On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM, Chris Wilson <email@example.com> wrote:
I don't think so.
Quite frankly, I don't think the question should *ever* be "whose BIOS
You should always take for granted that the BIOS is wrong. It's not a
question of "blame the BIOS", it's a question of facts of life.
It's 100% pointless to point fingers and say "the HP BIOS is wrong" or
"the Lenovo BIOS is wrong". Buggy BIOSes happen. ALWAYS. Any code that
relies on the BIOS to such a degree that it either works or not based
on it is by definition broken.
Why does that code need to figure out some LVDS clock from the BIOS?
Why can't the code look at the actual hardware state or similar, since
presumably the screen is on after boot. THAT we can rely on, since a
BIOS that doesn't initialize LVDS is not going to ever ship even as