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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.4.8-ac6] (Yet) Another Sony Vaio laptop with a broken APM...
On 17 Aug 2001 10:08:25 -0700, Dave Zarzycki wrote:
> On 17 Aug 2001, Ray Lee wrote:
> > It's looking more and more likely that they're all backwards. Hey, at
> > least they're consistent, right?
> My old Sony PCG-505G does seem to get it right.

Hmm. You may be taken care of by one of the exceptions already in
dmi_scan.c, and it'd be interesting (and useful) to find out. If you've
got a few minutes, could you open up arch/i386/kernel/dmi_scan.c and
either uncomment or add the line:
#define dmi_printk(x) printk x
after the existing "#define dmi_printk(x)".

With that, upon boot the new kernel will show the BIOS version and date,
which dmesg will show. If they are one of:

R0203Z3 08/25/00
R0203D0 05/12/00
R0121Z1 05/11/00
R0208P1 11/09/00

...then in fact your BIOS also gets it wrong, which would be
aesthetically pleasing in a sort of perverted way.

Ray Lee / Every truth has a context.

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