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newborn1281 06-30-2004 10:54 PM

closing lid freezes red hat 9
i have Emachine m6805 when i close screen system freezes what can i do to unfreez it or to avoid this problem? the same hapens when i click shut down button on the laptop.

JohnKFT 07-01-2004 02:31 AM

I had the same problem on a Dell Inspiron laptop and cured it by disabling apm so the apm daemon did not run. The machine by itself suspended fine, but it seemed there was some bad interaction between it and apm. Hope this helps.

newborn1281 07-01-2004 02:36 AM

where is apm
because i am some what new to linux where is apm?

JohnKFT 07-01-2004 03:39 AM

I do not know Red Hat or your machine but it may be worth a try. Somewhere you should be able to view the services that are running - Mandrake had a Control Centre. In the list of services you should find apm or apmd (the apm daemon). If it is running try stopping it and see if it fixes things. You may lose your readout of battery power but at least it will show up the problem. Apm controls laptop power management.

There is a later alternative called Acpi that you might have and this may be causing the trouble if you do not have apm running. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than I can help you with the details.

Good luck

DavidPhillips 07-01-2004 12:48 PM

service apmd stop; chkconfig apmd off


newborn1281 07-01-2004 06:39 PM

i will try later tonight will tell you what happened :) when i was installing linux there was an option of computers such as laptop i should of selected it :) oh well

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