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Old 05-13-2014, 08:48 AM   #1
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Why do default BSD kernels typically disable PNP BIOS support?

Just wondering... A lot of older computers, especially 2006-2009 vintage laptops, in my experience have problems with things like ACPI and wireless unless PNP BIOS support is enabled. Compiliing a new kernel is less of a big deal on BSD than on Linux, but still, this seems a bit odd.

Can anyone tell me what the reasoning is?
Old 05-14-2014, 01:58 AM   #2
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Mmm it's odd what you say because ACPI replaces pnpbios.
Anyway 2009 laptop aren't vintage.

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