Re: Possible problem with CONFIG_APM_DISPLAY_BLANK

Gordon Chaffee (
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 16:48:47 -0700 (PDT)

I wrote:
> I had CONFIG_APM_DISPLAY_BLANK set, so this made it particularly
> difficult to see if something had gone seriously wrong as the screen
> was blank and wouldn't show it. I disabled that setting in 2.1.42,
> and my machine hasn't experienced a lockup since. It has now been
> up about 35 hours. This is about 3X longer than any previous 2.1.x
> kernel.

So much for this theory. Since I sent this message, my machine has
experienced two solid lockups with no kernel traces. I guess I could
try disabling the CONFIG_APM_* options and seeing if things get better,
but I've seen it experience lockups both during extremely light and
somewhat heavy use, so I don't think this will necessarily help.

- Gordon