Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26725
[acpi] Kernel logs ACPI cannot start APM is active
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:21 EDT
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Kernel logs ACPI cannot start APM is active, but APM denies running
because of a 'bad bios' in the Dell Inspiron 5000e. The kernel needs
to detect this bad bios and disable APM or emulate APM using ACPI.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot fisher on a Dell Inspiron 5000e
Actual Results: Get error message and no APM functions such as battery
Expected Results: ACPI should provide APM like functions such as battery
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
Newer kernels will ship with ACPI disabled.
will be in next rawhide kernel