8480Re: apm on dell8100
- Dec 6, 2001Justin, I also downloaded the 2.4.16 kernel, but APM dosent work at
all for me :( also apm -S gives me standby: parameter out of range.
what options did you compile into your kernel??
--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Justin Ellison <justin@t...> wrote:
> Shooting from the hip on this one, but when I think of Enterprise, I
> think of big-time high-availability database servers. Having power
> management enabled on one of those would be an absolute nightmare. My
> guess would be that the enterprise kernel from RH has no power
> management options compiled in. Did you install the enterprise kernel
> yourself? I'd recommend using a different kernel. 2.4.16 has been
> running great for me on my 8100 - plus you get I8k support!
> sunil_mukhi wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have the same or similar problem with APM.
> > I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 and installed Red Hat 7.2. When I plug in
> > or unplug the AC adaptor while Linux is running, (makes no difference
> > if X is running or not), the machine freezes instantly. Nothing to be
> > done except power off and sit through another fsck. (Sometimes it
> > powers itself off after a few minutes of hanging, but it's still a
> > crash). I've tried logging what it does when it crashes, but it leaves
> > no record.
> > The kernel I'm using is the RedHat 2.4.7-10 Enterprise (frankly I
> > don't know what Enterprise signifies, but it runs my GeForce 2 Go
> > video card very well). It does seem to have APM compiled in, and the
> > apmd is certainly running. Can anyone suggest diagnostics or a fix?
> > I'm not much of an expert myself.
> > I also find that apm -S is unavailable, while apm -s (standby) only
> > crashes X. On the other hand, apmd is doing part of its job right.
> > When the battery is very low it successfully sends a Wall message.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Sunil Mukhi
> > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., richard@n... wrote:
> >>I've read the archives and dell laptops web pages and even tried
> >>support from SuSe. But I can not get apm to work on a dell 8100 with
> >>SuSE 7.3. Basically using standard SuSE 2.4.10 kernel, at the
> >>command prompt and with apm enabled, the machine sounds like it
> >>shuts down the drive but the power lights don't change and the
> >>screen freezes. Requires a power off crash to restart.
> >>apm -S states this is not available.
> >>Can anyone help or provide suggestions.
> >>Also but probably unrelated, the system freezes on shutdown if I
> >>have used the 3com pcmcia card during the session.
> >>I've been trying to sort this out since delivery two weeks ago and
> >>frankly windows XP on hda1 is starting to look very attractive. (How
> >>I hate the **** that stole my perfectly good and working Gateway).
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