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SubjectRe: [INTEL PII BUG] Still SMBALERT# spontaneous shutdown on VAIO Serie F
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>
>Still having the problem of the spontaneous shutdown on a VAIO serie F
>laptop due to a bug in the thermal sensor of the PII celeron. There is no
>ACPI, nor APM, nor I2C / SMBus builded in the kernel.
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Are you sure that the shutdown is connected to the errata?

The system shutdown is probably triggered by the BIOS SMI handler - SMI
can interrupt the linux kernel, and the bios takes over control of the
system.

Are there any bios upgrades for laptop?

--
Manfred



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