Re: "Latitude with broken BIOS" ?

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 08:19:58 EST

On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 04:31:58AM -0800, Alessandro Suardi wrote:

> I was hoping to use HT on my new Latitude C640 (P4 @ 1.8Ghz) but at boot
> both 2.4.21-pre3 and 2.5.59 (obviously with a SMP kernel) tell me

I'd be surprised^Wamazed if your laptop has HT. AFAIK, no-one is
shipping such a system yet. Just because the CPU flags say 'ht' does
not mean it has >1 CPU thread per CPU package.

> "Dell Latitude with broken BIOS detected. Refusing to enable the local APIC."

Lots of Dell laptops (like other vendors) crash instantly when trying to
enable the APIC.

> Is this anything that can be played with ?



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