i386/55473: Mouse broken on some AWARD BIOS with ACPI enabled
shizukakudo_99 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 5 22:40:30 PST 2003
The following reply was made to PR i386/55473; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Shizuka Kudo <shizukakudo_99 at yahoo.com>
To: Dan Strick <strick at covad.net>, freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: i386/55473: Mouse broken on some AWARD BIOS with ACPI enabled
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 22:37:26 -0800 (PST)
--- Dan Strick <strick at covad.net> wrote:
> This bug (or "glitch", depending on your point of view) report,
> i386/55473, was submitted with
> a non-critical Severity level parameter and a medium Priority level. I
> think this bug report should
> be taken much more seriously by the FreeBSD person who eventually
> processes this bug report.
I tend to agree on your point now as I found out that the LPT port is also
affected by this problem.
When sending data to the printer, it just stucks there until the printer
timeout and then part of the page will be printed. If you can confirm
with me that this also happen to you, I'll close the PR and submit a new one.
If you have a serial device that you can check, I also suspect that COM1 /
COM2 may have problem as well.
This problem is here for more than a year now, and I haven't gotten any
attention to this even I sent message to the acpi-jp list several times.
> A workstation is essentially useless without a working mouse. I happen
> to be one of the unlucky
> people with an AWARD BIOS that is subject to this bug. The misbehavior
> came and went with
> the phases of the moon. I became immensely frustrated and more than a
> little depressed.
> If I had not found this problem report and hacked acpi_pci_link.c to
> make the problem go away,
> I would have had to abandon FreeBSD release 5.1 and would not have been
> able to use my new
> PC for many months. (I am quite grateful to Shizuka Kudo for submitting
> this problem report.)
> Please make sure this nasty bug gets noticed and fixed in the FreeBSD
> development branch.
> Dan Strick
> strick at covad.net
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