apm in 5.4

Craig Boston craig at feniz.gank.org
Fri May 13 14:40:12 PDT 2005

On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 05:16:47PM +0200, Ronald Klop wrote:
> On Thu, 12 May 2005 16:48:36 +0200, Matthias Buelow <mkb at incubus.de> wrote:
> >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.

Don't bother -- I've been fighting with ACPI on and off for the last
couple years on an m700.  I always end up giving up and going back to
APM.  No suspend, but at least the battery level can be read.

After MANY variations of ASL hacks it can be made to boot but is never
stable.  I would be surprised if ACPI worked right even in Windows on
these laptops.  There are a few others with the same model who have had
similar expeiences -- AFAIK nobody has ever managed to get it working


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