Re: System won't reboot from Linux?

From: Ian Morgan (
Date: Sat Oct 13 2001 - 13:37:31 EST

On 13 Oct 2001, Ryan Butler wrote:
> Please have a look at the kernel thread dealing with Compaq 16xx and
> APM.
> This sounds like the same problem, but I'd like your thoughts on the
> thread and whether it applies to other laptops than just compaq.

Well, it did remind me about the "use real-mode to reboot" option, which I
had tried in the past, but not recently. I built up 2.4.12, and tried it
both with and without that option, as well as in combination with various
reboot= paramenters, but still no go, with or without apm.o loaded. I also
tried enabling "allow interrupts during apm calls", with no success.

Enabling output in dmi_scan.c reveals:

DMI 2.3 present.
62 structures occupying 1945 bytes.
DMI table at 0x000DC010.
BIOS Vendor: Phoenix
BIOS Version: 4.06CJ15
BIOS Release: 08/15/2001
System Vendor: sag168168.
Product Name: Apollo Pro133AX.
Version 8500V.
Serial Number .
Board Vendor: VIA.
Board Name: 694x686a.
Board Version: None.
Asset Tag: No Asset Tag.

Ian Morgan

 Ian E. Morgan        Vice President & C.O.O.         Webcon, Inc.         PGP: #2DA40D07

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