Subject: Re: Call for testers: ACPI suspend/resume, part 2
To: None <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/20/2007 09:58:54
Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:

> On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 09:19:23AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
>> On Wed, 19 Dec 2007, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>> > Real APM is deprecated :-) There's a second kernel for that...
>> I don't like that.  Plenty of machines were manufactured with APM and no
>> ACPI, or APM and broken ACPI, and some of those machines are still in
>> use.  I think we should try to support them.
> I did not say that I want to remove it. But it is legacy and I think it
> is perfectly fine to use the GENERIC_NOACPI kernel on those machines.

On a Thinkpad 600E (manufactured 1999-04) I have been running pretty
recent current with GENERIC.NOACPI (because GENERIC crashed in acpi
stuff), and typing 'apm' was getting me battery/ac status.

Now GENERIC runs, and the apm-via-acpi status is ok too.