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Old 03-24-2004, 06:54 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Acer Ferrari freezes (apm and/or acpi problems?)

I'm running Fedora Core 1 on an Acer Ferrari laptop, and it seems that acpi is causing the computer to freeze. I originally noticed that KLaptop always said "no battery," so I updated grub.conf to load the kernel with "acpi=on" and "apm=off." However, this causes the computer to freeze. When I do it the other way around, the computer thinks there is no battery.

Anyone know what might be going on here?

Updated: Oh, the kernel version is 2.4.22-1.2174.nptl (installed from a binary RPM, I haven't done anything funny).

Last edited by nfisk; 03-24-2004 at 06:56 AM.
Old 02-27-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
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I have an acer atravelmate 4002cli, which is almost identical to the ferrari one without the awesome paint job. I have had it for almost 3 months and i'm also unable to get acpi or apm to work. I researched all over and concluded that its a bios problem that acer refuses to fix, since it works fine on windows XP. I'm using suse 9.1 , if anybody get acpi or apm to work on resent acer travelmate laptops please post ur experience.

Old 03-23-2005, 08:05 AM   #3
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Works with FC3

I upgraded to Fedora Core 3 a while back, and ACPI is now fully functional. Woohoo.


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