Re: [INTEL PII BUG] Still SMBALERT# spontaneous shutdown on VAIO Serie F

From: Manfred Spraul (
Date: Sat Jan 18 2003 - 16:15:16 EST

>Still having the problem of the spontaneous shutdown on a VAIO serie F
>laptop due to a bug in the thermal sensor of the PII celeron. There is no
>ACPI, nor APM, nor I2C / SMBus builded in the kernel.
Are you sure that the shutdown is connected to the errata?

The system shutdown is probably triggered by the BIOS SMI handler - SMI
can interrupt the linux kernel, and the bios takes over control of the

Are there any bios upgrades for laptop?


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