Subject: Re: ACPI fdc
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: John Franklin <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/06/2003 00:34:02
On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 01:13:40AM -0400, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
> John Franklin wrote:
> >The ACPI stuff is looking good so far.  Of the currently supported
> >devices, the only one I can't get to initialize is the fdc which
> >complains "Error: Method execution failed" (see dmesg below for more
> >details.)
> >
> Hrm, fdc_acpi is losing trying to discover the resources (i/o, irq, drq) 
> of your floppy disk controller.
>  1. Are you running the latest revision of your BIOS?
>  2. Stupid question, but is the FDC enabled in the BIOS?

Yes, and yes.  Even passes the boot time floppy seek test.  It has
attached without difficulty to the isa0 bus in the past.

If you have some patches you'd like me to try, please send them.

> >How hard would it be to get the USB controller to attach via ACPI?  I've
> >never been able to get the USB on this to work in MP mode except under
> >Win2K.  Others on this list have speculated that Windows may be
> >configuring it via ACPI.  I'd like to test this theory.
> >
> USB will still attach to pci; however, support will hopefully be there 
> soon to setup PCI interrupt routing via ACPI and this should fix your 
> problem. In the meantime, can you try adding the 'PCIBIOS' collection of 
> options to your config? My ThinkPad 600E requires them for the Cardbus 
> controller to work properly with the current ACPI code.

Tried it.  Both with and without ACPI.  Fails.  This has been this
machine's fatal flaw.

John Franklin
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