>i tried adding acip=off in the lilo.conf, but i >dont know how to see if this does in fact work.
To see the command line that the kernel used when it booted, try this ...
It should read "acpi=off" (not "acip=off" by the way) in there somewhere, separated by whitespace.
>I alos cannot find out how to stop the apm >daemon from running either.
Usually, under redhat, use either
chkconfig --del apmd
chkconfig apmd off