[SATLUG] updating the bios in Fedora 12

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Wed Mar 24 08:36:21 CDT 2010

On 3/23/2010 4:16 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> redpill wrote:
>> I know that the latter ASUS boards have an BIOS update utility inside
>> the bios. also try this article it should get you on the right path
>> http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/33
> I don't ever recall upgrading a BIOS. What would cause the need for that?

For one: updating broken ACPI tables. (I think it's ACPI tables.)

My thinkpad needed a bios update to enable the tp_SMAPI stuff to 
actually work, due to a bug. Now I can control how low the battery gets 
before I turn on charging, and how far it'll charge up to. Also I have 
access to the HDAPS accelerometer and my harddrive will park itself when 
the laptop is moved.

Unless something is broken, however, it's not generally necessary to 
update the BIOS.


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