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I've been running a dual boot on my Compaq Armada 110 laptop for about 6 months now. I am running Windows XP and Fedora Core 1 (which I just installed instead of my Red Hat 9). APM works perfectly in XP but, whenever I close the lid to my laptop in linux, my computer freezes. I cannot get into a command prompt via ctrl-alt-f1. I can't even reset with ctrl-alt-delete. I've tried to diabled apm in the kernel by doing a make xconfig, disabling apm, saving, then doing a make dep. Is there a step there that I am missing?
On the other hand Ive noticed that my computer will freeze when I close the lid during the boot loader too. (GRUB now, but it used to be LILO when I had Red Hat 9) I figured that my Linux kernel isn't even loaded at that point, so I tried disabling apm in GRUB by adding a apm=off line. However, it did not have any effect. I tried the same thing with LILO when I had it, no effect then either.
I've been doing web searches on this topic for months and I've noticed a lot of people saying to disable apm in the BIOS, but my BIOS has no option for it. You would think though that if it works fine in Windows XP then there should be a way to make it work Linux.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I leave my laptop on all the time and I'de hate for the screen to burn out. Also, sorry for any poor grammar, I'm writing this quickly before work.
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 22.214.171.124, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
try something other than Fedora first. Even Redhat 9 is better. For the kernel you need to make the new kernel also.
copy /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage to /boot.
add it to your /boot/grub/grub.conf
don't remove any older kernel images just incase you have a problem.
I would use a newer kernel relaese to build this from
Thanks for the suggestions. I just changed my linux from Red Hat 9 to Fedora, so I know i have the same prob in rh9. However, I'm willing to give a little more effort before I try other distros. I tried compiling the kernel after disable all power management. It took me a day or so to do it because Im still learning linux. I didn't seem to have any affect. I will try enabling ACPI only now. Looking at the kernel options in make xconfig, it seems that I want to enable Power Management, disable Advanced Power Management, and enable ACPI. Is this correct? I'll give it a get go.
Hey I'd just like to say that for the record, I finally got a linux distrubution to not freeze whenever I close my lid on the Compaq Armada 110. I installed gentoo using a stage 1 install. In my USE variable i made sure to include "-apm -acpi" this will ensure that everything on the system will be compiled without apm or acpi support, this also includes grub. I wonder now if maybe i could have gotten away with "-apm acpi" and try to get acpi to work. But that is a task for another day. It just feels good to close the lid since i keep that computer on all the time.