Booting up my new Alienware I get a couple of firmware bugs relating to CPU, ACPI and ASPM (see attached dmesg output). Where do I have to turn with these in order to get them adressed?
You didn't say what version or Build of linux.
The forum is not run by robots that unzip a file then make it readable and then quote back code adjustments via machine code.
Dell does not support Linux or Write Linux.
I would Suggest Snip2Code - RTAI installation for ubuntu 14.04
disable the tsc deadline timer (lapic=notscdeadline)
[Firmware Bug]: TSC ADJUST differs: Reference CPU0: -1410873285 CPU1: 0
$ dmesg [ 0.000000] Linux version 4.12.0-rc1-mainline (gunnar@alien-arch) (gcc version 6.3.1 20170306 (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed May 17 16:41:08 CEST 2017 [ 0.000000] Command line: initrd=\intel-ucode.img initrd=\initramfs-linux-mainline.img cryptdevice=UUID=9efc9734-2965-440b-85f6-ebc4e1bfd35f:olvm:allow-discards root=/dev/mapper/alien-root rw loglevel=3 acpi.backlight=video
I'm sorry for not following the correct forum etiquette - I did not mean to offend.
I run Arch Linux on the mainline kernel (4.12-rc1), my linux-firmware package is dated 20170309 (and from a cursory glance at the commit history, it does not seem that anything has been added recently that pertains to my setup). I have the i7-7700HQ with an RX470 as dGPU.
I'll try out the hint about diabling tsc deadline, but I think I'll pass on disabling ACPI and/or running kernel 3.10 - none of my hardware (CPU, GPU, wifi, nvme, thunderbolt3) would be supported by that .
Just out of curiosity - how would I correctly append an output like mine? Also, please see the bug report here.
You haven't Offended anyone. I unzipped the file and then renamed it from .txt to .RTF then opened in word. Otherwise it looks like this after unzipping.
Which is why I doubt anyone would have responded at all to your question.
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