[LinuxBIOS] linuxbios support for thinkpads?
peter at stuge.se
Fri Sep 21 01:08:40 CEST 2007
On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 06:18:28PM -0400, Robinson Tryon wrote:
> > > > Would writing to Intel (if only to be counted as one more
> > > > data point) help at all?
> > No.
> I just ran across an FSF web page in support of LinuxBIOS, and on
> that page the FSF suggests writing directly to Intel:
> "Send e-mail to Intel, asking them to cooperate with a fully free
> BIOS. Also send them a snail mail letter at:
> Intel Corporation
> 2200 Mission College Blvd.
> Santa Clara, CA 95052
> If it's the opinion of the LinuxBIOS project that writing to Intel
> isn't helpful, what else can I and other persons do to put pressure
> on Intel (and like companies) to get them to release specs on their
> laptop chipsets and embedded controllers?
Call me cynical but I doubt individuals can make a difference here.
I suppose if there was a cut of, say, 50% in their product sales
they might re-assess the situation, but again I don't think that
kind of organization, marketing and education is feasible.
> If AMD is being much more supportive of the LinuxBIOS project than
> Intel, what about approaching them? If I'm not mistaken, there are
> a couple of AMD employees on this mailing list who are (were?)
> actively engaged in getting LinuxBIOS to work with various AMD
Yes, AMD supports LinuxBIOS as one of the boot software options on
their systems. People at AMD work with LB. We think it is great of
I'm not sure I understand what we'd approach them about. Every single
piece of hardware from AMD isn't supported yet, but I believe that
will come with time. They do make a few chips. :)
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