Old ACPI Bios results in failed driver loading
|Reported by:||slaine||Owned by:||axeld|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||x86|
Installed the R1A1 image on a partition on my Sony Vaio Z600NEK (from circa 2000). It's a Pentium III 650MHz with 256MB RAM and a 40Gb 2.5@ IDE drive. The CD-ROM is PCMCIA drive. Ethernet is an Intel Ethernet Pro 100. Video is a NeoMagic 256+ XL.
I had the "Plug'n'Play" option enabled in the Bios as the box had been running XP recently. When looking in /var/log/syslog I could see both the ipro100 driver loading, detecting the hardware but then failing to initialize it properly. Something similar seemed to be happening to the USB driver.
By disabling the "Plug'N'Play" option in the BIOS, everything seemed to work again.
Heres some output from the /var/log/syslog for the ipro100 driver when it failed to init properly.
KERN: ipro100: init_hardware(0x8055490c) KERN: ipro100, found Intel 82559 Pro/100 Ethernet at 10 KERN: ipro100: init_driver(0x8055490c) KERN: [ipro100] (fxp) bus_alloc_resource(3, , 0x0, 0xffffffff, 0x1, 0x2) KERN: [ipro100] (fxp) bus_alloc_resource(1, , 0x0, 0xffffffff, 0x1, 0x6) KERN: [ipro100] (fxp) using memory space register mapping KERN: [ipro100] (fxp) Disabling dynamic standby mode in EEPROM KERN: [ipro100] (fxp) New EEPROM ID: 0xfffd KERN: [ipro100] (fxp) EEPROM checksum @ 0xff: 0xffff -> 0xbbb9 KERN: [ipro100] (fxp) PCI IDs: 8086 1229 104d 8084 0008 KERN: [ipro100] (fxp) Dynamic Standby mode is enabled KERN: [ipro100] (fxp) MII without any PHY! KERN: ipro1000: init_hardware(0x83049864) KERN: ipro1000: no hardware found.