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Re: kernel and apm

> Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 12:31:26 +0100 (BST)
> From: Alexander Clouter <alexander.clouter@ic.ac.uk>
> cc: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
> Resent-From: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
> On Sun, 4 Jun 2000, Charles Baker wrote:
> >
> > I have a Dell Latitude XPi 133 ST running potato w/ kernel 2.2.15, default
> > not recompiled.  Before installing I recreated the suspend partion.  The
> > keyboard includes a function to suspend, which seems to work.  I haven't
> > tested it thoroughly, but was wondering if the default kernel in potato 
> > now includes apm support?  dmesg shows apm disabled at user request....

Yes, it's disabled by default but you can enable it at runtime.

> as far as I know all the default kernels have apm disabled (I think it can
> cause incompatibility problems for some machines) mainly as linux really
> is installed on desktops that run off the mains and apm support is
> _usually_ not required.
> What you have to do is recompile the kernel

Just add "apm=on" to the kernel command line (ie. add append="apm=on" to


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