[LinuxBIOS] GA-M57SLI-S4 and ACPI

Andreas B. Mundt andi.mundt at web.de
Sat Aug 18 18:25:06 CEST 2007

Hello everybody,

it has been pointed out on the list, that an implementation of ACPI for the
GA-M57SLI-S4 needs to be done in a "cleanroom" to avoid legal issues. 

Is it possible to move the ACPI functionality from the BIOS to the linux 
kernel? By extracting the DSDT from the vendor BIOS and preparing a kernel 


the user could run linuxbios but the vendor's DSDT as a workaround for the 
time being.

What modifications are necessary in linuxbios to allow for this?
Or do the same legal issues aply?



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