[intrepid] smbios is broken

Bug #274095 reported by Kyle Martin on 2008-09-24
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libsmbios (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

OS: Ubuntu 8.10 amd64
libsmbios vers. 2.0.3
computer: Inspiron 1420n BIOS Rev A09

I cannot use dell-firmware tools such as turning off bluetooth, getSystemId, etc. due to a bug in smbios. Whenever I call any of these programs I get an error back stating "Could not instantiate SMBIOS table". Also when I run getSystemId I get:

Libsmbios: 2.0.3
Error getting the System ID: Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Error getting the Service Tag: Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Error getting the Product Name: Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Error getting the BIOS Version: Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Error getting the Vendor: Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Is Dell: 0

smbios cannot even recognise its running on Dell hardware. I do not know if smbios does not play nice about my BIOS version (its the newest released to date, smbios might not have any info on it)

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

Are you running as root? These commands all need to be ran as root.

Changed in libsmbios:
status: New → Incomplete

No, duh. I'm closing the bug.

Changed in libsmbios:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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