Subject: Re: What -current branch for acpi?
To: Ulrich Habel <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/2007 23:10:37
On Wed, 7 Nov 2007 23:37:13 +0100
Ulrich Habel <> wrote:

> hep list,
> My IBM Thinkpad can't use apm/acpi with 4.0RC3, it just seems terrible
> broken for me. When I put the laptop to sleep - doesnt mind if apm
> (zzz) or setting the acpi 3 state, when it wakes up - the framebuffer
> is garbled. I can switch back to X, tho (however sometimes it just
> dont sleep again.)
> I heard there are alot of acpi changes in -current. Is that a special
> branch or is it just -current?
For ACPI support for laptops, you need to use the power management
branch of -current.  It's making good progress, though it still has a
number of rough edges.

		--Steve Bellovin,