APM or ACPI on a PowerPC Laptop?
On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 23:23 -0800, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
> I am confused as to what power management technology I should be using. When I installed debian etch on this powerpc Apple PowerBook, apm was used as default.
> Things are working great here and I have no complaints. However, I understand there is also ACPI, which is newer.
> Are there any advantages in switching to ACPI?
TTBOMK there's no ACPI on PowerPC at all.
> Do I need to have hardware support for ACPI? Note this is a fairly old
> laptop (round 6 years).
As with all PowerMacs, even APM is just emulated on top of the native
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