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Old 07-27-2004, 12:24 PM   #1
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How to start apmd for the first time on Mandrake 10.0 ?

Hi, I've recently installed Linux Mandrake 10.0 on my notebook (Compaq Presario 1205 EA - a pretty old model)

I've installed apmd-3.1.0-6mdk

using rpmdrake

and I can't get it to work!

Using the Software Packages Removal utility I tracked down all the files that were created in the installation process.

I tried clicking on all of them, but

some were just README-type documents

others didn't give me any sort of response

others asked me to select a program to open them with

and the file "/usr/bin/xapm" opened a weird dialogue box that it would be hard to describe.

the total number of files is 16

the package size is 67KB

- - maybe something went wrong in the installation process?

if so, where can I get a working version of apmd and how should I install it?

thanks a lot,

Old 07-27-2004, 02:11 PM   #2
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You'd be better to try ACPI.

That being said, most distros turn off apm with a boot option at system boot. Or at least the only enable it for power off. Look for a line in either lilo.conf or grub.conf that's like "apm=power-off" and change it to "apm=on" If you're not going to use acpi make sure to change acpi's config directive to "acpi=off".


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