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Old 09-23-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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How to get ACPI working for debian sarge


So how would i setup aACPI so i can use the power saving features like suspend hard drives etc
 
Old 09-25-2005, 05:47 AM   #2
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If you use Gnome with Debian:
Menu=>Desktop Preferences=>Advanced=>Screensaver=>Advanced=>Display Power Management
Checkbox "Power Management Enabled"
 
Old 09-25-2005, 03:47 PM   #3
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I use KDE. So what do I have to do? Cant i suspend hard drives and put the system into standby mode like in windows

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Old 09-26-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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Open KDE Control Centre and look for Power Management. On laptop I use KDE too.
It's like so:
Menu=>Control Centre=>Power Control=>ACPI config
 
Old 09-27-2005, 12:19 PM   #5
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it says i have a partial acpi installation ???
 
Old 09-27-2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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Bluntly put: install ACPI packages and then try configuration
 
Old 09-27-2005, 12:29 PM   #7
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Your computer seems to have a partial ACPI installation. ACPI was probably enabled, but some of the sub-options were not - you need to enable at least 'AC Adaptor' and 'Control Method Battery' and then rebuild your kernel. If i rebuild my kernel would I use the same sources

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Old 09-29-2006, 10:20 AM   #8
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Same problem here but with Gentoo.
I followed all Gentoo instructions at gentoo.org/doc/en/power-management-guide.xml to enable acpi and other power saving features but I failed
 
Old 09-29-2006, 10:46 AM   #9
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That could be also BIOS related solution. Check your power settings in BIOS
 
Old 10-02-2006, 01:06 PM   #10
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My laptop Compaq Armada has no battery settings in BIOS :-/
But when there was Windows XP installed the battery indicator was working. Only now in Gentoo it doesnt work.

But I found the problem (or at least I think so). I am supposed to allow one option in kernel - 'AC Adaptor' and 'Control Method Battery'. I enabled the first one, but there is no such option like 'Control Method Battery' in kernel (make menuconfig).
 
Old 10-05-2006, 06:41 AM   #11
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Anyone has any ide what to do, when the option I am supposed to check ('Control Method Battery') is not in the kernel menu? As far as I know it doesnt have any prerequirements.
Or maybe upgrading a kernel would work? (I am currently using kernel 2.6.17-r7.)
 
Old 10-06-2006, 03:19 AM   #12
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Alternative?

I know it's a bit out of subject, but....
Not long ago I switched from Slackware to Novell SuSE Linux and I couldn't be happier, because everything works as a dwarven clockwork. And considering that SUSE in 1994 branched from Slackware, I don't consider the switch as "betrayal"

OK, on subject, I use on my Laptop IBM R50e Novell SUSE 10.1 and all, but all the components in KDE are just working perfect. Batteries and sensors and all the rest of the cr#p

Consider that.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 09:47 AM   #13
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No way I'm gonna switch from my Gentoo... I just need to get that battery indicator working
 
Old 10-08-2006, 06:29 AM   #14
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Okay, my fault I forgot to update my kernel in /boot after recompiling it and that caused this problem. Im sorry for wasting your time by my mistakes... Thank you all for help.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 01:29 PM   #15
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update my kernel

Quote:
Originally Posted by mathio View Post
Okay, my fault I forgot to update my kernel in /boot after recompiling it and that caused this problem.
How do you update your kernel in /boot?

I'm on slackware, does the traditional
make
make install
make modules_install

do the trick?

Can't get this stupid ACPI to work. It worked in the past, but now it is broken I'm on slack 12 latest kernel. Laptop is a toshiba...

Claude
 
  


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