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Old 03-08-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
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power management on Mdk 9.2 in a Toshiba A25-S279


I have recently installed a Mdk 9.2 Download Edition on my laptop Toshiba A25-S279. The installation went really smooth. However, I can't figure out how to enable/access any applets which really indicate my available battery time. When I try to use the "power management" menu from kde, it warns me something like "not having APM or ACPI in my laptop".

I have read suggestions about installing the new kernel 2.6, which should have acpi automatically enabled, in contrast with the usual kernel from version 9.2. Is that what I should really do? Can it be done simply with urpmi? If yes, what exactly should I do, either via command line or a graphical interface (I have never used urpmi or tweeked with the holy kernel...)

Old 03-08-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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check if apmd is installed:

rpm -qa | grep apmd

check if acpid is installed:

rpm -qa | grep acpid

if none of them are installed, then you need to decide which one you want (check your manual) and then do one of these (i think you can install both at a time but i'm not sure if that's a good thing):

urpmi acpid

urpmi apmd

then reboot and see if it works...

you probably will need to edit your bootloader configuration to make it work, though:

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