ACPI on Tyan Thunder K7

Søren Schmidt sos at
Sun Sep 26 05:46:59 PDT 2004

Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> David O'Brien wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 07:52:37PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>>> I have a Tyan Thunder K7 S2462 motherboard running its latest BIOS 
>>> (version 2.14).  ACPI simply does not work at all.
>> Define "does not work at all".
> Well as you can see from the ACPI error messages in dmesg (which is 
> included in my previous email) a lot of stuff isn't working.
> But more than that, if I do "shutdown -p now" the computer does halt, 
> and then it switches off, but in a strange way - the fans are still 
> going, all the lights are on, but the video card stops working, and the 
> on/off button does nothing, even if I hold it down for several seconds. 
>  I have to press the reset button for it to start again.

This is a problem on several machines not just yours, in fact from my 
experience its a problem for most machines.

ACPI has been in a sorrowly sad shape since mid august or there abouts.
I think the releng team is aware of it and trying to decide what todo 
about it for 5.3-RELEASE, backstepping might be the only way to go..


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