Re: enabling apm on laptop
I've had several different response to this problem...
I did run lilo after altering lilo.conf and already
have apmd installed - I get a 'No APM support in
kernel' message with this as well.
I don't get anywhere with the 'modprobe apm'
suggestions (don't know what modprobe is and can't
find it to install).
I don't know what kernel I have installed. Yes, I'm
sure that there's an easy way to find this out! I'm
guessing that it's either one that is not capable of
providing APM support or it just isn't configured
correctly. There must be some good HOW-TO's out there
on reconfiguring a kernel or installing a new one...
any pointers helpful - if this really is the route
that I have to go down!
--- Matthew Weier O'Phinney
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > -- D.
> (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
> > > append="apm=on" to lilo.conf (b4 running
> > > 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
> > > Thanks....
> > >
> > Simon,
> > From what you just said, you need to do a
> > install apmd . Then from what I see you did not
> > lilo after you changed it so I would open
> lilo.conf in
> > your favorite editor, make sure that
> > 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
> > 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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