I am using an AMD Geode LX processor board with CS5536 chipset and using Debian etch on it.
During my kernel boot I get these two messages:
ACPI: Unable to locate RSDP.
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Now, I have done quite a research on this (approx 1 hr) and everybody suggest to use acpi=off/on/force parameters and all that.
My system has no problems with booting and everything works fine with those messages. What I am looking for is how do I know if my BIOS supports ACPI or not? Does the message "ACPI: Interpreter disabled." suggest that my BIOS does not support ACPI? DO I need to use APM? Is it required that one should have either APM or ACPI on their system?
I can easily get rid of those messages by passing acpi=off but that;s not my problem. I just want to know the significance of those messages for my system.