Greetings! I want to contribute
nate at root.org
Thu Jan 13 13:52:12 PST 2005
> Good day, folks.
> I am the owner of a Compaq Armada M700 which has some definite ACPI
> issues. I didn't notice right away, because it came up properly,
> reported CPU and battery status reasonably, apm output was
> sensible, etc. Events such as inserting a PCMCIA card or docking
> station events, and maybe even lid events caused the system to either
> instantly lock up tighter than a drum or do a trap 19/panic and
> then lock up. The system has the 686H firmware, which is the
> latest, and with a date matching the latest from Compaq's firmware
> upgrade package.
> I know that this is an older laptop, but at 650Mhz and a reasonable
> amount of RAM, it is an affordable and capable work station, and
> I would like to help with the efforts in support. At a minimum,
> I hope to learn enough about ACPI to "blacklist" only the parts of
> the ACPI subdrivers that are causing the problem, but maybe I'll
> actually be able to fix something. I haven't had any code in the
> release since about FreeBSD version 1.1, and it's about time I
> changed that. :)
> I haven't even read the spec yet, so I obviously have a lot of
> learning to do. I promise not to bug anyone for information until
> I've spent some time with the driver spec and the driver code.
> Thanks, and I look forward to contributing something.
A good start is to read the acpi handbook entry and man pages.
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