> On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 10:50:17AM +0200, Georg-W. Koltermann wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm wondering how I should handle APM now that ACPI has basically
> > taken over power management responsibility.
> APM and ACPI are mutually exclusive from what I understand.  You should
> remove the apm device from your kernel config.

Yes, some older machines w/ ACPI can support both of them at the same time,
but most modern machines don't.

> > It seems I still need to configure APM so that /dev/apm is there and
> > battery monitoring utilities like the GNOME battery_applet can work.
> Battery, temp, etc, can be monitored via the hw.acpi sysctl tree.
> Someone will have to do the required conversion to the various APM
> utilities is GNOME and whatever else.

Yes, you can get battery info. in C code like;
sysctlbyname("hw.acpi.battery.time", &percent, &len, NULL, 0);
Note that these MIBs maybe change in future...

Generalized power-management interface API to have compatibility with
APM and ACPI also is suggested long time ago;

Device node for ACPI is discussed bofore too; having only one /dev/acpi
or having generalized nodes for each device types such as /dev/battery0
but we couldn't reach the conclusion, now discussion stops...

Any suggestions on it?  Once we get the conclusion, we can start developing
API and convert userland tools.

> > I also was able to suspend and resume my machine (DELL Inspiron 7500)
> > with APM being configured (and ACPI being active by default).  Sound
> > is dead after a resume,
> What sound card?
> > PCMCIA is dead after a couple of resumes,
> Resource leak?  Warner?

Is yours similar to any data at there (Dell_I7500*) ?

I guess CardBus controllers are _SB_.PCI0.CB1_ and _SB_.PCI0.CB2_
but I didn't see any sleep/wakeup hack for them...


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