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    And APM suspend seems to have broken in -test8. Does it work for
    anyone?

    Ian

    Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> writes:

    > Power management.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > - 2.6 contains a more up to date snapshot of the ACPI driver. Should
    > you experience any problems booting, try booting with the argument
    > "acpi=off" to rule out any ACPI interaction. ACPI has a much more involved
    > role in bringing the system up in 2.6 than it did in 2.4
    > - The old "acpismp=force" boot option is now obsolete, and will be ignored
    > due to the old "mini ACPI" parser being removed.
    > - software suspend is still in development, and in need of more work.
    > Use with SMP and/or PREEMPT not advised.
    > - The ACPI code will do basic sanity checks on the DMI structure in the BIOS
    > to determine the date it was written. BIOSes older than year 2000 are
    > assumed to be broken. In some circumstances, this assumption is wrong.
    > If you see a message saying ACPI is disabled for this reason, try booting
    > with acpi=force. If things work fine, send the output of dmidecode
    > (http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/) to acpi-devel@lists.sf.net
    > with an explanation of why your BIOS shouldn't be blacklisted.

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