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Old 08-03-2003, 05:27 PM   #1
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Which distro supports ACPI best?

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Which distro best supports ACPI? I have a DESKTOP machine, so laptop battery control is not important, but I would like suspend/sleep mode and hibernation support. Thank you for your help.

Old 08-04-2003, 03:22 AM   #2
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dont think it would really matter as long as you compiled it into the kernel or in modules correctly. considering you want to fool with that and dont want to just have a basic non fucked with generic mainstream distro.
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They all support it equally well, ACPI is a kernel thing and as long as you configure your kernel to correctly support it, it should do just fine.
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Is there a distro that has ACPI support built in so I don't have to patch and recompile the kernel?
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Installed SuSE 8.2 last night since clamed full ACPI support. The OS does support ACPI, but not for kernel 2.4, which happens to be the kernel installed by the OS. Have heard Mandrake supports ACPI by default as well, will download tonight. Anyone had any ACPI experiences with Mandrake or any other release?


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