A problematic switch from ACPI to APM

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Madhusudan Singh, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Hi

    I run Debian Sarge on my laptop which has APM (1.2) and ACPI (2.0). Almost
    everything on my laptop works (haven't tested the modem, but well) - see
    http://www.geocities.com/msdebian/dslaptop.html.

    However, suspend/resume and hibernate do not work. And since my laptop had
    APM capability, I decided to compile a kernel with at least suspend/resume
    working. My kernel configuration is at
    http://www.geocities.com/msdebian/config2-6-8-1.txt.

    My network configuration, described in the first link, has eth0 - wired
    ethernet (e100 driver) and eth1 - wireless network (orinoco_cs driver).
    However, when the kernel booted (passed apm=on acpi=off options), DHCP (as
    usual) was attempted before PCMCIA was started (which is eth1). eth1
    appeared as Null, while hotplug tried to find an eth2 !

    Other symptoms :

    1. My battery (which was fully charged and the laptop was running on
    battery) was showing 0% charge and charging (from the icon) in KDE.
    2. The PCMCIA wireless card had a steady light on (which is the case when
    it has detected a network and an essid) but showed no info on the essid in
    iwconfig (which returned an error that eth1 did not exist or some such).

    Thanks,

    MS

    PS :
    A /var/log/messages extract from an untidy boot is at :

    http://www.geocities.com/msdebian/apmlog.txt
     
    Madhusudan Singh, Aug 27, 2004
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