ACPI on Tyan Thunder K7
stephen at math.missouri.edu
Sun Sep 26 07:12:30 PDT 2004
Søren Schmidt wrote:
> Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>> David O'Brien wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 07:52:37PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith
>>>> 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..
I think that my problem is probably unrelated to your experiences. For
me, ACPI has always not worked like this for FreeBSD-5.x, whereas my
impression is that for everyone else it came about between Beta4 and Beta5.
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