2.4.10 problem with APM on Inspiron 8000

John Ruttenberg (rutt@chezrutt.com)
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 11:40:19 -0400

My Inspiron 8k loves kernels 2.4.* up to 2.4.9, but has problems with 2.4.10.
In particular, it seems that any APM event (suspend, etc.) causes a hard
freeze. In fact, on 2.4.9 and lower, I can even use the function-setup key
which lets me examine/change bios while the kernel is running. On 2.4.10,
this causes a kernel freeze.

My .config files are essentially identical for 2.4.9 and for 2.4.10.

On thing I noticed that seems a little suspicious is this start up message:

Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
Found and enabled local APIC!

For 2.4.9, I get:

mapped APIC to ffffe000 (01442000)

Both kernels print:

apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.14)
ACPI: APM is already active, exiting
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