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SubjectRe: Stelian Pop <>
On Wed, 3 Oct 2001 11:35:50 -0400 (EDT), Thomas Hood <jdthood@home.dhs.org> wrote:

> I notice that both the Vaio and the Inspiron have Phoenix BIOSes.
> So perhaps there is a class of Phoenix BIOSes we should be testing
> for. For the time being, we will need to add Ion Badulescu's Inspiron
> to the dmi_blacklist. Ion, can you give us the exact product name,
> exact BIOS vendor name, exact BIOS version and exact BIOS date?
> Also, let us know all the results of your tests of various kernels.

dmidecode says:

Handle 0x0000
DMI type 0, 20 bytes.
BIOS Information Block
Vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
Version: A12
Release: 07/04/2000
BIOS base: 0xEA3D0
ROM size: 192K
Capabilities:
Flags: 0x0000000000001F90
Handle 0x0001
DMI type 1, 25 bytes.
System Information Block
Vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
Product: Inspiron 7500
Version: Revision B0
Serial Number: 123456789

and from another laptop exhibiting the same problem:

Handle 0x0000
DMI type 0, 20 bytes.
BIOS Information Block
Vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
Version: A06
Release: 05/19/2000
BIOS base: 0xEA380
ROM size: 192K
Capabilities:
Flags: 0x0000000000001F90
Handle 0x0001
DMI type 1, 25 bytes.
System Information Block
Vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
Product: Inspiron 5000
Version: Revision B0
Serial Number: 123456789

Again: both laptops oops with 2.4.9-ac16 when PnPBIOS is enabled, both
work fine with 2.4.10-ac4 even with PnPBIOS enabled.

Ion

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