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...)
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