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Old 11-11-2007, 04:00 AM   #1
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acpi=off is ok??or bad news?


Ok so i have a Toshiba with gusty gibbon and there is a sound bug that does not allow me to hear anything unless i boot acpi=off. So there has been no progress at all on this bug so basically i came to ask one simple question that i could not find a good answer to here or google. Is booting acpi=off bad news or is it ok? This is my laptop, its plugged in 99% of the time. I would be nice to see my battery state, is there any way to see this with acpi=off?? thanks in advance!

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Old 11-11-2007, 05:26 AM   #2
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Booting with that option turns off ACPI in the kernel, which means you lose all the power management functions that depend on it (as you have noticed, battery level is one of them). You might be able to use it's predecessor APM, though.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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well, it won't break the system that is for sure.
but you will lose ACPI functions, like auto-turn of when you do halt.
basically, you have to press the button to turn it off, and more things like that.
it's not a problem, more of an annoyance.

maybe you can try to view the battery state in "kdesysgaurd", but i doubt it will work with ACPI off...
like ms3fgx say's, you can try turning on APM.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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im getting so sick of ubuntu....
 
Old 11-12-2007, 03:32 AM   #5
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maybe you should get a system that fully supports linux? or simply the official standards should do (the fact that there is a problem with your sound <=> acpi either means that:
the hardware suplyer does not create (decent) drivers
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the machine is not fully compliant with standards


nothing to do with ubuntu, it's not their fault others don't know how to make hardware (or others buying faulty hardware...)
 
Old 11-13-2007, 12:44 AM   #6
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not to be mean but you just stated the most obvious things. of course i know that. and there is no way im going to go by a whole new system....i know its possible to fix this it just might take some time and there is no way im taking the easy way (buying a new system).
 
Old 11-13-2007, 12:48 AM   #7
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and just to clear this up it IS a bug in ubuntu acpi modules. the developers and sounds team HAVE TOLD US ITS A BUG. my computer should be FULLY supported but its not because of the BUG. The two reasons it does not work is 1)the bug and 2) they did not entirely fix the problems the promised to whit acpi/sounds that was in feisty. sorry but i have been having many people tell me its not ubuntus fault when it is.

here is the BUG.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...22/+bug/136469

sorry....i guess im in a kinda bad mood...i just woke up dont take anything personally.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 05:28 PM   #8
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That bug report page also says that you just need to upgrade your kernel (compile your own from the clean sources) and BIOS, and sound will work.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 01:24 AM   #9
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yews but if i do that my linuxant modem driver wont work so i need to keep 2.6.22.14. i would have no problem but i bought the driver and dont want to waste the money.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 02:14 AM   #10
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It seems, from the bug report, that sounds works fine with feisty and edgy. Why don't you downgrade?

I think it's safe to wait a bit before installing the "brand new version" of ubuntu, "brand new" does not necessarily mean "better".
 
Old 11-15-2007, 01:06 AM   #11
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It seems, from the bug report, that sounds works fine with feisty and edgy. Why don't you downgrade?

I think it's safe to wait a bit before installing the "brand new version" of ubuntu, "brand new" does not necessarily mean "better".
That is what i though about doing but i cant find a download. also my main problem is that i would like to keep 2.6.22.14 so i dont have to buy another linuxant driver. i wish i would have just installed feisty in the first place.
 
Old 11-15-2007, 01:42 AM   #12
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so there is a fix on the bug site now that is working for everyone but me. and im sure it would work for me but when i installed the packages my modem stopped working. when i ran hsfconfig it told me that the driver did not support custom drivers and i will need to obtain (buy) the generic debian driver. any ideas? other than buying the driver of course.
 
  


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