Re: PnP BIOS + 2.4.9-ac16 = no boot

Stelian Pop (stelian.pop@fr.alcove.com)
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 16:51:23 +0200


On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 10:33:24AM -0400, Thomas Hood wrote:

> Hi Stelian.
>
> Try this patch. It is a modification of the latest
> pnpbios driver patch to 2.4.9-ac16 which includes
> hacks to work on a Vaio laptop. If this works then
> I'll clean it up a bit and submit to Alan.

It works, kind of.

The only remaining problem is that the DMI scan routines are
called _after_ the PnP BIOS scan, so the is_sony_vaio_laptop
variable will be always evaluated to 0 in your patch (causing
the same hang again).

After manually changing is_sony_vaio_laptop to 1 the
patched kernel boots ok, entries in /proc/bus/pnp are present
(not sure how to test if their contents are corect though).

Stelian.

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