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Re: APM won't blank the screen

On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 03:15:52PM +0200, Philipp Schulte wrote:
> I recently exchanged my MSI-6167 board with a new MSI-K7pro. Since
> then I seem to have a problem with the Power Management.
> I chose "Enable console blanking using APM" in the kernel setup
> (2.2.17pre20) and with the old board the screen was turned off after
> 10 minutes.  But with the new board I get the following message
> every 10 minutes: 
> "apm: set display: Unable to enter requested state"
> But APM is activated in the BIOS and the kernel recognizes it while
> booting:

Turn apm *off* in the bios.  Linux apm will handle it alone, and
better usually than the bios would.

> Aug 27 14:48:37 nepomuk kernel: apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03
> (Driver version 1.13)
> #cat /proc/apm says:
> 1.13 1.2 0x03 0x01 0xff 0x80 -1% -1 ?

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