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Re: enabling apm on laptop

-- D. <youto_22554@yahoo.com> wrote
(on Tuesday, 10 December 2002, 07:41 AM -0800):
> --- Simon Tod <todsr1@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > 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?
> > Thanks.... 
> > 
> Simon,
>   From what you just said, you need to do a apt-get
> install apmd .  Then from what I see you did not run
> lilo after you changed it so I would open lilo.conf in
> your favorite editor, make sure that append="apm=on"
> is there, save it and then run lilo.  
>   If you then do shutdown -r now as su or root the
> system will reboot.  The next time that you shutdown
> your laptop, it should shutdown correctly.
>   If memory serves me correctly, I did not have to
> load a apm configured kernel on my system for this
> procedure to work.
I recently installed Debian on an old P-120 laptop, and I *did* have to
install an apm configured kernel for apmd to work.

But give it whirl and see what happens.

Matthew Weier O'Phinney

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