How create /dev/apm* ???
apasselac at free.fr
Fri Aug 22 07:57:45 PDT 2003
[---- On Fri, 22 Aug, 2003 at 9:22, Eric wrote: ----]
> This is better suited towards freebsd-questions, so I'm going to copy this
> to that list.
In freebsd-questions or freebsd-current ???
As somebody point the mistake out to me : I'm working on 5.1 which is the current. So I have just posted this question in freebsd-current.
That's good or not ?
> It is my understanding that ACPI depreciates APM, and that APM was mainly
> used in the 4.x branch. If anyone is the wiser, please correct me.
I'm newcomer on freebsd (before I work several years on Linux).
I have no personal preference between ACPI and APM.
ACPI is more recent and more powerfull than APM.
But with some kind of BIOS the ACPI using, it seems to be impossible.
So I try to use APM.
APM seems to be usable on FreeBSD 5.X.
The HandBook explains how to use it. But I have always a problem.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Armand Passelac" <apasselac at free.fr>
> To: <freebsd-current at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 9:10 AM
> Subject: How create /dev/apm* ???
> > Hi,
> > I have installed a FreeBSD 5.1 on my Laptop (Compaq Armada E500).
> > I have a problem with the power management :
> > - I can't use the ACPI module : the kernel can't be loaded.
> > OK no problem !
> > As I saw within many FAQs, it's normal (it depends on the type of the
> > - I would like to use APM so !
> > I realize the following stages (see
> http://freebsd.unixtech.be/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/laptop/x61.html) :
> > * I build my kernel with "device apm"
> > * /boot/device.hints :
> > hint.acpi.0.disabled="1"
> > #hw.acpi.ec.event_driven="1"
> > hint.apm.0.disabled="0"
> > hint.apm.0.flags="0x20"
> > * /boot/loader.conf :
> > apm_load="YES"
> > * /etc/rc.conf
> > apm_enable="YES"
> > But during the boot I get an error : "can't open /dev/apm"
> > Indeed, there is no device with apm* name within /dev
> > How can I create this device (In the freebsd-questions list somebody tails
> me that's not possible with 5.X there is no possibility to use a kind of
> > Thanks a lot.
> > --
> > "No guts No glory"
> > =] PASSELAC Armand [=
> > ( @ @ )
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