Re: 2.4.19-pre10-ac2: APM & ACPI

From: Allan Sandfeld Jensen (
Date: Tue Jun 25 2002 - 07:36:57 EST

On Tuesday 25 June 2002 00:59, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> I have an SMP Via VP6 mobo. Here is an excerpt from dmesg:
> apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16)
> apm: disabled - APM is not SMP safe (power off active).
> then:
> ACPI: APM is already active, exiting
> That's weird, because I left apm only to power off the machine
> (otherwise it doesn't), knowing that it wouldn't be enabled because of
> the SMP mobo. ACPI should still work.
> (OTOH, I finally disabled ACPI because (after compiling without APM) it
> appears it randomly freezes or reboots my machine ..)
Havent you heard? Thats what ACPI-support does on linux ;-)

So power off your SMP manually or accumulate uptime like the rest of us.

(actually ACPI is more stable om SMP machines that normal ones. My ASUS A7M-D
dual Athlon is the only machine I have ever seen survive more than 5 minutes
with an ACPI-kernel)
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