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From: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
To: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Dax Kelson <dax@gurulabs.com>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Linus' laptop and Num lock status
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 10:06:44 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070218100644.e7c40a88.randy.dunlap@oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45D88D9F.7090705@zytor.com>

On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 09:32:15 -0800 H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Jean Delvare wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 06:34:35 -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >> Jean Delvare wrote:
> >>> On x86, the BIOS led state can be read from byte 0x97 the BIOS RAM. The
> >>> BIOS RAM is mapped at 0x400 so all we need to do is to one byte from
> >>> RAM (offset 0x497). This is how Suse's hwinfo does.
> >> Perhaps that's what Suse does, but the proper address is 0x417.
> >>
> >> 0x497 is the rarely-used LPT2 timeout counter.
> > 
> > Still, the information printed by hwinfo is correct, I've tested it
> > myself. Is there some publicly available documentation about the x86
> > BIOS RAM mapping?
> > 
> 
> Google for Ralf Brown's Interrupt List.

(Ralph)

I didn't find the BIOS data areas/tables in Ralph's web pages...

---
~Randy
*** Remember to use Documentation/SubmitChecklist when testing your code ***

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-18 18:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-14 18:56 Dax Kelson
2007-02-14 19:12 ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-14 19:19   ` Dax Kelson
2007-02-14 19:21   ` Jean Delvare
2007-02-14 19:32     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-14 21:34       ` Dax Kelson
2007-02-14 21:58         ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-02-15  0:06           ` Krzysztof Halasa
2007-02-20 13:57             ` Helge Hafting
2007-02-15  0:31           ` Alan
2007-02-18 16:19       ` Jean Delvare
2007-02-15 14:34     ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-02-18 16:04       ` Jean Delvare
2007-02-18 17:32         ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-02-18 18:06           ` Randy Dunlap [this message]
2007-02-19  0:26             ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-02-18 17:54         ` Randy Dunlap
2007-02-14 19:26   ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-02-15 14:25   ` H. Peter Anvin

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