Re: Lockup with 2.4.9-ac10 on Athlon

Kurt Garloff (
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 02:49:45 +0200

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On Sun, Sep 09, 2001 at 08:24:47PM -0400, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> I have solved the problem. It had to do with the setting of
> CONFIG_APM_REAL_MODE_POWER_OFF. It has to be on in my case.
> Is there any time when this option _has_ to be off?

BIOSes are broken. The APM interface should offer both real mode and
protected mode services, including the one to power off the system.
Both may be broken, but the likelihood is larger that the real mode
one is working, as that's the one used by Win98.

Kurt Garloff <> Eindhoven, NL
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