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Old 07-29-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Question replace bios?


Is there a replacement for bios?
 
Old 07-29-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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BIOS is tied directly to the hardware it's built for. You may find updates from the hardware vendor.

What are you trying to accomplish?
 
Old 07-29-2014, 12:24 PM   #3
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Yes. But it doesn't work on everything. Its a project called coreboot: http://www.coreboot.org/Welcome_to_coreboot
 
Old 07-29-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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My bios has an error in it and will not allow awaken from Suspend, every thing locks up, or sound after awakening. Re-booting does solve problem.
So I thought if there was a resonable sub for the bios I would try it.
If not then I will re-boot the bios from Asus K8v board.
 
Old 07-29-2014, 12:30 PM   #5
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Lots of machines have problems with suspend in Linux, as hardware is designed for and around Windows. I just quit using suspend in Linux to avoid the issues...
 
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This may be everything worked well till I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new Tbit HDD. I can live with the not using suspend it is lack of sound that is hard to live without. I looked up corbot but my motherboard is not listed. Quess I'll find out to re-install Asus bios.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:53 PM   #7
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Installing Buntu 14.04 does not affect your BIOS at all. The BIOS is "burned" into an EEPROM chip and is only changed by re-flashing the chip with the appropriate program. I suspect were mixing metaphors here. If your sound quit after installing Buntu it's likely a driver issue...
 
Old 07-29-2014, 01:39 PM   #8
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If I re-install Ubuntu the sound works alright but if Ubuntu should happen to suspend or go to sleep. Ubuntu locks up upon awakening. Ubuntu forum believes this is a problem with bios. If there are things to check to determine what is wrong I am more than willing to learn.
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Check with your hardware vendor to see if they have an update for your BIOS, if so follow the instructions to flash it. If everything works OK as long as you don't suspend/resume - just don't suspend/resume and disable the sleep mode. I don't think any of my 4 laptops will suspend/resume without issues so I never use it - I just shut down if I'm not using the machine. It takes all of 30 seconds to boot so it's just not a big deal to me...
 
Old 07-29-2014, 01:50 PM   #10
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Re-booting does not re-leave the problem. Only a re-install of Ubuntu regains the functions. Thanks for your time
 
Old 07-29-2014, 02:49 PM   #11
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From the looks of it you don't have much experience flashing bioses. You can easily brick your laptop. Very easily. What you have is a driver issue and has nothing to do with BIOS. Some drivers support waking up from suspend under Linux, some currently don't. Bios has nothing to do with it. Mess with it and you'll most likely break something. Explain what error you get after rebooting when you try to play sound. That is fixable.
 
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Wonder if some part of acpi or apm is at fault.

Could be that the timing is off and your ram isn't being fully copied to ram. Not sure what would happen if you don't have a large enough swap space.

At one time they were trying to make openbios. Not sure how far that ever got.
 
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From the looks of it you don't have much experience flashing bioses. You can easily brick your laptop. Very easily. What you have is a driver issue and has nothing to do with BIOS. Some drivers support waking up from suspend under Linux, some currently don't. Bios has nothing to do with it. Mess with it and you'll most likely break something. Explain what error you get after rebooting when you try to play sound. That is fixable.
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Re-installed Ubuntu 14.04 every thing working.
I just shut down re booted all works well. It seems that when I allow the computer to go to sleep or suspend it and wake it up is when everything locks up no mouse, or keyboard control. Can not warm reboot I must shut down and cold boot. When the computer comes backup there is no sound but the keyboard and mouse work. If allowed to suspend upon waking there is no control or sound.
 
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First of all try adding reboot=cold to the kernel boot arguments. Do provide some details about your system so that workarounds can be suggested. It is most likely a driver issue. Suspend most likely won't work, but the reboot thing can be sorted out.
 
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I have never had any problems with suspend, but apparently quite a few people do, so my analysis may not be dependable. If suspend gives you problems with lock-up and sound, it is most likely a problem with either the system or the drivers. Since your particular problem is not common with Ubuntu users, it is unlikely a bug with Ubuntu, but not impossible. That leaves the drivers as the most likely culprit. Perhaps post the details of your hardware. Those who know more about such things than I do may be able help.
 
  


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