Disabled known-bad BIOS revisions
riccardo at torrini.org
Mon Aug 16 16:38:42 PDT 2004
On Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 09:07:50PM -0700, Nate Lawson wrote:
> Try booting with "unset acpi_load" so that acpi is not even loaded.
Ahemmm, I'm sorry, but I read the next message and updated my BIOS
before any other test :-( Anyway with kernel/world after end of
june it boot only if:
- add hint.acpi.0.disabled="0"
- use a kernel _without_ option SMP/option apic
> Does your system work then? If so, the problem that needs to be
> fixed is booting with ACPI disabled and is a bug. I find it hard
> to believe that your system was designed to not work without ACPI
> since it is from 1999.
After a BIOS upgrade it works so I think it doesn't matter. If you
really need a report from my old bios I'd think to revert to old one
(but only if you _really_ _really_ need it :-)
>> (only a "don't know if related" problem: after switching to sound
>> and snd_* my machine don't play any sound, device is found at boot
>> but no mixer nor dsp are created into /dev ...
No need for this, found and solved. With old drivers my AWE/64 use
sbc, now it need sb16. Don't ask me why. Sorry for wasting time.
Maybe I'm wrong again but I kldloaded snd_driver so I now have both
of them (snd_sbc compiled into the kernel and snd_sb16 loaded as
module). Reading again NOTES give me a hint: I need both?
>> Can I vote for "removing" this MoBo from quirks?
> No, the hints give the same behavior you'd have on ... OtherOS ...
No need to remove. It is a specific version that broke ACPI boot.
After an update from 1014.beta001a to 1014.beta003 works again.
Thanks for your time.
Riccardo. ( http://www.GUFI.org/~vic/ )
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