For Stormix, why won't my compiled APM work?
I have an IBM ThinkPad 1412 laptop, and I installed Storm 2000 (hail)
because (for me) it was easier than trying to configure a straight
potato release (in particular, my distro got screwed up when I installed
stuff from dselect and I didn't know how to disable prior select/install
attempts from dselect. Things got messy...).
Storm "hail" doesn't come with apm support in the kernel. I tried
compiling it in and figured out I could install both the kernel and the
modules by first uninstalling the same packages in dpkg, then installing
my stuff. (When I compiled with make-kpkg and then "dpkg -i *deb" the
new packages conflicted with the current stuff and nothing installed.)
I installed the stuff (including a lilo) and the computer wouldn't power
off on "halt" command. I tried it with and without "APM BIOS on
shutdown support", and both ways with and without --append="apm=on"--
in LILO. In all four instances I couldn't get powerdown to work.
I have since changed my kernel and modules to the Debian 2.2.17pre6 of
potato and I get working APM built-in, as long as I put
in the /etc/lilo.conf. So I've no complaints there.
My question is: what did I do wrong with the Storm-supplied kernel
(2.2.16) that APM wouldn't work after recompile?
Jerome Mrozak "Never buy a dog and bark for yourself"
email@example.com --"Slippery" Jim DiGriz
(the Stainless Steel Rat)