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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    nothing like publicity to get action.

    slashdot it and digg it as well i say
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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    is this a specific to foxconn issue or is it more related to the bios manufacturer(pheonix, ami...). If it is specific to the bios manufacturer it may very well affect other brands of motherboards as well. I have never had a foxconn board and dont plan on getting one so i dont know what they run for their bios. It would be good if we could check other boards with similar bioses for this issue.
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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Quote Originally Posted by tamoneya View Post
    is this a specific to foxconn issue or is it more related to the bios manufacturer(pheonix, ami...). If it is specific to the bios manufacturer it may very well affect other brands of motherboards as well. I have never had a foxconn board and dont plan on getting one so i dont know what they run for their bios. It would be good if we could check other boards with similar bioses for this issue.
    It uses a customized AMI BIOS.

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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 08:36 AM.

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Disgusting behavior on their part Oh well, I'll know to give their products a wide berth in the future.

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlmightyCthulhu View Post
    It uses a customized AMI BIOS.
    It still could be an upstream problem though even with a modified bios. I dont have any recent boards with AMI so I cant check myself. Does anyone else want to give it a try?

    EDIT: I just did some more research and it appears I had a misunderstanding about DSDT(DSDT is placed in the BIOS by the hardware manufacturer) and I now agree that the fault lies with foxconn.
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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    I know someone at work who is going to want to see this.

    Come tomorrow I am going to start harassing the phone operator at foxcomm until they explain themselves.

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

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    Re: Foxconn deliberately sabotaging their BIOS to destroy Linux ACPI

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlmightyCthulhu View Post
    Was that ever in doubt?

    Last Intel board I will ever own.
    Um... why blame Intel?

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