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SubjectRe: APM oops with Dell 5000e laptop
Alan Cox said once upon a time (Thu, 16 Nov 2000):

> > I just got a Sceptre 6950 (also known as a Dell 5000e), I just installed
> > Red Hat 7.0 on it, and got an APM related oops at boot.
>
> Yep. This is not a Linux problem

The kernel works around/ignores/disables other broken hardware or broken
features of otherwise working hardware with black lists. There will be
many *many* of these laptops sold.

Is there a way to uniquely identify the affected BIOSes at boot time and
turn off APM? According to Brad Douglas, the 32-bit Get Power Status
(0AH) call is broken.

Supposedly there will be a BIOS update in the "future" to correct this
problem.

Dax

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