#3 acpi- install failure.

v1.0 (example)

After completing the {ACPID} install process and
re-booting the system this error occured:

(acpi failed to start). The error was: Starting the
acpi daemon: acpi: can't open /proc/acpi/event: No such
file or directory [FAILED]

Question: Is there an additional patch for RH 7.2
kernel 2.4.7-10 that updates the virtual file system?

Question: What do I need to do, to correct this issue?

Thank you for your support.


  • Jeff Pitman

    Jeff Pitman - 2002-03-16

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    The stock kernel that comes with RH does not contain
    the kernel code for ACPI. You need to recompile the

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    hmm, I just compiled 2.4.18 but I get the same error...

    i just did:
    make mrproper
    make clean
    make xconfig
    ->selected ACPI (and other stuff :-P )
    make bzImage
    make modules
    make modules_install

    copied bzImage/System.map to /boot, edited Grub to load
    the new kernel...

    Did I forget someting? (using RH 7.2)


  • Jeff Pitman

    Jeff Pitman - 2002-04-21

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    If you compiled as modules, I have no idea how to add support to
    /etc/modules.conf. I have yet to run into documentation about this.
    Probably some alias char-major line. The only way I found --
    because I'm pretty dumb -- is to:

    find /lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/acpi/ -type f -exec insmod
    {} \;

    Then you'd get a billion errors because it won't find the devices
    required because not every BIOS supports ACPI fully.

    My recommendation is to monolithically compile the thing into the
    kernel. If you've done that already AND it still doesn't work, then
    you may have a blacklisted BIOS that has buggy ACPI support.

  • Jop van Raaij

    Jop van Raaij - 2002-04-22

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    After setting ACPI to Y(es) instead of M(odule) it worked!
    Thanxz :)

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    you have to enable on your kernel "General -> ACPI -> button
    " once this is done a file on /proc/acpi/event will be generated

    good luck

  • Tim Hockin

    Tim Hockin - 2003-03-17
    • status: open --> closed

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