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Old 01-19-2003, 12:24 AM   #16
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"Processor" is the one doing the power off for me... I don't think button can do anything yet, the kernel help says "it can't do anything except show you the button event", or something like that.

However, it's true that any modern mb will use ACPI instead of APM.
Old 01-19-2003, 02:23 PM   #17
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I did'nt know that the new motherboard were using ACPI instead of APM... So I recompiled my kernel with acpi and remove all the apm modules and Voilą ! Everything worked.

I want to thank you all to help me resolv that problem. I am now one question less stupid my slackware 8.1 works like a charm now, thanks
Old 01-24-2003, 11:27 AM   #18
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I hated that, I always thought it was a Linux thing!

I guess for most people APM works, either when you compile it normal or when you compile it with the "use real mode APM call for shutdown"

For my system I tried ACPI since it is the newer standard, I compiled ACPI into the kernel and added the system option. In order to get ACPI as an option in 2.4.20 I had to turn on the prompt for development or experimental option. I needed the "system" option of ACPI to get it working, not the processor or power button options.

What I did was what was suggested, compile both apm and acpi as modules and then try one or the other. For APM it was just modprobe apm uncommented in the rc.modules but for acpi I had to add a modprobe line so I stuck it in rc.modules right below the apm stuff, I think the line was: "/sbin/modprobe ospf_system" (sorry I'm booted into Windows now and can't verify it.) If you compile it into the kernel you will not need the modprobe line obviously.
Old 01-24-2003, 11:55 AM   #19
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thanks... all I did, to make it work, was to compile acpi right into the kernel... so no modprobe, and the shutdown works perfect

still, tks


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