Latitude CPx and Mandrake 7.0
- I have 3 issues with this machine:
1) I have to have the floppy connected to halt/reboot/suspend the
machine. If it is not connected, I get read errors, and if I connect
the floppy then halt/reboot/suspend will complete (reboot is the
exception. which leads to problem # 2)
2) A reboot will hang. After the systems goes down, the screen goes
black, and there are some beeps (the numlock/capslock/scrolllock
lights flash in sync with the beeps.) If my memory serves me they
beep 3 - 1 - 3. I can press the power button to shut the machine off,
but what's the point of rebooting, if it works like a halt, and a cold
3) if I use the fn+ESC, or fn+F3 (Suspend or Battery, respectively)
the screen is immediately replaces by what can only be described as
throbing purple/blue circles. The only way to get out of this is to
remove all power.
On Mon, 26 Jun 2000 cplater@... wrote:
> 1) I have to have the floppy connected to halt/reboot/suspend the
> 2) A reboot will hang.
I don't see this on my machine, though I do run the 2.4 test kernels. What
version of the kernel are you using?
> 3) if I use the fn+ESC, or fn+F3 (Suspend or Battery, respectively)
> the screen is immediately replaces by what can only be described as
> throbing purple/blue circles. The only way to get out of this is to
> remove all power.
Now this I have a suggestion for; I expect you're trying it in graphics mode,
try switching to the console before hitting the button. (use ctrl-alt-f1 to
switch to the text consoles, to get back into X try ctrl-alt-f7)
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