Subject: Re: Call for testing: ACPI standby/suspend support
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/09/2006 14:40:36
On Thu, 9 Mar 2006, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> That would be ok, if I had some idea what changes to make (and if I
> weren't scared by the "at your own risk" line -- what am I risking
> besides the need to reboot?); however, that wasn't what I meant.  As I
> said, the Thinkpad is one of the most common laptops; asking everyone
> to make arcane (and risky) changes isn't very friendly.  Is there any
> way for NetBSD's acpi code to just work on such laptops, with nothing
> more than (if necessary) some kernel build options?

Trust me, Thinkpads aren't the only ones that ship buggy ACPI firmware.. 
here's a _very_ incomplete list of dsdt patches from the Linux acpi folks:

You might want to try Alexander Yurchenko's patch.. let me know how you 
make out.