150 and FreeBSD
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Fri Aug 22 15:57:46 PDT 2003
After a lot of bad luck with ACPI and my new Inspiron 5150, something good
happened today. I went to Dell's site, and they had a BIOS update for my
machine that took it to rev A23. This was actually an update from
PhoenixBIOS to DellBIOS. Once I got that installed, I went to Stijn
Hoop's Dell page at:
And followed his steps to add the Dell fixes. Note, the last chunk of the
dell-dsl.patch fails to apply, but that seems to be okay. Once I reboot
with the patch, ACPI seems much happier. I am able to get correct battery
status, the screen dims when I pull the AC, and sleep state S1 seems to
work. Note, S3 causes the laptop to reload, but I think this may have to
do with Firewire (but I'm not sure). If anyone's interested, I can
provide a stack trace.
Something else to note, that after this BIOS update, USB 2 seems to work
now. That is, I can add a USB 2.0 jump disk, and it recognizes it, and
allows me to mount it.
Moral of the story: if you have a Dell Inspiron 5150 (and maybe 5100),
getting on the latest BIOS is a good thing.
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