apm in 5.4

Ronald Klop ronald-freebsd8 at klop.yi.org
Thu May 12 08:17:59 PDT 2005

On Thu, 12 May 2005 16:48:36 +0200, Matthias Buelow <mkb at incubus.de> wrote:

> Ronald Klop wrote:
>> It is available. I'm running it on my laptop now.
>> I've these in my config.
>> grep apm /etc/rc.conf
>> apm_enable="YES"
>> apmd_enable="YES"
> Do you have apm(4) compiled into the kernel?  I've loaded the module in
> loader.conf and during boot aswell when I try to use apm(8), I get:
> apm: can't open /dev/apm: No such file or directory
> kldstat output is the following:
> Id Refs Address    Size     Name
>  1    2 0xc0400000 5dde24   kernel
>  2    1 0xc09de000 62b4     apm.ko
> The machine is a Compaq Armada m700, kernel is GENERIC from fresh
> installation; dmesg output is attached.

Yes, I have apm build into the kernel. Does your machine have apm?
As somebody else mentioned first try if you have ACPI support on your  
machine. It is a modern, more advanced version of apm. If ACPI works never  
look at APM again.


  Ronald Klop
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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