Comment 31 for bug 1041883

Alex Hung (alexhung) wrote :

The use ASUS_WMI_METHODID_DSTS2 is to make sure asus-wmi and asus-nb-wmi will be loaded correctly - without an DSTS id assigned, many of the functions in asus-wmi / asus-nb-wmi will not work. That's why hotkeys are not working

Preivously asus bios will either respnod to ASUS_WMI_METHODID_DSTS or ASUS_WMI_METHODID_DSTS2 when asus-wmi queries to bios function; however, asus decided that is not true in their new laptops and is making the ASUS_WMI_METHODID_DSTS2 the default.

My suspect is that no the patch cause the hang. It is the working of asus-wmi funcitons that conflicts with something else (apic?) - perhaps a race-condition?

I tried a number of asus laptop, but unfortunately I never had chance to work on any asus with ssd or even a zenbook with a ssd, but it seems it only happens on zenbook with ssd, right?