Hello, all,
I'm trying to use a Dell Inspiron 8100 as a home file/development server, and I need to be able to reboot the laptop while leaving the lid closed. I'm running Slackware 11.0 without APM or ACPI. I've tried various BIOS settings with no luck.

Can this be done? I've searched at a number of forums, and can't seem to find any reference to people trying to do this.

What I'd like to do is to be able to restart the machine using "shutdown -r now". The laptop is also running on and managing a UPS, and I'd like to be able to have the machine shut down if the UPS indicates the battery is just about dead, then restart when the AC comes back.

Has anyone done this?