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Old 11-07-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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IBM thinkpad A31p How to enable Suspend on lid close for FC4?

I have been trying to figure out why my computer doesnt go to standby/suspend mode when I close my lid in Fedora Core 4. It used to work in redhat 9. Why is this feature no longer working? I have no other major problems with Fedora Core but it would be nice to be able to have it so that my compputer suspends when I close the lid.

any suggestions?

thanx in advance,
Old 11-07-2005, 10:22 PM   #2
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if your a31 is anything like my r40, you need to explicitly disable acpi and enable apm in the kernel boot options, e.g., for lilo:

append="acpi=off apm=on"

make sure apmd is running and it should work.


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