Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 13:49 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS "I have started to port the linux ACPI subsystem because ACPI is becoming more important now and slowly replaces subsystems like the pci routing table, multi-processor table and apm. The Linux ACPI code is based on the os independent intel reference implementation and so the port has been very easy (and fast to do) so far. Currently the ACPI busmanager contains the basic acpi code (about 90% of the code)."
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RE: Erm...
by on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:00 UTC in reply to "Erm..."

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90%?

I've owned 3 laptops, acpi worked 100% on them all, everyone I know that runs linux and uses acpi it works for also.

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RE[2]: Erm...
by remenic on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 20:39 in reply to "RE: Erm..."
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2005-07-06

Very well, I believe you all. I must be seeing things then.

But just look at the list of "fixed" DTST's on the ACPI website. It's not 10 or 20 or so. It's more like 1000 of them. Every model needs a new one. Pathetic.

And "patching" your DTST isn't easy for the casual user. I stand my ground; Linux's ACPI doesn't work out-of-the-box for most laptops.

I'm sure that most laptop's can be fixed. I've tried to get mine fixed for over a year, without luck. So please forgive me for not giving much liking to Linux's crappy ACPI implementation.

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RE[3]: Erm...
by on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 21:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Erm..."
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But just look at the list of "fixed" DTST's on the ACPI website. It's not 10 or 20 or so. It's more like 1000 of them. Every model needs a new one. Pathetic.

It is pathetic, but also far away from being Linux's fault. Those DSDT tables do *not* compile cleanly with Intel's IASL compiler.

You should blame the mainboard manufacturers for not being able to come up with a proper DSDT table -- not Linux...

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RE[3]: Erm...
by on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 21:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Erm..."
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So please forgive me for not giving much liking to Linux's crappy ACPI implementation.

Again, it's your laptop's crappy ACPI implementation.

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