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Old 10-13-03, 07:22 PM   #6
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Mat, the first thing you should try, as soul_crusher mentioned, is remove support for apm and acpi from your kernel. To do this, you will have to download the vanilla sources from After extracting the file, goto /usr/src/linux and run 'make menuconfig'. This will allow you to configure your kernel, in particular, remove support for acpi and apm. After configuring your kernel, you would run:
make dep
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

Then copy the new kernel, bzImage, to your boot directory and run:

lilo -v

This will allow you to boot your new kernel. Now, I kept this brief and *very* generalized, because you will have to do a significant amount of research on your own. Configuring a kernel is not difficult, it may seem daunting at first, but thoroughly read the documentation provided by, and check out the HOWTO's at

When you are able to configure a kernel that boots properly, and have acpi disabled... it should hopefully work (at least it did in my case.. i had the exact same problem).

Good luck, and don't give up. It will come !!!

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