[flashrom] Acer Ferrari 3400 doesn't work with Flashrom

Magnus Alm magnus.alm at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 22:43:29 CEST 2010


Link for bios download:

2010/4/11 Michael Karcher <Michael.Karcher at fu-berlin.de>:
> Am Sonntag, den 11.04.2010, 18:41 +0200 schrieb Magnus Alm:
>> ========================================================================
>> WARNING! You seem to be running flashrom on a laptop.
>> Laptops, notebooks and netbooks are difficult to support and we recommend
>> to use the vendor flashing utility. The embedded controller (EC) in these
>> machines often interacts badly with flashing.
>> See http://www.flashrom.org/Laptops for details.
>> ========================================================================
> This is what you are experiencing.
>> After this the keyboard and touchpad stops working. Also one of the
>> thermal sensors stops working too.
> This, as well as...
>> Apr 11 10:13:33 Ferry kernel: [  488.402190] atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0. Some program might be trying access hardware directly.
>> Apr 11 10:13:36 Ferry kernel: [  490.588044] ACPI Exception: AE_TIME, Returned by Handler for [EmbeddedControl] (20090903/evregion-424)
>> Apr 11 10:13:36 Ferry kernel: [  490.588076] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_TZ_.THRM._TMP] (Node f7010a50), AE_TIME
>> Apr 11 10:13:36 Ferry kernel: [  491.272032] ACPI: EC: input buffer is not empty, aborting transaction
> ...this points to a crashed embedded controller.
>> Shutting down and removing power cable and battery resets the
>> condition so "sudo flashrom" just disables keyboard/touchpad.
> Because this resets the embedded controller.
>> I read some abut making support for a laptop but it seemed a bit
>> complicated for me.
> If you have a vendor BIOS update, the magic to code needed to have the
> EC cooperate is included within that update. Do you have a link?
> Regards,
>  Michael Karcher

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