Matthew Garrett (mjg59) wrote,
Testing 2.6.27-rc2 with the current released (not development) BIOS on the Foxconn G33M reveals the following:
  • There are no ACPI errors on boot, other than the (irrelevant) OEMB table (there are in previous kernels, stuff's clearly been fixed in .26 or so. Can't really be bothered digging through to find out what)
  • The system fails to reboot if it has been suspended and resumed. The fix is three lines long, one of which is a comment and one of which is blank.
  • The system is otherwise perfectly stable.
Summary: Almost all problems caused by bugs in Linux, one problem caused by BIOS vendors interpreting the ACPI specification differently to the Linux implementation and trivially worked around. No sabotage.

Thanks very much to Carl at Foxconn for being able to get me information about what was causing the reboot issue - I spent significantly longer putting the system together than I did fixing it.
Tags: advogato, fedora
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