MandrivaThis Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
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...
well, first try and check if there is an acpi module for your kernel. If the command
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.