Comment 20 for bug 251338

I can confirm the problem on my P5E WS PRO mobo.

Should I just contact them and tell them it is the AMI problem?

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Andrew Farmer <<email address hidden>
> wrote:

> I have been in touch with Foxconn several times today, this bug also
> affects:
>
> Asus P5K-E
> P5E WS and P5E WS PRO
> MSI P965 series
>
> It is the BIOS that is defective, not the chipset.
>
> American Megatrends (AMI) shipped the defective BIOS, if yours is an
> Award BIOS, this is not an issue.
>
> http://izanbardprince.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/foxconn-says-acpi-issues-
> are-amis-fault-is-having-them-repair-the-code/<http://izanbardprince.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/foxconn-says-acpi-issues-are-amis-fault-is-having-them-repair-the-code/>
>
> I've been told to expect the Foxconn fix within a matter of days, users
> of ASUS or MSI motherboards are encoraged to contact them for the fix
> and reference that Foxconn has confirmed that the AMI BIOS is defective.
>
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - Bad ACPI support on Foxconn G33M/G33M-S motherboards with AMI BIOS
> + Defective AMI BIOS on multiple Foxconn, MSI, and ASUS motherboards breaks
> ACPI support
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - Defective AMI BIOS on multiple Foxconn, MSI, and ASUS motherboards breaks
> ACPI support
> + Defective AMI BIOS on multiple Foxconn, MSI, and ASUS Intel LGA 775
> motherboards breaks ACPI support
>
> --
> Defective AMI BIOS on multiple Foxconn, MSI, and ASUS Intel LGA 775
> motherboards breaks ACPI support
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/251338
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>
> Status in "linux" source package in Ubuntu: Triaged
> Status in "linux" source package in Fedora: In Progress
>
> Bug description:
> Description of problem:
>
> Multiple ACPI problems and warnings on boot, PC will suspend and resume,
> but on resume sound will not work,
> and on next reboot, it hangs and requires a hard reset, Thermal Zone and
> Fan
> control support also appear to be missing, I had to set the BIOS to take
> control
> of the fans, or else they run at 100% at all times.
>
> The website for this motherboard:
>
>
> http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/detail_overview.aspx?ID=en-us0000327
>
> I am using latest BIOS, which seems to allow CPU Frequency scaling to
> function.
>
> Version-Release number of selected component:
>
> Linux ryan-desktop 2.6.24-20-generic #1 SMP Thu Jul 17 15:55:27 UTC 2008
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
>
> Running a 2.6.26-git9 kernel from kernel.org appears to fix (some?) of
> this in that ACPI: Failed
> To Attach Device messages are gone and PC suspends, resumes, but hangs on
> reboot if suspend has been used that session, still get checksum error
> relating to tbautils, and still no fan control support.
>
> Running a customized DSDT table gets the problem down to just crashing on
> reboot if I've suspended and resumed in that session.
>
> Behavior is the same with ACPI 1, 2, or 3.
>
> How reproducible:
>
> Steps to Reproduce:
>
> 1. Install Foxconn G33M or G33M-S motherboard.
> 2. Boot Ubuntu
> 3. Try a suspend, resume, playing sounds, reboot.
>
> Actual results:
>
> Depending on your kernel, either resume doesn't work at all, reboot doesn't
> work after resuming, sound never works after resuming, and in all cases,
> ugly kernel error messages.
>
> Expected results:
>
> Suspend, resume, reboot all work, kernel gives no error messages.
>
> Additional info:
>
> I've attached all debugging info requested by DebuggingACPI page.
>
> I've attempted to ask Foxconn about this, and they recommended I remove all
> of
> my RAM and see if the problem continues. (OK, not as useful as funny, but
> still), I asked again and was told to go buy Windows Vista.
>