ACPI is not working
christian.uhrhan at gmx.de
Tue May 4 13:32:42 PDT 2004
first of all: sorry for my english its not my native language.
Notebook: targa visionary xp
CPU: mobile amd athlon 2200+
uname -a: FreeBSD secretcore.ahrlug.dyndn.org 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD
Sun May 2 12:45:35 CEST 2004
chris at secretcore.ahrlug.dyndn.org:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/SECRETCORE i386
dmesg output: http://ahrlug.dyndns.org/acpi_problem/dmesg.log
sysctl hw.acpi: http://ahrlug.dyndns.org/acpi_problem/hw.acpi
first i had installed freebsd 5.1 but got some errors about a broken
acpi-table. After installing
freebsd 5.2 the errors there was no more errors at boot-time but acpi was
still not working. so
first of all i ask google about acpi and freebsd and the first things which
was noticeable to me
was a message which does not appear at my boot output, like this:
acpi_cpu: throttling enabled, 8 steps (100% to 12.5%)
furthermore or better said therefore my system is mission sysctl-variables
i googled again but could not find a reason for this behavior and it seems
to me a little bit
strangely because i know to 100% that cpu throttling is supported by my cpu
and it is working
fine under windows (i know windows does't take it so exactly with acpi
standard so it isn't
realy a good comparison).
after the google session i posted the problem in a german freebsd-forum
nobody could help me. so i decided to update the system to 5.2-current to
get the lastest
source and to see if acpi is working with it. when the update finished i
rebooted and after
login the cpu-cooler got slowed down in his speed but after a few seconds it
came back to
full speed. first i examined the output of dmesg and again the lines like
(1) does not appear
and therefore there was no sysctl-variable like (2).
so i thought i could download a knoppix-with-acpi-version and look if acpi
is working there.
i did it and realy the cpu-cooler got slowed down and came only up to full
speed when i was
doing some cpu intensive operations. i dumped the /proc/acpi/dsdt content to
a file and
rebooted the system. next i did a iasl -dc <dsdt_file> and copied it to
/boot. then i modified
the loader.conf to this:
after this i rebooted the system and i got the message that the acpi table
by the OS. but it brought no success. i looked at the freebsd-handbook and
found out that
it could fix some problems by define the variable acpi_osname and i tried it
out by setting
acpi_osname="Microsoft Windows NT"
because this string was in the decoded dsdt-file.
so now i don't know what i could do anymore and i post it to this
are there any possibilities i did not thought about?
sorry for the long post and i hope my english is good enough so you
understand the problem.
NEU : GMX Internet.FreeDSL
Ab sofort DSL-Tarif ohne Grundgebühr: http://www.gmx.net/dsl
More information about the freebsd-acpi