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  • _txf_
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    Whilst this is nasty linux kernels later than 2.6.24 stop reporting themselves as linux due other bioses bugginess when dealing with linux.

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  • yoshi314
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    if that's the new anti-linux microsoft strategy, than i'm really, really scared of what they might pull next. fortuately for me i'm not so wealthy to buy new hardware as soon as it hits the market, so i can always check beforehand how does certain piece of hardware work with linux and decide to buy or not to buy it, based on other's opinion.

    crippling the bios so that it doesn't work for other os'es...let's hope other hardware vendors won't follow. and here i thought the times of winmice and winmodems were over.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Chewi View Post
    But meh, I've never even heard of them anyway. Fuck em.
    They are only one of the largest OEM motherboard manufacturers around, if not the largest.

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  • Chewi
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    On Linux, the DSDT can be replaced very early in the boot process. Unless they've gone out of their way to prevent this or the bug is so serious that it won't even start the kernel (unlikely) then it should be just a case of fixing the bug. This can be done with Intel's iasl compiler. If the DSDT given to Windows really does work then you could even just replace it with that one.

    But meh, I've never even heard of them anyway. Fuck em.

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  • Pickup
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    That's crazy!

    Do you mean Foxconn is deliberately making broken mainboards to unsupport linux? But why?? No, please, don't come out with MS-conspiracy!

    So Foxconn does hate linux support? fine. Then linux supporters will hate Foxconn.
    And my next mainboard won't be a Foxconn.

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  • immudium
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    Oh wow. Somehow this information slipped by me and I've come dangerously close to buying Foxconn motherboards in the past. Something to keep in mind going forward and as always I appreciate Phoronix's unique and invaluable perspective on the hardware industry.

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  • Fixxer_Linux
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    It's incredible how stupid they can be.
    Many thanks to that guy on Ubuntu forum, I'll never go for a Foxconn mobo.

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  • _txf_
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    It actually appears to be more the case that they are actually sabotaging linux.There are two dsdt tables. Windows gets the working one and linux gets the broken one. The when modified to use the windows table things are magically unbroken...

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