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Old 01-02-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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Question Acpi on hp pavilion laptop under Mdk 9.2?


Hi all, I've been installing mdk 9.2 recently, because I got weird problems trying to update from redhat 9 to fedora, and went with mdk instead.
I'm the happy posessor of an HP pavilion ze4400, and most of what I need works fine with the stock kernel. But I'm a bit upset because I can't get the acpi and acpid services to actually run.
I'm trying to recompile my kernel from the standard mdk sources, but apparently there's a problem, because even when I run my custom kernel, there's no folder named /proc/acpi which would indicate a usable acpi detection.
I used to have it working in RH9, and I expected to have it working in mdk too, once the custom kernel was recompiled... However I seemed to be wrong in my assumption.
If anybody would help, I would appreciate it.
Also, another question, not related to acpi, regarding a USB webcam... I have a DSB-C310 from D-Link. It's supposed to work with the OV511 module, but it doesn't seem to work at all. The webcam has a microphone integrated, and somehow I think that's the reason it screws up. Another USB-related problem is my Memory key... it used to work, but it doesn't anymore... and I'm still using the stock kernel, so I'm a bit lost regarding what's wrong.
Any help appreciated. I don't really care too much about the webcam and memory key as of yet, but just in case had any info on having that working...
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:39 PM   #2
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uh, hello, anyone have an answer to the acpi problem?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 06:42 PM   #3
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Unhappy RH9 ACPI

Woops, posted here not realizing it was the mandrake forum

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Old 01-13-2004, 06:52 PM   #4
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well, first try and check if there is an acpi module for your kernel. If the command
modprobe battery
doesn't return an error message, that means it's enabled as modules. I couldn't get the acpi working properly with modules, so I recompiled with acpi inside the kernel, not modules. Watch out if you go from 2.4 to 2.6, make sure you're using alsa before updating... redhat 9 was tricky to get working with a 2.6.

By the way, I found how to get acpi working on mdk 9.2 if anyone was interested. The problem was an option in grub's kernel loading... it said acpi=ht, I got rid of it, and it worked. I also have a 2.6.0 kernel running. I'll upgrade to 2.6.1 soon though.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 12:32 AM   #5
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If you wanted to get acpi working in a stock mdk9.2 kernel you just change to:

acpi=on nolaptic

Worked for me ( I use a HP ze5185)

Mandrake knows about it:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/errata.php3#nolapic

Last edited by ac_dispatcher; 01-14-2004 at 12:33 AM.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 06:26 AM   #6
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thanks, but I also upgraded to a 2.6.0 kernel with acpi integrated, so no worries...
 
  


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