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Re: [opensuse] Mouse movement Jerky!
  • From: Contant Brouerius van Nidek <constant@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 12:28:37 +0700
  • Message-id: <200701221228.38272.constant@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 20 January 2007 12:07, John Andersen wrote:
> On Friday 19 January 2007 18:35, John Pierce wrote:
> > I placed acpi=force in /boot/grub/menu.lst and the problem has gone
> > away.  Prior to placing that on the kernel options line I had only 1
> > reference to acpi in /var/log/boot.msg and that had to do with the
> > BIOS failing the cutoff date.
>
> Glad that worked out for you.
> Anybody with a machine bios date earlier than 2001 should
> (by a year or two) should try this option at least once.
>
Dear John,
Your comment draw my attention.
Could you explain why for older machines acpi=force is advised?
What does it do and why is force necessary? Are there more thing to be forced
on an old computer?
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