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Old 10-02-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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APM Module Not Loaded?

I have a slight problem with APM right now on my IBM ThinkPad T40. It always worked before when I used to compile my own Kernel. However, I decided to go with the Slackware kernel from /Testing. After installng the Linux packages APM stopped working.

I uncommented the proper line in /etc/rc.d/modules.rc and I also have both APMD and APCID packages installed. When Linux loads up or if I do 'modprobe apm' all I get is "FATAL: Module apm not found."

Is there a simple fix to this, or is there some way I can just compile the apm module and install it?
Old 10-02-2004, 03:50 AM   #2
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Just fo to your kernel directory and configure the apm support as module
make modules (not needed actually)
make modules_install

modprobe apm
Old 10-05-2004, 07:05 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, that did not fix the problem. I saw the apm module get build, I know its there, but it just won't load.
Old 10-05-2004, 09:54 PM   #4
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You did "make modules" as well?

And I am assuming that you installed all the kernel packages from /Testing (most importantly, the modules package)?

If all that is true, can you actually navigate to your modules directory "/lib/modules/2.6.7", and verify that the APM module is there?

And can you load any other modules?
Old 10-06-2004, 12:53 AM   #5
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The latest linux version is "" and I was indeed able to find apm.o in /lib/modules/ I did however figure it out. I removed the slackware version of and just did a customized kernel compile like I used to be doing. Everything is working fine now.

Intersting note is that ACPI was working fine in the Slackware built kernel of, but in my custom compile I don't compile ACPI, just APM. I also solved a sound problem where ALSA wasn't working by removing the Slackware packeges and just compiling from source.


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