[ltp] Re: [Thinkpad] Free T60

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 1 Jul 2012 11:45:56 -0300

On Mon, 25 Jun 2012, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> You do know that all Thinkpad T60/X60 can replace the BIOS with coreboot?

How would that work?  About half the stuff the firmware does is an
interaction between the EC and the SMBIOS, did anyone reverse engineer

Or are you guys just running the EC in whatever state it cold-starts at?
You can probably get away with it for a while on a T60/X60, but...

Well, at least make sure to have thinkpad-acpi and use something to
monitor the kernel log, so that if the EC starts alarming that the
machine is going to catch fire, thinkpad-acpi will LOG_ALERT and
LOG_CRIT to the kernel log, and something will tell you to DO SOMETHING
ASAP.  Gnome thinks it knows better, and *actively* refuses[1] to output
even the two "your box is about to do something REALLY bad" highest
priority log levels.  KDE is not that irresponsible and will alert you.

[1] as in: it was done on purpose, because "users don't know what to do
with those messages anyway".

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh