Bug 100539 - (ACPI) Dell Inspiron 8000 fn keys to suspend fail with acpi
Summary: (ACPI) Dell Inspiron 8000 fn keys to suspend fail with acpi
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Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: beta1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-07-23 07:52 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-19 20:02:31 UTC
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2003-07-23 07:52:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
I realize this is a known limitation of acpi in 2.4 kernels (isn't it?), but I
thought I'd report it for the record.  Unless I boot my laptop with acpi=off,
the keys used to suspend to memory or to disk, to power-off the display, and
show the battery status don't work.

Given these limitations in acpi, perhaps it would be a good idea to add such
laptops to an acpi gray-list (i.e., acpi is not broken, but is not enabled by

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot Dell Inspiron 8000 without acpi=off
2.Press Fn ESC (suspend to memory), Fn a (suspend to disk), Fn d (power off the

Actual Results:  Nothing happens

Expected Results:  Ideally, it should work just like it does with acpi=off

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2003-08-18 20:28:31 UTC
It's not possible to have both ACPI and APM.  This is something that just
is not a bug, and is a natural consequence of things like sleeping just
not working in 2.4 ACPI.

Because of the limitations of 2.4 ACPI, it looks like defaulting to
acpi being off, and being able to turn it on where necessary, will work

Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2003-08-18 20:57:24 UTC
Agreed.  It is not a bug, but it is a problem.  Not being able to blank the
screen when it's not in use means shorter life for the LCD display.  If only it
would blank properly after some period of time.  But it doesn't, it goes black
but it keeps glowing.  But that's a different bug.

Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2003-10-19 20:02:31 UTC
Since ACPI is disabled by default, this is no longer an issue.

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