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Hi there


I need someone expert about compiling the kernel


When in X the battery is with X and says that i need at least to enable control method battery and AC adaptor


I compiled the kernel all ACPI apm are enabled but still no dice


rcapmd status

Checking for apmd:unused



No APM support in kernel


uname -a

Linux SoftParade 2.4.19-4GB #1 Wed Sep 25 18:58:10 UTC 2002 i686 unknown


Acpid is the only one that seems to run.


( ) Within the bios there's nothing about ACPI APM


Cause it's a new laptop


I have to add that before i log into X if i press the button to


suspend the monitor goes off but when i log in X there's no action at all.


Anyone ? Any help will be grateful


Thank You



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Okay but what with the make menuconfig ....



Last time i tried i had a kernel panic about VFS cant mount root fs on 03:02 i think ...


I use Grub


My steps were :


make menuconfig|changes|make dep|make clean|make bzImage|make


modules|cp /boot/vmlinuz /boot/vmlinuz.old|cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage


/boot/vmlinuz|Grub ( where's the make modules_install ) and within


grub> root (hd0,1) | setup (hd0,1) | kernel /boot/vmlinuz | boot


(distro:Suse 8.1 Pro) on Laptop Compaq Presario 2800series

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I'd wait on the 2.5 kernels. I'm running a patched 2.4.21-pre3 and it's working nicely. Once you apply the appropriate patch, 'make menuconfig' should give you a couple extra menu items for power management.


Also, 'make clean' should preceed 'make dep'

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I was sure i could deal with the panic kernel


I Did chainloader(hd0,1)+21 and went all good


But ...


Still no apm support by kernel acpi not at all ( should i try apm acpi =on as well ? ) Even the dmesg rcapmd status unused etc


Or i should try the patch ( which one should i get for my distro ) or update my kernel ( which one again )



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Download the 2.4.20 kernel: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/linux-2.4.20.tar.bz2


Patch it to 2.4.20-pre4: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/testing/patch-2.4.21-pre4.bz2


Patch it with the ACPI patch: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/acpi/acpi-20030218-2.4.21-pre4.diff.gz?download


Patch it with the kernel-level suspend patch: http://fchabaud.free.fr/English/Tricks/Laptop/Swsusp/patch-acpi-acpi20030125-swsusp18.gz


'make menuconfig' The additional options for APCI will be present.


Enable them.




In the mean time, read the documentation on the pages above. Read it all.

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Well i always get a kernel panic VFS about mount root VFS n' stuff after every make dep of my kernel.


And i go through lots to deal with the panic kernel which i can deal with it


But i cant keep the compiled kernel for the reason i've told you before


I load manualy de default kernel , then i reconfigure man too the grub


and so on and i can work again w/o install again smile But still no dice with the compile


() I'm on SuSE 8.1 pro ( no other os's , just linux in the whole hdd )



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Greetings ,


Allright with the kernel.Acpi/bluetooth/irda


Every thing works great , like Rock


The steps to deal with the kernel panic were ( if you configured with reiserFS / scsi emulation within the kernel's options otherwise these were the causes ) are


a) root (hd0,1)

B) setup (hd0,1)

c) kernel=/boot/vmlinuz

d) initrd=/boot/initrd

e) chainloader (hd0,1)+1 ( or +21 )

f) boot



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