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SubjectRe: 2.4.22 APM problems with IBM Thinkpad's
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On Iau, 2003-08-14 at 13:28, Ruben Puettmann wrote:
> > This isnt sufficient because some of the SMM traps off the FN-key
> > sequences also crash thinkpads if APIC is enabled. Basically *dont use
> > local apic* except on SMP.
>
> sorry but why breaks this all under linux? O.K im not a friend if
> windows but on the preinstalled windowsXP it runs all fine.
>
> Is this a problem of manpower or missing spec's?

The system isnt designed to run with APIC enabled it seems. There is no
reason for the BIOS to handle this because its not a normal setup and
given the horrors of SMM BIOS code I suspect they had enough on their
hands anyway.


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