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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.4.8-ac5] Another Sony Vaio laptop with a broken APM...
On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 05:47:17PM +0200, Peter Koellner wrote:

> > However, the Vaio bioses list is getting bigger and bigger
> > and I wonder if there is _any_ Vaio laptop that gets this
> > item right. If not, we could just do a search on SYS_VENDOR /
> > PRODUCT_NAME strings, like the is_sony_vaio_laptop test...
> >
> > Comments ?
> at least you got one with apm battery support at all, which is not the
> case with lots of newer vaio laptops. if my observation is right,
> sony and phoenix are about to remove apm support in the NoteBIOS
> completely. most of the latest FX models seem to have their APM bios
> completely broken.

I should say that battery status is almost the only support I get
from the BIOS. (suspend/resume was supported by the older Vaio bioses.)

I'd qualify my C1VE Picturebook as a 80% ACPI - 20% APM machine.
I would not be surprised at all if newer machines go 100% ACPI... :-(

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