BIOS or kernel APM bug?

From: James D Strandboge (
Date: Sun Sep 22 2002 - 20:31:02 EST

I recently purchased a usb webcam and found that polling /proc/apm
causes the webcam in xawtv to skip. I can so this either by doing 'cat
/proc/apm' or using the gnome battstat-applet. Disabling the
battstat-applet and not touching /proc/apm lets xawtv work fine.

Polling /proc/apm also causes clock drift.

I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop (1.6Ghz Pentium 4). Using kernel
2.4.18 with rmap12h and preempt-kernel patch.

Jamie Strandboge

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