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SubjectRe: ACPI -- Workaround for broken DSDT
From Brown, Len on Sunday, 01 February, 2004:
>The vendor should supply a correct DSDT with their BIOS.
>In the case of Dell, you might inquire here: http://linux.dell.com/
>For non-vendor supplied solutions, you might also follow the DSDT link
>here: http://acpi.sourceforge.net/

Hmm. Do vendors generally release these? I know Dell's very shaky on
the Linux support front, at least for desktop/laptop.
Also, how do non-vendor supplied ones get made? Seems like something
you need NDA'ed docs for.

-Joseph

>> >this is probably best addressed to acpi-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
>> >where people over-ride their BIOS ACPI DSDT all the time.
>> >However, there is a reason that it isn't push-button, and that is
>> >because we don't want to encourage people to do it. We'd rather fix
>> >Linux where Linux is broken, or get the OEMs to fix their
>> BIOS where the
>> >BIOS is broken.
>> How does one get a hold of a fixed DSDT? I've seen postings about
>> how to apply them, but how do they get released? I'd *love* for
>> Dell to release a fix for my Inspiron 8600 (haven't found a fixed
>> DSDT), or to just get a hold of one.
>> *sigh* When will the vendors support Linux?!
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