ACPI issue on my Toshiba laptop
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Mon Mar 2 16:42:45 PST 2009
On Sunday 01 March 2009 19:25:44 "Michael A. Alestock" wrote:
> Hi all,
> As you're already aware, there've been known issues with ACPI running on
> some laptops. For instance, mine is a Toshiba Satellite A105-S2051.
> When I first installed FreeBSD v6.3 I would get the following error...
> *** ACPI-0370: Error - No installed handler for fixed event ***
> >From here, I wouldn't be able to use my built-in LAN or Atheros 5212
> wireless because of constant WATCHDOG: DEVICE TIMEOUT error messages.
> However, I later found out that by disabling the ACPI by placing two
> lines in your /boot/device.hints or /boot/loader.conf files,
> you would be able to use both the wireless and LAN without the ACPI
> running. This has been the case for me for a while, and everything was
> going great until lastnight....
That's the drawback of work-arounds: bugs don't get fixed. Your best bet is to
post relevant information  to freebsd-acpi list and possibly -mobile with
respect to ath.
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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