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Join Date: Jul 2009
Hhmm.... - 07-29-2009, 05:01 PM
Okay.... I ran some hardware tests. Every thing checked out fine, as far as I saw. I did 2 sets of tests: 1 that's in Ubuntu System --> Administration--> Hardware Testing & one that came with the utility at Ubuntu on the Dell Mini 9: Dell Mini 9/Vostro A90 BIOS Flashing Utility .
The only tests that weren't in-depth were the ones for the Intel Onboard Video (Vendor 8086, Product 27AE), Broadcom 802.11 G Wireless Card (Vendor 14E4, Product 4315) & the Ethernet Controller (Vendor 10EC, Product 8136). I think they're working okay, though.
I also flashed the BIOS from A00 to A05.
I also took out the battery, let it sit out of the computer for a while, snapped it back in + clicked those tabs on the side back into lock position & turned it back on to use it (before it shuts off completely on me like it usually does).
However, this time when I pressed the power button the power light was flashing. After the screen came back on, what I had been working on was still there on the screen! Firefox was still open!
Maybe there's been some progress.... I will keep on testing it.
What's troubling is that suspend, hibernate, standby or some one of those appear to STILL be enabled when I disabled it all. I don't even have blank screen enabled.
Does any one know if there are hidden power options settings some place? THANKS!
Join Date: Jul 2009
... - 07-31-2009, 06:30 PM
Well, I've continued to test it & yesterday was absolute hell. Minetta (my nickname Mini 9) just continued to shut off all by itself.
Today was better though. My current workaround is to charge up the Mini until the power light goes off & then use it in battery mode.
I've had it on for a while now & that's what has helped. It's odd how Minetta seems to start giving me problems after I update UNR 9.04. My latest fresh install is working beautifully. Somehow downloading is slow today for me from the repositories, so I didn't get a chance to update. (Web pages load fine, though; I don't know what's wrong. ~lol~ I hope I wasn't banned/blocked. xD)
I don't know if this made a difference, but I charged my battery today for the most part with the battery backup that I use for my desktop: (Amazon.com: APC BE750G 10-Outlet Power-Saving Uninterruptible Power Supply: Electronics), instead of what I was using: (Amazon.com: APC PF11VT3 11-outlet SurgeArrest with Tel2/Splitter and Coax Protection: Electronics ).
Oh yeah, I forgot to add that I haven't even been using the Inhibit Applet today & I didn't mess with the power management settings, since the fresh UNR 9.04 install.... I don't know how many times I've reinstalled now, due to bad errors I got from the instant power-offs. Maybe today is a good day. I don't know & I still can't pinpoint the cause.
If there's any one who knows any thing, I'd love to hear from ya!
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