Bug 229589 - Bad State on HP-Notebooks
Summary: Bad State on HP-Notebooks
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-21 21:53 UTC by Johannes Köster
Modified: 2011-12-13 22:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.6.19-1.2911.6.5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-03-14 21:03:16 UTC
Type: ---

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Linux Kernel 5534 0 None None None Never

Description Johannes Köster 2007-02-21 21:53:17 UTC
Description of problem:
On most newer HP notebooks, Bios gets into a "Bad State" when shutting down or 
rebooting Linux without removing psmouse module beforehand (which is 
apparently impossible in Fedora Core). In the Kernel-Bugzilla there are 
patches for this issue which are in the upstream of 2.6.21 
(http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5534#c204). I suggest adding them 
to the 2.6.19 Fedora-kernel-packages as novell did the same for suse and they 
didn't experienced problems.

How reproducible:
Shutdown or reboot

Bad State of the Bios causes several errors depending on which hp notebook one 
acpi-events and battery-status are not getting updated anymore
fans are not working properly
cpufrequency is not set properly

Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2007-02-27 16:17:25 UTC
Apparently will be fixed in

Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2007-03-06 14:45:50 UTC
Should be fixed in kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.6.5

Comment 3 Johannes Köster 2007-03-14 17:29:36 UTC
I can confirm it working with 2.6.19-2911.6.5. Bios not in Bad state anymore 
on HP Compaq nx6325.
However there are still problems updating Battery and AC status. 

Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2007-03-14 21:00:53 UTC
Please test 2.6.20-1.2925.fc6

Comment 5 Johannes Köster 2007-03-15 08:33:50 UTC
Does not work unfortunately :-(
still the same problem

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