Compaq Armada Laptop

Lee Colleton lee at
Mon Sep 27 18:21:00 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 18:06 +0100, Benjamin Roe wrote:
> I actually seem to have got it working with "apm --suspend" now.
> The trick was to put a script to change the virtual terminal away from 
> the one X was running on with a "chvt 1" in the suspend script and 
> change it back with "chvt 7" on resume. It's still a bit funny - the 
> terminal I suspended from behaved as if I was holding the Enter key down 
> until I pressed a key on resume, but it's worked several times now.
> Ben
> Lee Colleton wrote:
> >On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 18:07 +0100, Benjamin Roe wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Has anyone out there managed to get apm/acpi working properly with a
> >>Compaq Armada laptop (I have the M300)? I really like Ubuntu and would
> >>love to be able to use it on my laptop as well.
> >>
> >>ACPI support seems not to work - I can put the laptop into sleep, but
> >>trying to wake it up again with the power button just results in the
> >>laptop flashing an orange LED twice and powering down. ACPI support has
> >>always been a bit dodgy, though.
> >>
> >>APM support in previous distros (including Debian Sarge) has worked fine
> >>for standby and so on. In ubuntu, the system will go into standby but
> >>then locks up on resuming.
> >>
> >>Does anyone have any experiences or ideas for getting apm to work
> >>better?
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>Ben Roe
> >>
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >I can second this with an IBM Thinkpad X30.  APM worked under Debian
> >Sarge but even with the kernel option "acpi=off" and the APM module
> >loaded I get a system lockup on resume.  I've tried this from both the
> >console and from X.
> >  
> >

This doesn't work for me.  Even from a virtual terminal, my laptop won't
resume.  Being able to suspend is a critical issue for me.  I guess I
have to build my own kernel.  Sigh.  I wish I knew why this happens.
Lee Colleton <lee at>
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