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SubjectRE: APM Problems
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There is no APM support in the BIOS on the Dell Inspiron 5000e - it's ACPI
only.

Thanks,
Matt
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Sightler [mailto:ttsig@tuxyturvy.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 3:59 PM
> To: Linux-Kernel
> Subject: APM Problems
>
> Hi All,
>
> I'm having a problem related to APM on my Dell Inspiron 5000e (just
> arrived a few
> days ago). I installed Redhat 7.0 and upon reboot was immediately
> greeted by
> scrolling oops screens. The system did boot on up and upon further
> examintation
> I found the errors were caused by the attempt to start apmd. Acutally,
> any
> access to /proc/apm would generate a non-fatal oops
> (general protection
> fault).
>
> I compiled a standard 2.2.17 and 2.4.0-test9-pre7 but both experience
> exactly the
> same symptom, any access to /proc/apm and you get an oops.

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