Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#596 closed defect (No Change Needed)

acpi does not work w/ ps2 keyboard nor does 9 pin serial port work

Reported by: ecs273 Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Release 3.22
Component: ACPI PSD Version: 3.22.01
Keywords: ps2 Cc:

Description

Operating without acpi.psd system works as expected, using ps2 keyboard, usb mouse, and legacy serial port on com1 for ups monitor.

with acpi.psd the keybd & serial port fail. With a usb keyboard works on boot but after a few minutes gets flaky.

MB=Asus M5A 78L-M LX CPU= AMD FX4300 OS= eCS v2.1 BIOS=AMI

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by dazarewicz

  • Milestone set to Feedback pending

The PSD does not do anything with any of the devices you mentioned. The PSD is definitely not your problem. However, the PSD changes the system configuration for higher performance and multiple CPUs. If you are using any drivers that are marginal or cannot handle the high performance configuration, those drivers may not work. Since you are having trouble with the PS/2 keyboard, USB, and serial ports, you should check those drivers.

Please post the output of the bldlevel command for IBMKBD.SYS, USBD.SYS, and whatever driver you are using for the serial port.

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 5 years ago by ecs273

David: Following are the build levels as requested. Thanks,Jon

bldlevel ibmkbd.sys Build Level Display Facility Version 6.12.675 Sep 25 2001 (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 1993-2001 Signature: @#D Azarewicz:10.164#@##1## 23 Jul 2012 16:21:11 DAZAR1 ::::::@@IBM Keyboard Device Driver Vendor: D Azarewicz Revision: 10.164 Date/Time?: 23 Jul 2012 16:21:11 Build Machine: DAZAR1 File Version: 10.164 Description: IBM Keyboard Device Driver =============== bldlevel usbd.sys Build Level Display Facility Version 6.12.675 Sep 25 2001 (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 1993-2001 Signature: @#IBM:10.162#@ OS/2 USB Device Driver Vendor: IBM Revision: 10.162 File Version: 10.162 Description: OS/2 USB Device Driver ================ bldlevel com.sys Build Level Display Facility Version 6.12.675 Sep 25 2001 (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 1993-2001 Signature: @#IBM:10.078#@ COM Port Driver-UNI Vendor: IBM Revision: 10.78 File Version: 10.78 Description: COM Port Driver-UNI

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 5 years ago by dazarewicz

Replying to ecs273:

David: Following are the build levels as requested. Thanks,Jon

bldlevel ibmkbd.sys Build Level Display Facility Version 6.12.675 Sep 25 2001 (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 1993-2001 Signature: @#D Azarewicz:10.164#@##1## 23 Jul 2012 16:21:11 DAZAR1 ::::::@@IBM Keyboard Device Driver Vendor: D Azarewicz Revision: 10.164 Date/Time?: 23 Jul 2012 16:21:11 Build Machine: DAZAR1 File Version: 10.164 Description: IBM Keyboard Device Driver

This is one revision old. Version 10.165 has a fix for non-working keyboards on very fast systems. It might help your problem. Although the IBMKBD driver has nothing to do with ACPI, for convenience it was distributed along with the 3.22.03 ACPI distribution. You may also be able to get it from other places.

=============== bldlevel usbd.sys Build Level Display Facility Version 6.12.675 Sep 25 2001 (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 1993-2001 Signature: @#IBM:10.162#@ OS/2 USB Device Driver Vendor: IBM Revision: 10.162 File Version: 10.162 Description: OS/2 USB Device Driver

This version of the USB stack is very old. I recommend you use version 11.05.

================ bldlevel com.sys Build Level Display Facility Version 6.12.675 Sep 25 2001 (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 1993-2001 Signature: @#IBM:10.078#@ COM Port Driver-UNI Vendor: IBM Revision: 10.78 File Version: 10.78 Description: COM Port Driver-UNI

This driver will not work on SMP systems. You should be using PSCOM.SYS.

comment:4 follow-up: Changed 5 years ago by ecs273

PSCOM did the trick! Swapped out com.sys for pscom and I am typing this on the problem machine with the apc ups monitor connected to com1 and 4 cpu's showing in pulse.

It was not clear to me what the purpose of pscom.sys was so it was not in the config.sys.

If I could ask this question here....Do I need to keep apm.add and acpidaemon in my config.sys?

They seem to me to be more useful in a laptop environment. I don't envision having the machine set to power down nor do I plan on using the options they offer. Can I safely comment them out?

I guess this solves my current problem. Many thanks for your help. Rgds, jon

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 5 years ago by dazarewicz

  • Milestone changed from Feedback pending to Release 3.22

Replying to ecs273:

PSCOM did the trick! Swapped out com.sys for pscom and I am typing this on the problem machine with the apc ups monitor connected to com1 and 4 cpu's showing in pulse.

It was not clear to me what the purpose of pscom.sys was so it was not in the config.sys.

You can think of PSCOM.SYS as a COM.SYS that has been upgraded/enhanced for an SMP environment.

If I could ask this question here....Do I need to keep apm.add and acpidaemon in my config.sys?

APM.ADD - probably not. It only provides a legacy APM interface for older software. I do not use this on most of my systems.

AcpiDaemon?.exe - you want to keep this. It does many useful things, not the least of which is stopping cpus 2, 3, and 4 when they are not being used to save power and run cooler. I always use this on all of my systems.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by dazarewicz

  • Resolution set to No Change Needed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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