Your post subject marked as 'SOLVED'. I'm having the same problem with powering off the monitor on my laptop. Can you share your experience with that issue and what took you to solve it.
My suspicion is that feature is not compiled into kernel, since whenever I run 'apmd start' the shell return error message - "No APM support in kernel".
Thank you in advance.
My 'uname - a' is "Linux Vector.Linux.net 18.104.22.168 #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Feb 10 16:25:56 MST 2009 i686 Genuine Intel(R) CPU T1350 @ 1.86GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux"
Hardware - Toshiba M105-Series.