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  1. linux on toshiba laptop

    i run xandros oce 2.0 on a toshiba 1805-s204 laptop.

    some things that i can't seem to get working properly are:

    dpms: display wont power off after x amount of minutes have passed. the
    display always stays on, either ac powered or battery powered.

    under power control in the control panel: it says acpi suspend/standby is
    not supported. is this maybe a xandros unsupported thing? could i used
    another distro that would?

    because of this i find i cannot close the top and have the laptop go to
    sleep suspend/standby. it stays on all the time unless i tell it to shut
    down, which it does.

    i cannot "restart" the computer. i must shutdown, then use the power button.
    no biggie, but i think it all has to do with acpi not working.

    should i switch distos? what could i do to get these things working?

    thanks!



  2. Re: linux on toshiba laptop

    On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 13:38:59 +0000, Harold Vine wrote:

    > i run xandros oce 2.0 on a toshiba 1805-s204 laptop.
    >
    > some things that i can't seem to get working properly are:
    >
    > dpms: display wont power off after x amount of minutes have passed. the
    > display always stays on, either ac powered or battery powered.
    >
    > under power control in the control panel: it says acpi suspend/standby is
    > not supported. is this maybe a xandros unsupported thing? could i used
    > another distro that would?
    >
    > because of this i find i cannot close the top and have the laptop go to
    > sleep suspend/standby. it stays on all the time unless i tell it to shut
    > down, which it does.
    >
    > i cannot "restart" the computer. i must shutdown, then use the power button.
    > no biggie, but i think it all has to do with acpi not working.
    >
    > should i switch distos? what could i do to get these things working?
    >
    > thanks!


    If you're booting with lilo, try append="nolapic" to lilo.conf.



    Brian




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