Re: 486 laptop apm problems

From: Thomas Hood (
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 15:21:52 EST

Felix Triebel wrote:
> apm: BIOS version 0.1 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
> [...]
> how should I use such an old apm bios?

At least one other old Compaq laptop reports APM BIOS
version 0.1 when it is actually 1.0. The apm driver
works around this by interpreting a 0.1 BIOS as 1.0.

> apm: an event queue overflowed

This suggests that your BIOS is generating events
faster than they can be read, which is troubling.

> why does apmd frequently crash?

Does apmd generate any messages when it crashes?

Thomas Hood <>

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