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MSi Wind and ACPI

Postby naisho on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:37 am

Hello,

I got the XFCE CE of Elyssa working on my Wind netbook yesterday but it will only boot with the ACPI=off option. I tried to use "apm" in the terminal but it responded that "apm not supported in kernel" . Is there anything I can do to resolve the conflict I'm having? I don't have any battery life indicators and I can't get suspend working, since there's no ACPI. Also, pressing the power button immediately cuts power to the whole system. I really like Mint and I'd rather not move over to Ubuntu but I've read that my hardware is fully supported there.

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Re: MSi Wind and ACPI

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:47 pm

If Ubuntu supports it then Linux Mint should also.
Maybe Ubuntu 8.10 supports it, if so, you will need to wait for Felicia XFCE CE to come out then.
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Re: MSi Wind and ACPI

Postby naisho on Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:08 pm

Ok, well I'll wait until Felicity comes out in my flavor :)

Thanks for all the work you've done so far getting the XFCE edition off the ground. A friend of mine got me into Mint and he always pointed at your posts when I had problems, especially with Mint Update on Daryna.

Thanks again and I'll wait it out until then.
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Re: MSi Wind and ACPI

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:36 pm

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Re: MSi Wind and ACPI

Postby naisho on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:02 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:This might fix the suspend problem.
http://wiki.msiwind.net/index.php/Ubunt ... e_Clicking


I tried that earlier but it didn't change anything. I'm wondering if it's connected to acpi?

On startup it dies when assigning IRQs to devices I think. II noticed when it stops loading there's something about trying again with pci=routeirq and reporting if there are good results but after doing that it still doesn't boot correctly.

Thanks for looking into this for me. Is there any way to get apm working in the kernel instead? Do you think that would even help my problem?
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Re: MSi Wind and ACPI

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:29 pm

You need to remove quiet splash from the options 1st and then add the extras.
You could try acpi=force or nolapic_timer
You might want to look here:
http://forums.msiwind.net/default-msiwind/

http://forums.msiwind.net/debian/suspen ... t1982.html
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Re: MSi Wind and ACPI

Postby naisho on Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:54 pm

Here's what i'm seeing:

Boot Options root=/dev/sda1 ro

leads to ->
[XX.XXXXX] pnp : ACPI init
[XX.XXXXX] ACPI : bus type pnp registered
[XX.XXXXX] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 11 devices
[XX.XXXXX] ACPI : ACPI bus type pnp unregistered
[24.126699] PCI : PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
[24.127980] PCI : Using ACPI for IRQ routing
[24.128156] PCI : if a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq". If it helps post a report.

If there's more I can post that could get this working please tell me.

All of the other things you linked to I've tried but the only way to even get to a login is root=/dev/sda1 ro acpi=off

Everything else works hardware-wise from what I've used. Thanks for taking an interest in this.
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Re: MSi Wind and ACPI

Postby naisho on Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:15 am

I updated the BIOS from whatever the factory version was to the current (1.09) last night and it fixed the ACPI problem. Sorry for forgetting Computers 101 on that. Thanks for your help and I'm looking forward to the XFCE edition of Felicia.
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