UF Tutorial of the Week – September 21, 2009.

DSDT (Differentiated System Description Table) is in the BIOS and this is where the OS looks for hardware and configuration info. It sometimes needs to be adjusted, in particular regarding ACPI. 67GTA has written a comprehensive tutorial for Ubuntu and Linux Mint: “HOWTO Fix A Buggy DSDT File” which currently works only up to Jaunty 9.04 release. I’m not sure I understand all the details, but reading through the thread, members seem to be able to fix a large range of ACPI related issues.

Credits to unutbu who suggested the tutorial. As unutbu puts it:

It is kind of amazing (at least to me) that fixing one file can solve such a variety of problems.

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2 thoughts on “UF Tutorial of the Week – September 21, 2009.

  1. Thank you for keeping the tutorial of the week alive. I really like the idea.

    I translated this tutorial and some others, five in total so far, you picked in the past into Japanese (thanks to Creative Commons at the forums).

    I’m not pasting URLs to individual translations, but they are listed in http://rionaoki.net/tag/totw, in case somebody readying this understands Japanese:D

    Keep up your good work!

  2. Oh thanks, please do so :)
    (I’m not reading or speaking Japanese at all :/).

    Speaking of Licenses, I really should change it here for a CC one ..

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