Re: APM or ACPI on a PowerPC Laptop?
On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 10:13:29 +0100
Michel Dänzer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 23:23 -0800, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
> > I am confused as to what power management technology I should be using. When I installed debian etch on this powerpc Apple PowerBook, apm was used as default.
> > Things are working great here and I have no complaints. However, I understand there is also ACPI, which is newer.
> > Are there any advantages in switching to ACPI?
> TTBOMK there's no ACPI on PowerPC at all.
> > Do I need to have hardware support for ACPI? Note this is a fairly old
> > laptop (round 6 years).
> As with all PowerMacs, even APM is just emulated on top of the native
> PMU/SMU then.
Ahhh very interesting...Thanks for clearing that up! No wonder acpi was not available on the debian powerpc repos!