ACPI CA Embedded Controller (EC) error messages MSI notebook

Alexander Sack pisymbol at
Sat Jun 21 15:19:03 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 11:46 AM, Alexander Sack <pisymbol at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Pietro Cerutti <gahr at> wrote:
>> |> I have a MSI-1034 (M662) Core2 Duo. Attached is my (patched) asl. Dunno
>> |> if it can be of any use for you, though....
>> |>
>> |>
>> |
>> | Thanks Pietro, I really appreciate this.  Can I ask by chance, does this
>> | turn on your battery indicator light on your front panel on your MSI
>> | notebook?
>> This was working anyway, IIRC.
> Ah yea well mine is now completely off charging or not....  :(!  I
> thought this could be related to the status handler for the battery
> but on second thought this maybe something else.
>> |
>> | Also, what's the downside of changing ASL?  Can I brick my notebook?
>> I just
>> | have to ask since I am assuming I will be changing the underlying AML
>> | generated which I suppose can cause chaos (i.e. I want to make sure I can
>> | reset it).
>> No, it just changes the ACPI code used by the operating system. It
>> doesn't modify anything in your laptop. If it doesn't work, just disable
>> it and reboot :)
> Ah, I got it.  I get confused.  The ASL is groked by the core CA
> (which provides the main table API for the kernel).  Duh!  (my ACPI is
> rusty)
> Ok, let me look at it some more and see if I can integrate it in for
> the battery status section...I'd like to try to get this notebook to
> be fully functional if possible!

Well still no dice and my battery status light remains off.  Question,
how did you patch this (or where did you get it patched)?

The issue is still CA complaining there isn't a handler for the region.


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