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Thread: A possible bug in Foxconn boards BIOS affects Linux ACPI

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Great job!.. I agree that this must be brought to the attention of Kernel developers.
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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Well, no more Foxconn for me. That is disappointing as they were one of my favorite brands to recommend. Gigabyte or bust from now on I guess...
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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    should we digg it ?

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    i say do it.
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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Yes, agreee. That would be a good idea. Also, the more that the community is aware of it, the more pressure there would be to fix, and this the more people that are trying to get it done because everyone else is taking too long.

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Edit added to OP
    Last edited by TheAlmightyCthulhu; July 25th, 2008 at 08:35 AM.

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Interesting. I wonder if this is an isolated issue.
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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Somebody should put this on Slashdot.

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Quote Originally Posted by the yawner View Post
    Interesting. I wonder if this is an isolated issue.
    If there are a lot of these cases, we can blame Linux hardware incompatibility and instability on hardware makers who "perform shady acts under the scene in the best interest of Microsoft."

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Quote Originally Posted by tiachopvutru View Post
    If there are a lot of these cases, we can blame Linux hardware incompatibility and instability on hardware makers who "perform shady acts under the scene in the best interest of Microsoft."
    Was that ever in doubt?

    Last Intel board I will ever own.

    ONLY Foxconn board I will ever own.

    Unfortunately, Foxconn is the one that provides a lot of Tier2 OEM's their main board, so it can be hard to pin it down to them, I really hope this doesn't become more widespread.

    The biggest insult was them telling me their crap was ACPI compliant because MICROSOFT said it was.

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