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Old 08-09-2005, 07:10 AM   #1
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How to install APM on Debian/KDE system

I just installed Debian on my Toshibe Portege A100 laptop, and used KDE as window manager. Everything went fine except these things:

1. When I run out of battery, the system doesn't say antyhing. I can't turn on battery monitor on KDE control center, it says your computer doesn't have Linux APM. It does give me link to a HOWTO page, and it says something about recompiling Kernel which I totally don't understand.

2. The system doesn't turn off by itself, I have to push the power button after I ask it to shut down. It does turn off by itself while I'm running Win XP

Can someone help with this problem, thanks alot

Old 08-09-2005, 11:47 PM   #2
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Did you try to load the module? Try typing "modprobe apm" as root in a terminal. See if that helps. At least, it should shutdown your computer, I guess ^_^


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