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Re: apm warning when switch from X to console

Lance Hoffmeyer(lance@august.net) is reported to have said:
> I get this message every time I switch from X
> to the console.  What do I need to do so that
> I don't this this message?
> $ apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x
> apm: disabled - APM is not SMP safe.e/2004-08-23

I have no way of knowing what kernel you are running, because you gave
very little info, so I can only guess... yea.

In /usr/src/linux/Documentation/pm.txt in the kernel _I_ am using I
did find the following.

No sorry, you can not have both ACPI and APM enabled and running at
once.  Some people with broken ACPI or broken APM implementations
would like to use both to get a full set of working features, but you
simply can not mix and match the two.  Only one power management
interface can be in control of the machine at once.  Think about it..

As that does not say anything about SMP it is probably _not_ what your
problem is but with the limited info you gave (Are you even running Debian
?) my crystal ball is just seeing fog.   


Who's General Failure and why's he reading my disk?

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