Did you try "acpi=off" on the kernel command line? I don't use the
stock kernel on my ThinkPad, but in FC3, ACPI is on by default. If you
want to use APM, you have to explicitly disable ACPI for APM to turn on.
That said, if you're willing to go off the standard distro RPMS,
depending on your computer, you might be able to get ACPI working just
Mark Panen wrote:
There is no support for APM in kernel 766 "apm -S
No APM support in kernel"
How would i go about compiling APM support ?
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 13:19:22 +0000, James Wilkinson
>Michael Scottaline wrote:
>>Actually, it's working flawlessly for me on a Chembook derivative. but
>>here's the catch. It's quite old and doesn't pass the BIOS test for
>>acpi (older than 2001). So apm handles power management.
>FWIW: ACPI is turned off for pre-2001 BIOSes because too many of them
>are too buggy. That doesn't mean a pre-2001 BIOS *will* be buggy :
>you can turn it back on using the acpi=force option if you want to
>I used to do that to get my SMP box to auto-power off (APM doesn't work
>in SMP mode).
> Except inasmuch as every program is buggy...