[LinuxBIOS] MSI ms9185 linuxbios support

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Fri Oct 27 14:09:24 CEST 2006

On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 11:40:12PM -0600, ron minnich wrote:
> I'm willing to help resolve those failed patches. I agreed to help MSI with
> this, so I will probably try to work on this tomorrow. I do want to understand
> the ramifications of these
> two patches:
> > Index: src/southbridge/broadcom/bcm5785/bcm5785_sata.c
> > Index: src/devices/emulator/biosemu.c
> before I commit them. I think that yhlu understands the broadcom and can
> comment on that, and Ollie and I can take a look at the biosemu change.
> It is really wonderful to have MSI involved in LinuxBIOS!

Absolutely - this is great!

> We saw an MSI laptop at the LinuxBIOS summit and I for one really liked it. I
> wonder if we could look at an MSI laptop that is Turion-based for LinuxBIOS? I
> know that the Free Software Foundation would be very happy to see such a thing.

Yes. We *really* want to see a (state of the art) laptop that can run
LinuxBIOS. We would make a big deal out of this and advertise this device to
our supporters. Also, we would most likely buy a few for the FSF, and it
*might* also mean that RMS would switch to one of those machines.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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