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  1. #1
    Iain McLaren NNTP User

    Enabling ACPI

    Hi,

    My 2 main NetWare 6.5 SP2 servers were originally NW6.0 servers which, if
    memory serves, didn't support APCI (ie software power management).

    I'd like to re-enable this as part of my power/environmental monitoring.
    Assuming that power management is enabled in the bios, is it simply a case
    of loading ACPIDRV.PSM in startup.ncf?

    When I tried this after the server booted, ACPIASL.NLM and ACPICA.NLM
    loaded, but ACPIDRV.PSM didn't (it reported PUB EXISTS while loading).

    Thanks in advance,

    Iain



  2. #2
    Massimo Rosen NNTP User

    Re: Enabling ACPI

    Hi,

    Iain McLaren wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > My 2 main NetWare 6.5 SP2 servers were originally NW6.0 servers which, if
    > memory serves, didn't support APCI (ie software power management).


    NW6.0 also supported ACPI. Just FWIW.

    > I'd like to re-enable this as part of my power/environmental monitoring.
    > Assuming that power management is enabled in the bios, is it simply a case
    > of loading ACPIDRV.PSM in startup.ncf?


    If the machine is ACPI compliant, yes.

    > When I tried this after the server booted, ACPIASL.NLM and ACPICA.NLM
    > loaded, but ACPIDRV.PSM didn't (it reported PUB EXISTS while loading).


    Sounds like you're already loading another PSM, e.g MPS14.PSM. You can
    only load one.

    CU,
    --
    Massimo Rosen
    Novell Support Connection Sysop
    No emails please!
    http://www.cfc-it.de

  3. #3
    Iain McLaren NNTP User

    Re: Enabling ACPI

    Yep, I'm loading MPS14...is that the multi-processor support module?

    So...if I have MPS14 loaded, I can't have ACPI? If I chose not to load
    MPS14, presumably I'd only be using one CPU?

    Thanks,

    Iain


    "Massimo Rosen" <mrosenno@spamcfc-it.de> wrote in message
    news:43566311.BECE82AF@spamcfc-it.de...

    > Sounds like you're already loading another PSM, e.g MPS14.PSM. You can
    > only load one.
    >
    > CU,
    > --
    > Massimo Rosen
    > Novell Support Connection Sysop
    > No emails please!
    > http://www.cfc-it.de




  4. #4
    Marcel Cox NNTP User

    Re: Enabling ACPI

    Iain McLaren wrote:

    > Yep, I'm loading MPS14...is that the multi-processor support module?
    >
    > So...if I have MPS14 loaded, I can't have ACPI? If I chose not to
    > load MPS14, presumably I'd only be using one CPU?


    MPS14.PSM only provides multiprocessor support for MPS compliant
    systems.

    ACPIDRV.PSM provides multiprocessor support and pwer management. So
    ACPIDRV.PSM is a superset of MPS14.PSM and if you have multiple
    processors and an ACPI compliant BIOS, then ACPIDRV.PSM will allow
    NetWare to see your multiple processors as well.

    --
    Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.17.6.5)

  5. #5
    Iain McLaren NNTP User

    Re: Enabling ACPI

    OK. I've got an MPS compliant system, so I'll try using the ACPI PSM

    Thanks!

    Iain

    "Marcel Cox" <cimetmc@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
    news:N4y5f.1143$5e6.17@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
    > Iain McLaren wrote:
    >
    >> Yep, I'm loading MPS14...is that the multi-processor support module?
    >>
    >> So...if I have MPS14 loaded, I can't have ACPI? If I chose not to
    >> load MPS14, presumably I'd only be using one CPU?

    >
    > MPS14.PSM only provides multiprocessor support for MPS compliant
    > systems.
    >
    > ACPIDRV.PSM provides multiprocessor support and pwer management. So
    > ACPIDRV.PSM is a superset of MPS14.PSM and if you have multiple
    > processors and an ACPI compliant BIOS, then ACPIDRV.PSM will allow
    > NetWare to see your multiple processors as well.
    >
    > --
    > Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.17.6.5)




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