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SubjectRe: 2.4.x APM interferes with FA311TX/natsemi.o
> When the call
> apm_bios_call_simple(APM_FUNC_SET_STATE, 0x100, APM_STATE_READY, &eax)
> is made, the PMEEN (PME enable) bit in the CCSR register on my FA311
> mysteriously changes from 0 to 1, causing the card to stop processing

The Linux driver set the power management of the card off. The BIOS then
rudely fiddled with it. If its not a laptop seriously consider just turning
off APM support. The Linux idle loop halts will do a fair job of power
saving anyway
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