buggy "comapq" bios? try the new kernel

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by bruce, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. bruce

    bruce Guest

    i've been frustrated with compaq laptops inability to reboot or shutdown
    cleanly because of their buggy acpi bios. those who have them will know.

    i upgraded the kernel to 2.6.test11 last night, the blasted laptop
    finally works.

    the new kernel is well worth the download, especially for usb support.
    bruce, Nov 28, 2003
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  2. bruce

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    bruce wrote:
    > i've been frustrated with compaq laptops inability to reboot or shutdown
    > cleanly because of their buggy acpi bios. those who have them will know.
    >
    > i upgraded the kernel to 2.6.test11 last night, the blasted laptop
    > finally works.
    >
    > the new kernel is well worth the download, especially for usb support.
    >
    >



    kernel 2.4.22 (Slackware 9.1) shutdown & reboots ok on my Evo N800v, but
    prior to that it was hard work.
    The backlit screen still doesn't blank properly tho ...



    I'll spend the extra bucks and buy a Toshiba next time I think
    , Nov 28, 2003
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