Hi, everybody. I was a Slacker up to the end of last summer, when I tried out Debian on my desktop machine. I'm now running Gentoo on my main box, and FreeBSD on my server. However, I just received an old laptop from a friend -- a Compaq Presario 1900. I have gotten Slackware up and running on it and am happy once again -- I can now have all 3 of my favorite *nixes installed at one time..
However, I am pretty new to the laptop world. I am trying to get the battery monitor to work under gnome. I tried loading the apm driver, and it spits it back at me saying:
/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/apm.o.gz: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/apm.o.gz: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/apm.o.gz: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/apm.o.gz failed
/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/apm.o.gz: insmod apm failed
Not sure what this means. I've tried to get some information on this from the CMOS setup tool, but it's rather cryptic. I guess Compaq never expected anybody to actually have to change
anything. Kinda rankles me a bit, but I can't say I didn't expect it.
I'd also like to get the extra keys above the keyboard to work. I'm also trying to get some other things to work, like the TV out and the "fn" key on the bottom of the keyboard -- it's useful for getting the machine into sleep mode and such.
I'll very much appreciate any advice you guys can give me. It's good to be back.