Re: Entering BIOS on DELL mobiles - does the kernel prohibit?

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Wed Nov 23 2005 - 20:57:48 EST

On Wednesday 23 November 2005 10:53, Marc Koschewski wrote:
> Hi all,
> first of all, if someone could point me to some information on that
> topic, I would be glad. I didn't find anything on Google.
> The 'problem' is: I remember being able to enter the DELL Inspiron BIOS
> from a running X session (or console) some (long) time ago. I just noticed,
> it no longer works. Does the kernel somehow prohibit to enter the BIOS
> or does the laptop itself stop from doing so (maybe due to a BIOS update).

It is only pssible with APM. ACPI "kills" it.

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