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SubjectRe: "Latitude with broken BIOS" ?
Yes acpi=off solved the APM problem.
I am able to suspend my laptop again!
In Mandrake Control Center, in the Lilo parameter options the acpi=off or
acpi=on is prepared! There is a second option which can be set: "noapic".
There is no other option.
But by default, it was acpi=on and apic.

Thanks a lot!
Nicolas Brouard
Le Vendredi 23 Mai 2003 11:02, a écrit :
> Brouard Nicolas writes:
> > I am not well aware of what APIC is but I was running Mandrake 8.2 on my
> > Linux partition of a Dell Pentium III latitude 550 MHz and I don't
> > remember such a dmesg message. But when I upgraded to Mandrake 9.1 here
> > it is. The problem I have is that I can't have any suspend mode any more
> > neither battery indicators and /etc/rc.d/init.d/apm start claims that
> > apm is no more in the kernel. Is it linked to that APIC problem and this
> > BIOS problem, why did it work earlier? Do you think that if I found a
> > new bios from Dell it will help?
> The "$machine with broken BIOS detected, refusing to enable the local APIC"
> message only affects the local APIC and the few services using it like the
> NMI watchdog and some performance measurement/profiling tools.
> It has no impact on whether APM works or not.
> Possibly Mandrake 9.1 detects ACPI (not APIC) which would disable APM.
> Try booting with "noacpi" or "acpi=off" or whatever the option is called.

Nicolas Brouard

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