Comment 70 for bug 319825

Robert Hooker (sarvatt) wrote :

There are clones of the AOA150 also affected by this bug. I have confirmed it kills wifi access using both packard bell and gateway AOA150 bioses. Gateway's AOA150 has subvendor ID 1025 subsystem ID 015B and Vendor string "Gateway", and Packard Bell's SVID/SSID is 1631/0193 with vendor string "Packard Bell". The bioses for all these systems are interchangable and a bunch of people with earlier model Acer AOA150's are using the other ones in order to have more backlight brightness levels. It's not that big of a deal because the module does not automatically load on these bioses but it is still affected by the bug if manually loaded for some reason. The gateway clone is sold in the US under the LT model series name. As a side note, this causes all kinds of havoc to hal keymaps :D

Example from the Gateway bios dmidecode-
Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
 Vendor: Gateway
 Version: v0.3103
 Release Date: 12/09/2008
 ROM Size: 1024 kB
 Characteristics:
  PCI is supported
  BIOS is upgradeable
  BIOS shadowing is allowed
  Boot from CD is supported
  Selectable boot is supported
  BIOS ROM is socketed
  EDD is supported
  Japanese floppy for NEC 9800 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
  Japanese floppy for Toshiba 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
  5.25"/360 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
  5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
  3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
  3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
  8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
  CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
  ACPI is supported
  USB legacy is supported
  Targeted content distribution is supported

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
 Manufacturer: Gateway
 Product Name: AOA150
 Version: LU.S050B.111
 Serial Number: xxxxxxx
 UUID: xxxxxxx
 Wake-up Type: Power Switch
 SKU Number: Napa_Fab5
 Family: Intel_Mobile