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Re: enabling apm on laptop

-- Simon Tod <todsr1@yahoo.co.uk> wrote
(on Monday, 09 December 2002, 08:58 PM +0000):
> Okay, so this isn't enough to solve the problem. I've
> added apm on a new line to /etc/modules and added
> append="apm=on" to lilo.conf (b4 running lilo...) BUT
> /proc/apm doesn't exist, so when I try and run apm I
> get the message 'No APM support in kernel'. Am I going
> to have to reconfigure the kernel (how?) or what?
Check and see which kernel you have installed. If you're like me, you
installed a fairly stripped down one -- a "bf" series. Install a kernel
appropriate for your architecture -- a "386", "586", "686", etc. type
kernel (or, if using an AMD chip, "k6" or "k7". This should install a
fairly comprehensive kernel that includes
apm support.

Also, since you're on a laptop, make sure you install the corresponding
pcmcia modules. 

Finally, grab the apmd package -- it sets up all the modules for you
fairly well with minimal need to edit the conf files.

Safest bet:
    apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.19-386 kernel-pcmcia-modules-386 apmd

> "Darryl L. Pierce"  wrote:On 2002.12.09 12:12 Simon
> Tod wrote:> > Bit of a simple newbie question I
> fear......> > I've got Woody up and running on my
> laptop but must have missed> something during
> installation as I don't have APM enabled in the>
> kernel; I tried to get a GNOME battery monitor applet
> running without> success, and the machine just hangs
> at 'Power Down' after I've> shutdown. How do I
> reconfigure the kernel to fix this?> > Thanks in
> advance...You need to load the APM module. Add the
> line:apmto your /etc/modules file. Or, if your laptop
> has ACPI, enable those modules instead. Also, to avoid
> rebooting, you can also load APM immediately as root
> with the command:modprobe apmHTH. :)-- Darryl L.
> Pierce Visit the Infobahn Offramp - "What do you care
> what other people think, Mr. Feynman?"
> =====
> -----------------------
> Simon Tod
> todsr1@yahoo.co.uk
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