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by TJ Hoye
Sat May 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX 17/18
Topic: MX 17/18 Repository: The TLP and TLPUI Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: MX 17/18 Repository: The TLP and TLPUI Thread

Greetings to all on this tpl thread. By way of introduction, I have backed into being a staunch tpl fan. I've been an MX LiveUSB fan ever since I met BitJam a few years back. Recently, my trusty old Dell 1545 Win7-era laptop developed a bad keyboard. With this lame excuse I bought a bright shiny new...
by TJ Hoye
Mon May 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers

To whom it may concern, kernel experts, take heed: I've just been examining some features of a new computer that surprised me and slightly disappoint me. The new computer is a Dell 5570 laptop. It has USB3 I/O and effectively eight cpus which greatly enhance my MX-18 performance over that of a faili...
by TJ Hoye
Fri May 03, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers

@ Stevo Operating LiveUSB with Liquorix 5.0 kernel. Much the same acpi situation as with antiX 5.0 kernel. On ac-adaptor power, acpi functions for Battery, Adapter, and first two Thermal functions identical to antiX kernel results. Similarly, any higher acpi functions, whatever they might be, are ap...
by TJ Hoye
Wed May 01, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers

How did the Package Installer fail to install the latest Liquorix kernel? That should have "just worked". Could you provide some more details? Hello again, Stevo. You will have to ask BitJam to get a good technical answer here. Back in MX-14 days I was as I still am working exclusively LiveUSB. Bac...
by TJ Hoye
Wed May 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers

I have tentatively concluded the following about acpi in MX-Linux. 1. Acpi is an enormous black hole to avoid as much as we can. A more experienced person than I has expressed his feeling this way: https://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1332 2. You can't ignore it entirely without hurting yoursel...
by TJ Hoye
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers

The latest Liquorix kernel is dead easy to install in the MX Package installer... Also, if you do web searches for the ACPI warnings you're getting along with "Dell", I'm sure you will find other posts from concerned Dell owners in other distros' forums that should be informative. Hello again, Stev...
by TJ Hoye
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers

Have you tried the Liquorix 5 series kernel that is available via MXPI? I installed it into my test machine and then made a snapshot which I used to successfully install MX18.2 on my troubled Acer Aspire 3 a315. I seem to remember some reference here that the newer Dells use the same Insydeh20 Set-...
by TJ Hoye
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers

If the laptop works better even with the acpi warnings at boot, why turn acpi off? Hello, Stevo. It 'works' well enough either way, except that acpi features chores are short-changed. I think uefi is telling us the linux kernels I've tried need to tell us more about this fabulous 5570 computer. I w...
by TJ Hoye
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers

demo@mx1:~ $ dmx | grep --count ACPI 32 demo@mx1:~ $ acpi -V Battery 0: Full, 100% Battery 0: design capacity 3684 mAh, last full capacity 3500 mAh = 95% Adapter 0: on-line Thermal 0: ok, 25.0 degrees C Thermal 0: trip point 0 switches to mode critical at temperature 107.0 degrees C Cooling 0: Proce...
by TJ Hoye
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: an acpi menace to linux in some uefi-ed computers

Still looking for a way to save the boot command acpi=off. {/quote} As I said in the PM, highlight the entry you want to boot from and then press 'e' to edit it. Add "acpi=off" and also add "menus=s" to the line that starts with "linux" then press <F10> to boot. You will be asked if you want to sav...

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