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Old 05-24-2005, 02:17 AM   #1
jasone
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slack 10.1 -> current testing kernel and battery support


Hi!

I'm using the testing kernel from current (2.6.11.9) with my slack 10.1 but there is no battery support for my laptop. At boot I get
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modprobe apm: No apm support in kernel!
How can I fix that or should I use acpi? If so, how do I enable it. Can't find it in rc.modules... Or maybe I need to compile my own kernel to get this?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-24-2005, 03:05 AM   #2
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hi there,
most modern laptops have a better communication with acpi.
i would suggest a recompilation of the current kernel.
afaik, the slackware 2.6 kernel has no support for freq scaling also.
this is a pretty new world and to get the best from your machine i would suggest to change somethings in the kernel.
regards
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:16 AM   #3
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Thanks... I was afraid it had to come to that. But I guess I have to try compile sometime. Anyone with a good slackware specific guide for 2.6 kernels? I might use my old config file and add/remove instead though...
 
Old 05-24-2005, 04:00 AM   #4
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hi there,
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Originally posted by jasone
Thanks... I was afraid it had to come to that. But I guess I have to try compile sometime. Anyone with a good slackware specific guide for 2.6 kernels? I might use my old config file and add/remove instead though...
you should not be afraid. no reason. as slackware user , you should almost be happy.
i think here is a good starting point.
may the force be with you..
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