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    55This is the development and support home for ACPI Project.
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    7 The ACPI Project is an ACPI based Platform Specific Driver (PSD) and supporting files and programs.
     7The ACPI Project is an ACPI based Platform Specific Driver (PSD) and related files and programs. This project produces 5 files and a toolkit for program development:
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     9 * ACPI.PSD - the Platform Specific Driver that sets up and controls the hardware, and also implements the ACPI Component Archetecture.  This is the main component of the ACPI project.  ACPI.PSD normally goes in \OS2\BOOT.
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     11 * ACPI32.DLL - The interface between ACPI.PSD and other programs (like AcpiDaemon.exe) so that they can use the ACPI functions in the PSD.  This DLL is not required for proper operation of ACPI.PSD, but most programs will not be able to use any ACPI services if you do not install it. ACPI32.DLL normally goes in \OS2\DLL.
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     13 * APM.ADD - An implementation of the legacy Advanced Power Management interface for use with ACPI.PSD. This driver is not required for proper operation of ACPI.PSD.  APM.ADD normally goes in \OS2\BOOT.
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     15 * !AcpiDaemon.EXE - A program that implements certain system functions like CPU throttling, power button handling, etc. This program is not required for proper operation of ACPI.PSD. This program requires ACPI32.DLL. !AcpiDaemon.EXE normally goes in \OS2.
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     17 * ACPID.CFG - The configuration file for !AcpiDaemon.exe. ACPID.CFG goes in the directory specified by the ETC environment variable.
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     19 * The toolkit - For developing programs that interface with ACPI.PSD
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    922In order to use this software you must have a system with valid ACPI tables. This software is not supported on systems without valid ACPI tables. The PSD in this software package is not a "universal" PSD. It is an ACPI based PSD. This means that valid ACPI tables are required for this software to operate correctly and this software does not attempt to fix every quirk in every system unless those quirks are addressed in the ACPI tables. All modern computers have ACPI tables. This software will fail to load if your system does not have ACPI tables. In addition, some functions may fail to work properly if your ACPI tables are defective. It was common for older computers to have broken ACPI tables, but the situation is getting better. If you have a problem with bad ACPI tables, your computer vendor may have updated ACPI tables that you can install.
     
    135148  [wiki:DevelopersFAQ ACPI Developers FAQ - coming soon][[BR]]
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    137 = About ACPI =
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    139 The ACPI project is actually a collection of several drivers and other modules.
    140  * ACPI.PSD - the Platform Specific Driver that sets up and controls the hardware, and also implements the ACPI Component Archetecture.
    141  * APM.ADD - An implementation of the legacy Advanced Power Management interface for use with ACPI.PSD. This driver is not required for proper operation of ACPI.PSD.
    142  * ACPI32.DLL - The interface between ACPI.PSD and other programs (like !AcpiDaemon.exe).
    143  * !AcpiDaemon.EXE - A program that implements certain system functions like CPU throttling, power button handling, etc. This program is not required for proper operation of ACPI.PSD.
    144  * ACPID.CFG - The configuration file for !AcpiDaemon.exe.
    145  * The toolkit - For developing programs that interface with ACPI.PSD
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    147150= Credits =
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