Dell laptops

Julian Stecklina der_julian at
Wed Jul 12 14:11:46 UTC 2006

"M. Warner Losh" <imp at> writes:

> Greetings,
> What are the current problems, if any, on current Dell laptops have
> with FreeBSD?

This is on an Inspiron 510m with -CURRENT as of today:

Under X11 with i915.ko loaded, S3 kind of works, but the laptop is
immediately woken up again. Without X11 on the console, the same happens
but the LCD stays off (and cannot be enabled by twiddling with It seems that with hw.acpi.reset_video=1 the machine
just reboots.

Is there any workaround for the immediate wake up problem? I am happy to
provide any information that might be of help.

Julian Stecklina

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