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Oh, well, here's an FYI for Compaq, and HP laptops running Mandrake 9.1:
To get ACPI working:
1) Install ACPI, and ACPID through the packages configuration.
3) edit /etc/lilo.conf, and under your linux boot options, you will see the "append" line. In there will be "acpi=off" Change that to "acpi=on"
Also, I've found that some laptops require you to put in disk one, and starts it with "apm=off acpi-on" plus whatever other boot options you run, like "noauto". This is how I did it... and it's worked on 2 compaq (2100, 2800) and 1 HP(5300) machines I've tried it on. Let me know how it works!
Edit: FYI, you need to uninstall or turn off APM inorder to get ACPI working.
I don't have a compaq or hp but i did have problems installing on my laptop the way i finally got it is to select to install the acpi package when first installing and inabling it in the lilo config and finally turning APM OFF! Then it worked fine from boot up! I think that at the end of the install there is a place where you can configure what services you want to run. Just remove APM and enable ACPI.
Originally posted by rainchill So I am assuming you got PCMCIA working? I have a 4315 and I can't for the life of me get MDK 9.2 rc2 or lower to detect or install PCMCIA without locking up.
Yeah, PCMCIA worked fine. IF you have issues with it, I'd try running "linux noauto" and installign ti afterwards... I has issues with my firewire, where it would lock up until I did the noauto. After the 1st reboot it installed an configured my firewire fine.. so I'm assuming it could wokr the same for you.
OH, and I should prolly mention that APM should be off inorder to get ACPI working :-p
I tried the "linux noauto" and that prevents it from locking when loading the setup. When I get to the end I unselect "apmd" from the configuration screen, but there is nowhere is select an acpo package except on the lilo configurator. But this does what the guy before me said, where it just locks up after I tell Lilo to boot Linux.
So I tried telling LILO to boot Linux-nofb (whatever that means) It listed everything it was doing then froze on something starting with DSDT.... But a few lines before that said something about "ACPI 00803003......" What is going on here? Any help would be great.
Originally posted by Macguyvok Well, my thought is that you need to install ACPI before enabling acpi=on. If you don't it's gunna freeze on bootup.
I have installed ACPI and ACPID, but it says it cant find /proc/acpi/events, and there is no acpi directory in /proc. I tried to go into su under the shell prompt and create one, and then move the events file there (i found the events file) but it wont let me create the directory. Any other ideas?
Well, the /proc directory isn't really there. It's a virtual list of all the processes running. My firend had a similiare issue, and all I can say is that either u're bios, or the current ACPI won't work with u're laptop. I'd be tempted to try Mandrake 9.2 RC@, as that seems to have a much improved ACPI, that supports hibernate on my laptop, and seems to allow some other system to run ACPI that couldn't before.
Originally posted by Macguyvok Well, the /proc directory isn't really there. It's a virtual list of all the processes running. My firend had a similiare issue, and all I can say is that either u're bios, or the current ACPI won't work with u're laptop. I'd be tempted to try Mandrake 9.2 RC@, as that seems to have a much improved ACPI, that supports hibernate on my laptop, and seems to allow some other system to run ACPI that couldn't before.
Ok, im definitely looking forward to the 9.2 final. I have no ACPI options in my BIOS, which means it probably isnt supported, but that makes me ask, if its not supported, then why does it work perfectly in Winhoe$? How buggy is the 9.2RC2?