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ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

Emma Jane Hogbin

Erich Schubert - Author of the section on DSDT.

Revision History
Revision v1.5.12004-07-15Revised by: ejh
Link included to the French translation of this document.
Revision v1.52004-05-21Revised by: ejh
Minor updates for the 2.6.6 kernel and corrections regarding which kernels need patching.
Revision v1.42004-05-12Revised by: ejh
Initial thoughts on the 2.6.5 kernel; includes information on battery monitoring applications causing touchpad lockup problems.

Outlines how to patch a kernel for ACPI support.


Table of Contents
1. About this document
2. Copyright and License
3. Translations
4. About ACPI
5. Why switch?
6. DSDT: Differentiated System Description Table
7. Installing from scratch
7.1. Choosing a kernel
8. Backups
9. Download and Unpack the New Kernel
9.1. Required packages
9.2. Unpack
10. Configure the new kernel
11. Compile the new kernel
12. Install the new kernel
13. Reboot and test
14. Load related modules
15. Switching from APM to ACPI
16. Using ACPI
17. References and Resources
18. Thanks
A. Patching Old Kernels
A.1. Getting the Source Files
B. ACPI the Non-Debian Way
B.1. Compile the kernel
B.2. Install the new kernel
B.3. Software packages
C. GNU Free Documentation License
C.1. PREAMBLE
C.2. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
C.3. VERBATIM COPYING
C.4. COPYING IN QUANTITY
C.5. MODIFICATIONS
C.6. COMBINING DOCUMENTS
C.7. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
C.8. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
C.9. TRANSLATION
C.10. TERMINATION
C.11. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
C.12. How to use this License for your documents