Re: enabling apm on laptop
-- D. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
(on Tuesday, 10 December 2002, 07:41 AM -0800):
> --- Simon Tod <email@example.com> 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....
> 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