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Re: Update on the status of laptops under OpenBSD (fwd)
Yes -- a new snapshot is coming in a few hours.
I must say, the pcibios changes have tremendous side effects. You
know those of you who had machines hang during boot just before a
device driver was about to print it's interrupt?
That's what this fixes.
All of those cases, as far as we can determine.
PCIBIOS is now acceptable for all kernels. That's why we shipped it
in 2.8, because we estimated that we had about 98% coverage (as it
turns out, my estimate is that it only hung on about .05% of machines
that dmesg was mailed in for). So we lucked out.
And now it should work on all those.
And we're really happy to see that a number of other bugs got fixed --
by chance -- as a result of those changes.
> Lots of good things indeed--I hope we can test all this in a soon to
> be released snapshot?
> --STeve Andre'
> At 01:52 PM 1/27/01 -0500, Aaron Campbell wrote:
> >Hi. Lots of good things have been happening lately, so I thought I'd send
> >a message. Here are some notable improvements to OpenBSD since 2.8 with
> >regards to support on laptops:
> >1) ESS Maestro 1, 2, and 2E sound chips are now supported.
> >2) Cirrus Logic CS4281 sound chips are now supported (as found in X20).
> >3) I/O on CompactFlash cards in cardbus slots no longer hang machine.
> >4) Can now boot a Sony VAIO Z505 with floppy drive attached.
> >5) Better CardBus hot insertion/ejection support.