Subject: ACPI Error
To: None <>
From: Christoph Egger <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/16/2003 17:36:59

I am running a -current kernel with -1-6 userland.
Here's the dmesg output:

NetBSD 1.6W (MYKERNEL) #4: Sat Aug 16 13:01:34 CEST 2003
total memory = 255 MB
avail memory = 232 MB
using 3297 buffers containing 13188 KB of memory
BIOS32 rev. 0 found at 0xf04a0
mainbus0 (root)
    ACPI-0162: *** Error: AcpiLoadTables: Could not get RSDP,
    ACPI-0216: *** Error: AcpiLoadTables: Could not load tables:
ACPI: unable to load tables: 2
cpu0 at mainbus0: (uniprocessor)
cpu0: AMD K6 (586-class), 233.89 MHz, id 0x562
cpu0: features 8001bf<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,MCE,CX8>
cpu0: features 8001bf<MMX>
cpu0: I-cache 32 KB 32b/line 2-way, D-cache 32 KB 32b/line 2-way
cpu0: ITLB 64 4 KB entries direct-mapped
cpu0: DTLB 128 4 KB entries 2-way
cpu0: 4 page colors
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1
pci0: i/o space, memory space enabled, rd/line, rd/mult, wr/inv ok
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0
pchb0: Silicon Integrated System 5597/5598 host bridge (rev. 0x02)
pcib0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0
pcib0: Silicon Integrated System 85C503 or 5597/5598 ISA bridge (rev. 0x01)
pciide0 at pci0 dev 1 function 1: Silicon Integrated System 5597/5598 IDE
ller (rev. 0xd0)
pciide0: bus-master DMA support present
pciide0: primary channel configured to compatibility mode

I do have an Asus SP97-XV mainboard.
The manual says, it's 'ACPI ready'.

I am an excellent C programmer - in userspace (can look back to 12 years of
programming experience and 6 years programming in C).

In kernelspace, I am an absolutely newbie.
I am willing to learn, so please give me step by step instructions what to
to get this working.


Christoph Egger

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