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Re: APM unusable since 2.4.10

On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, Michael Robinson wrote:

> My Dell i5000e is a *most times* 2.4.9 APM deal too.  Most of the time it
> doesn't lock up suspending, and most of the time it doesn't lock up
> resuming.  I've figured out that any sort of interrupts during key
> phases of the suspend/resume cycle are bad news.  So it's basically sync,
> suspend, cross fingers and don't breathe; resume, cross fingers and don't
> breathe.
> 	-Michael Robinson

Have you set the following config option:


  Normally we disable external interrupts while we are making calls to
  the APM BIOS as a measure to lessen the effects of a badly behaving
  BIOS implementation.  The BIOS should reenable interrupts if it
  needs to.  Unfortunately, some BIOSes do not -- especially those in
  many of the newer IBM Thinkpads.  If you experience hangs when you
  suspend, try setting this to Y.  Otherwise, say N.

Sleep, where is thy sting,
Bed, where is thy victory...
                   -- Insomnia? Me?

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