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  • Instructions to insert dsdt into kernel source, referencing kernel wiki article when appropriate. T1nk3r3r (talk) 17:41, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Determine whether 'cloning a disk' makes any difference with grossly erroneous ACPI code. T1nk3r3r (talk) 02:02, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
  • According to Patching DSDT in recent Linux kernels without recompiling you don't need to necessarily recompile the kernel if you're using grub2. You can just add the DSDT as an boot option in grub. I don't use grub so I haven't tested this feature. --BertiBoeller (talk) 14:21, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Sounds better than using an initrd, which poses a security concern. I'm still using grub-legacy, so I cannot currently elaborate on that feature. T1nk3r3r (talk) 15:42, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Reading that again, the GRUB2 insertion may also have security implications. It would depend on any integrity checks that might be performed each boot. Any such process should be elaborated in the GRUB2 article and linked to from here. T1nk3r3r (talk) 02:02, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
I have tested this and from what I can tell it is working. However for the file 01_acpi to work right on most GRUB2 installations "libdir=${exec_prefix}/lib" should be changed to "libdir=${exec_prefix}/share". Ns89 (talk) 22:29, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
When I get enough spare time, I/you can add a new section concerning code insertion which contains this info. Probably in the next couple days... I'm glad people are finding this article useful! T1nk3r3r (talk) 06:00, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
New sections added. Although on retrospect, I feel that bootloader specific info might be better organized in their respective articles with a link coming from here. In the end, replacing ACPI code is up to the kernel options. At the moment, I cannot verify if these are enabled in stock -ARCH. Feel free to move this info into the article for the time being. Eventually it may get a merge tag. T1nk3r3r (talk) 22:28, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
  • The "Linux ACPI" link in the note appears broken, but I'm not sure what it should be fixed to. (FazJaxton (talk) 20:26, 26 October 2013 (UTC))
The broken link, which is, was at DSDT#Recompiling it yourself. It is broken now too. I replaced it with I am not sure there are no better URLs. Regid (talk) 15:37, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Also, it should be mentioned somewhere that newer versions of iasl use symbolic operators in decompiled code. At least in my case, this resulted in few to none results in searches. Mirh (talk) 20:50, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Maybe rename this wiki to "ACPI Tables" (more general), because the DSDT is just one of them and often more tables need fixing (SSDT9 in my case). Tonnz (talk) 22:48, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

CPIO archive

In "Using a CPIO archive" section it says:

cp dsdt.aml ssdt1.aml kernel/firmware/acpi

but what's "ssdt1.aml" file? Where does it come from? There is no other reference to it in entire page. --J1simon (talk) 11:12, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Sorry for the (very) late reply, in case it's still an issue or if someone else has the same question: That's just an example, SSDT stands for "secondary system description table" and is usually one of the ACPI table files, found in the same folder as the DSDT file. I included it as an example to demonstrate how the other ACPI files belong in the same directory, in case someone found them to be faulty as well and fixed them. If you haven't done anything with those files, you can ignore them. Tonnz (talk) 12:39, 9 June 2018 (UTC)