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Re: apm and pmud on newest benh kernels

On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

> >PMAC_APM_EMU does _not_ mean that you should use the apmd package (i386
> >power management daemon). What it does is translate the status messages

> Right. It also adds /dev/apm_bios. You should create this device node.
> The APM emulation will notify clients using this device of suspend
> and resume sequences, allowing things like XFree86 to suspend & resume
> properly. Without this, X might do bad things, like banging accel commands
> to a sleeping hardware, or just cause a lockup because DRI was in use
> while the kernel tried to put the video chip to sleep.

Thanks for the explanation. I have now quickly made a 'cd /dev &&
./MAKEDEV apm' (and I suppose I need to restart X...)

 - Jonas

Jonas Smedegaard <jonas@jones.dk> http://dr.jones.dk/~jonas/ +45 40843136
Spiff ApS (aka. IT-guide dr. Jones ApS) <dr@jones.dk> http://dr.jones.dk/
Debian GNU/Linux <js@debian.org> http://www.debian.org/ fngrprn: C02440B8

YES! I found it: http://www.shibumi.org/eoti.htm (by way of otto@jones.dk)

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