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Old 01-19-06, 08:36 PM   #13
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Default Re: Asus A8N-VM (CSM) - new BIOS 0610 released, still no ACPI fix

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This DSDT finally allows my computer to turn the power off using the poweroff command. What a concept!
Dum question, but why can I tell Kanotix (Knoppix based) to turn the system off and it actually does it after ejecting the DVD Live CD without needing the new DSDT?
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Old 01-20-06, 08:22 AM   #14
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Got a reply from Asus' tech support form. They said to email engineering directly at "tsddepartment@asus.com.tw", so you guys should email them about the DSDT problem and describe how to fix it ;-)
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Old 01-20-06, 04:44 PM   #15
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I dropped to tsddepartment some info. Hope this time they fix it (they got some basic tips for making iasl dissasemble possible). Now fixing DSL script should be easy for them (I hope).
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Old 01-20-06, 08:22 PM   #16
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has anyone found a way to change the cpu volts in windows or other wise
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Old 01-25-06, 03:39 AM   #17
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Default Re: Asus A8N-VM (CSM) - new BIOS 0610 released, still no ACPI fix

look forward to a fix on this.

If i had know ASUS's A8N-VM CSM board would have caused this much trouble i would have kept my old system. I have openSUS 10.0 running on this PC, but it won't shut down properly. Im still learning with Linux and have found this an interesting challenge.

I would prefer to use Kubuntu 5.10 but cant even get that to boot. Maybe the latest RC release will be better.

It this an oversight by ASUS, does this happen alot. . problems with DSDT, etc. I hear that Linux uses the BIOS, unlike Microsoft.

For the record my system is. ..

AMD Athlon 64 3200
ASUS A8N-VM CSM
2x 512MB Kingston DDR400 (dual channel)
2x WD 160GB SATAII drives
LG DVD burner GSA-4167B + Combo Drive

openSUS 10.0 running dual-boot with WinXP Home (SP2)

works fine, just wont shut down, or let me change screen res. also wont recognise on-board networkcard/sound/etc

Finding it hard to discover the information i need on the forums sometimes, are there sites like www.quaggaspace.com who have answers ???
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Old 01-25-06, 09:33 AM   #18
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Default Re: Asus A8N-VM (CSM) - new BIOS 0610 released, still no ACPI fix

Still not sure why Kanotix seems immune from these problems, but FYI, here's how to enable CoolNQuiet on Kanotix:
modprobe powernow-k8
powernowd
From the ACPI threads, this shouldn't even be working on my Asus CSM board w/ the broken DSDT but it is...
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Old 01-25-06, 11:18 PM   #19
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Default Re: Asus A8N-VM (CSM) - new BIOS 0610 NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE?

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Asus released 0610 BIOS for Asus A8N-VM (CSM) mainboards.
Where is it today? The ASUS download page only links to BIOS 0506 (even if, clicking
"BIOS history" you still get a pop up window also listing the changes in version 0610...

Also, besides messing up SATA RAID (which I wouldn't use) what else does it breaks
or fix under Linux?

Thanks,
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(Couldn't ask on ASUS forum yet: even less readable/usable than this one, and login
approval takes hours to happen)
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Old 01-26-06, 08:01 AM   #20
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Where is it today?
It was pulled because of the RAID boot issue. I have it on my Asus CSM, but I'm using Linux's RAID and not the crappy nVidia software RAID...
Someone looked at it and said the DSDT table was still messed up. Hopefully, if you guys are complaining to the tech support/engineering department, they'll fix it for the next release...
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Old 02-09-06, 02:10 PM   #21
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Default Asus released BIOS 702

Could you guys check the DSDT and see if it's ok? Would be interesting to know if they fixed it :-)
The RAID boot issue appears to be fixed...
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Old 02-10-06, 03:10 AM   #22
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Didn't test yet... But a diff between readme 0610 and 0702 says "1. Update nVidia RAID ROM" .... Seems that nothing else than buggy raid has been fixed. The 0702 is a "corrected" 0610 which (probably) didn't fixed ACPI...

Small contribution... I packaged a bios upgrade ISO for 0702:

http://morgoth.666.free.fr/tmp/

EDIT: the bios upgrade is ok. I can't see if DSDT table is good or not as my kernel is patched to accept bad characters in the table....
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Old 02-10-06, 04:32 AM   #23
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Bios 0702 is still broken. Nothing was done to fix DSDT.

If you have patched kernel you can still check if DSDT table is broken.
Simply open /proc/acpi/dsdt in any hex editor and go to 0x1d15 offset. If value is 02 the DSDT is still broken (the value should be 53). This check works if you use patch which accepts bad characters in table.

This was my first and last Asus mainboard I bought. I will continue to send ACPI bug complains to Asus till they fix it, but will avoid Asus products in the future shopping. No more Asus. Never again.
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Old 02-10-06, 07:08 AM   #24
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Bios 0702 is still broken. Nothing was done to fix DSDT.
Bad news, even if didn't espect too much from this BIOS version...

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If you have patched kernel you can still check if DSDT table is broken.
Simply open /proc/acpi/dsdt in any hex editor and go to 0x1d15 offset. If value is 02 the DSDT is still broken (the value should be 53). This check works if you use patch which accepts bad characters in table.
Thx for the tip...I don't have to unpatch and recompile ;-)

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This was my first and last Asus mainboard I bought. I will continue to send ACPI bug complains to Asus till they fix it, but will avoid Asus products in the future shopping. No more Asus. Never again.
Same for me ...
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