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Manta9527
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ACPI Exception Issue

Post by Manta9527 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:11 pm

I am experiencing an ACPI exception issue with my attempt to install LinuxMint 19 on my home theater PC. This PC consists of the following hardware:

Gigabyte AM3+ AMD DDR3 1333 760G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard GA-78LMT-USB3
AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition FX-4300, FD4300WMHKBOX
Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Setup (4x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM - Black (HX313C9FBK2/8)
Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (ST2000DM006)

I ran across information about an ArchLinux user who had a similar problem and he was told that a BIOS/UEFI upgrade was needed. I wondered if this is needed for LinuxMint 19 as well.

Here is documentation on what I am dealing with:

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

mint@mint:~$ dmesg | grep Exception
[ 0.054197] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054239] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054279] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054318] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054411] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054450] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054489] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054528] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054621] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054660] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054699] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054739] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054836] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054878] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054919] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.054961] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055056] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055098] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055140] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055181] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055279] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055320] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055362] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055403] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055501] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055543] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055584] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055625] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055722] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055763] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055805] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.055846] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.056068] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.056110] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.056151] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.056194] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.056289] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKA (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.056331] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKB (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.056372] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKC (20170831/dspkginit-381)
[ 0.056413] ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170831/dspkginit-381)
mint@mint:~$

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Re: ACPI Exception Issue

Post by gm10 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:09 am

Manta9527 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:11 pm
I ran across information about an ArchLinux user who had a similar problem and he was told that a BIOS/UEFI upgrade was needed. I wondered if this is needed for LinuxMint 19 as well.
Pretty much. Other than switching between UEFI and BIOS/legacy mode (sometimes one of them is incorrectly implemented) your options are basically:
- flashing a BIOS/UEFI that fixes this,
- changing the kernel (unlikely to make a difference with that hardware),
- simply ignoring it unless it causes you actual problems (I don't expect it does), or
- (partially) disabling ACPI in the kernel boot options (see https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/ ... meters.txt)

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Re: ACPI Exception Issue

Post by Manta9527 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:50 pm

gm10 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:09 am
Pretty much. Other than switching between UEFI and BIOS/legacy mode (sometimes one of them is incorrectly implemented) your options are basically:
- flashing a BIOS/UEFI that fixes this,
- changing the kernel (unlikely to make a difference with that hardware),
- simply ignoring it unless it causes you actual problems (I don't expect it does), or
- (partially) disabling ACPI in the kernel boot options (see https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/ ... meters.txt)
Do you know if the switching between UEFI and BIOS/legacy mode can be done on a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3? Or would I need to contact the company for that information?

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Re: ACPI Exception Issue

Post by gm10 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:01 pm

Go to your BIOS and see for yourself. You could do that BIOS update while you're there. ;)

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Re: ACPI Exception Issue

Post by Manta9527 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:35 pm

gm10 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Go to your BIOS and see for yourself. You could do that BIOS update while you're there. ;)
I did, and it's an Award BIOS, not UEFI. I did a BIOS flash and I am still experiencing the same exception issue. I'm trying to install the 64-Bit Linux Mint 19 (Cinnamon) if it matters.

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Re: ACPI Exception Issue

Post by catweazel » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:19 pm

Manta9527 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:35 pm
I did a BIOS flash and I am still experiencing the same exception issue.
There are a couple of active kernel bug reports open for the error message you're getting, but they're not actually kernel bugs. What's happening is that the kernel is telling you that the information it's getting from your machine's BIOS is either incomplete or wrong, so it's really a problem with your machine's BIOS. As long as the machine is functioning ok and your logs are not getting spammed so they fill up your disk drive, you can ignore the messages.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1773024
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Re: ACPI Exception Issue

Post by gm10 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:34 am

Manta9527 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:35 pm
I did, and it's an Award BIOS, not UEFI. I did a BIOS flash and I am still experiencing the same exception issue.
It's actually what they call a hybrid EFI implementation, an Award BIOS with an EFI boot loader to be able to support larger drivers. Interesting. But true that you cannot change anything there. So that realistically leaves you with these two options I mentioned:
gm10 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:09 am
- simply ignoring it unless it causes you actual problems (I don't expect it does), or
- (partially) disabling ACPI in the kernel boot options (see https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/ ... meters.txt)

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