Installation report of Ubuntu 5.04-preview (on ASUS laptop)
mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Sat Mar 12 21:59:53 CST 2005
On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 20:35 +0100, Yann KLIS wrote:
> Regarding ACPI support, it seems that ASUS laptops have some buggy
> ACPI support in their bios. According to http://m6n.ath.cx/m6n.html
> recompiling the DSDT table would be sufficient to get ACPI working.
> How can I do that under Ubuntu?
Currently, you need to download the Intel ACPI compiler and use that.
Once recompiled, you can put your new DSDT in /etc/mkinitrd and use
mkinitrd to generate a new initrd. The new DSDT will then be used by
We're not keen on making this process easier because using a recompiled
DSDT can cause all sorts of problems if you ever change the
configuration of your machine. You should complain to your vendor for
providing you with a machine that doesn't conform to the ACPI
specification. Depending on local consumer protection laws, you may be
able to get a refund.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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