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ACPI and Linux Mint 10 Installation

Post by nickwolf333 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:44 pm

Total noob here. I found out that I had to change the boot settings for the live disc of LM10 to remove quiet and splash and then include "acpi=off" to get it to the main screen because it would normally hang on my laptop. Now that I have the option to install it however I'm hesitant to do so. All I really know about ACPI is from the wikipedia entry for it but it looks important enough that I'm not sure if I want to install LM10 if it has to be disabled to boot. I have a nice stable setup of LM9 right now, and I don't really want to commit to switching it out until I know better. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

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Re: ACPI and Linux Mint 10 Installation

Post by nunol » Tue May 10, 2011 8:37 am

I just means that you may have a bigger energy consumption and that means smaller autonomy on a laptop.

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Re: ACPI and Linux Mint 10 Installation

Post by loukoumas » Tue May 10, 2011 8:49 am

nunol wrote:I just means that you may have a bigger energy consumption and that means smaller autonomy on a laptop.
in a desktop pc,the result will be the same?(about energy consumption)
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Re: ACPI and Linux Mint 10 Installation

Post by nunol » Tue May 10, 2011 8:57 am

Yes, also small increase in the electric bill and the computer may run hotter but still ok if the cooling works.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerManagement
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootO ... %20Options
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_C ... e#Overview

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Re: ACPI and Linux Mint 10 Installation

Post by loukoumas » Tue May 10, 2011 9:03 am

nunol wrote:Yes, also small increase in the electric bill and the computer may run hotter but still ok if the cooling works.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerManagement
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootO ... %20Options
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_C ... e#Overview
thanks for the info!
I always use ACPI
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Re: ACPI and Linux Mint 10 Installation

Post by nunol » Tue May 10, 2011 9:09 am

If ACPI works on your hardware you should use it but some times because of problems in BIOS/Hardware/kernel it brings some problems or even total failure to boot.

Ex: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=511477

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Re: ACPI and Linux Mint 10 Installation

Post by AlbertP » Tue May 10, 2011 9:34 am

You can keep using LM9 until its end of life in 2013, if the bug does not get fixed in LM 11, 12 or 13.
Note that the 'bug' is usually a bug in the BIOS or motherboard rather than a bug in Linux: there are some computers that do not behave like the official ACPI specifications prescribe (but that are mostly older computers).

It is possible that only the live CD/DVD needs ACPI to be off and the installed Mint just runs fine. Or it is possible that updating Mint 10 (there has been a kernel update somewhere in April) fixes the problem.
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