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Re: macbook EFI experiences

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: macbook EFI experiences
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 17:18:37 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 10:42:02AM -0400, Isaac Dupree wrote:
> okay, I just tried a few days ago's grub2 CVS without patches for i386 
> efi, because presumably if that doesn't work for me then nothing else 
> will either (though it's possible that a working x86-64 would work 
> better for this particular EFI firmware, I suppose)

Actually, I think it's better supported via grub-pc.  In BIOS we have a
workaround for the keyboard bug.  Was there any other kind of trouble?

> The other thing I noticed is, while running grub2-efi, the fan goes on 
> to max speed/noisyness.  (But grub2 isn't intended to be a huge fancy OS 
> so there may be nothing reasonable to do about this.)

Sounds like a firmware bug (busy polling for keyboard input).  Does this
device have an AT keyboard?  Our keyboard driver has the same bug, too, but
at least we can fix it ;-)

Robert Millan

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