APM: device not configured

Nick Hibma n_hibma at calcaphon.com
Sat Jan 6 23:25:41 GMT 2001

Or use userconfig during boot to switch it on. I am not sure however
whether this change is permanent.

You might even be able to set it in /boot/loader.conf, if I am not


On Thu, 28 Dec 2000, Josef Karthauser wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 28, 2000 at 01:05:23PM +0000, Paul.Newman at pgen.com wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > I am looking at both manpages for apm and at MAKEDEV. When I try to do apm -[s
> > or anything] I get a message stating that the /dev/apm device has not been
> > configured. What am I doing wrong? It works under linux on my Toshiba Satellite
> > Pro 490 CDT. Do I need to compile in apm or is it supported in the default
> > kernel?
> > 
> > Thanks
> It looks like apm is defined in the latest RELENG_4 GENERIC kernel
> definition, but it's not switched on by default.  You'll need to remove
> the word 'disable' from the definition and then recompile and install
> the kernel.
> >From GENERIC (
> # Power management support (see LINT for more options)
> device          apm0    at nexus? disable flags 0x20 # Advanced Power Management
> Joe
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