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I'm a newbie, so the HOWTOs on ACPI are a bit over my head. I want ACPI on my WhiteBox Linux system (similar to RH9) Question 1. Do I have ...
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    What does it take to add ACPI


    I'm a newbie, so the HOWTOs on ACPI are a bit over my head. I want ACPI on my WhiteBox Linux system (similar to RH9)

    Question 1. Do I have to recompile or reconfigure or patch the kernel. I think it's 2.4.21. Is there an easier way?

    Question 2. I've tried recompiling the kernel and "make modules" falls over. Where do I start trying to figure out what the problem is.

    Question 3. Is it worth trying to get yum working to update everything first.

    Question 4. Have I bitten off more than I can chew.

    Thanks in advance from a lonely newbie.

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    i dont think the 2.4 kernel has great acpi support. the 2.6 kernel has much more complete support for ACPI.

    in answer to question 2: what is the error message (all of it, not just the last line)

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    I just get a shed load of undeclared symbol warnings until eventually make returns with
    make[3]: *** [module.o] Error 1
    make[3]: Leaving directory 'usr/src/linux-2.4.21-15.WIP/drivers/addon/cipe'
    make[2]: *** [_modsubdir_cipe] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory 'usr/src/linux-2.4.21-15.WIP/drivers/addon'
    make[3]: *** [_modsubdir_addon] Error 2
    make[3]: Leaving directory 'usr/src/linux-2.4.21-15.WIP/drivers'
    make: *** [_mod_drivers] Error 2
    As I can't even recompile the kernel, the chances of upgrading to 2.6 strike me as slim

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