[LinuxBIOS] I give up -- time for a new plan.

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Wed May 10 22:09:30 CEST 2006

Daniel Parthey wrote:
> Christian Sühs schrieb:
>>Richard Smith schrieb:
>>>On 5/9/06, Eric Poulsen <eric at zyxod.com> wrote:
>>>>I've been researching the IDE/DMA/Linux issue that appears to plague
>>>>the VT8235 southbridge.  Seems there is _no_ reliable fix for this
>>>>issue, [...] Reliability is a huge thing for me (hence the use of
>>>>Linux).  The Epia board is bound for Ebay.
>>Somewhere I have read, that disabling the acpi function in the kernel 
>>solve many problems for the epia.
>>I use an Epia-M for myself and it works stable, without acpi.
> Somebody on this list recommended me to disable ACPI in the Linux kernel.
> This had solved my kernel panic on EPIA ML.
> Eric, please try to disable ACPI, even if it is merely a workaround.
> Any ideas why kernel ACPI works with factory BIOS but panics
> with LinuxBIOS on VIA EPIA ML?

oh, there's all kinds of fun possibilities :-)

possible the ML says 'tweak this bit' and the bit is set up wrong on LB.

ACPI is Yer Basic Shoppe of Horrors


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