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sr #108169: Someone probably seen something other then 'wake-up type: power switch' ??

Submitted by:  Manfred Braun <mabra>
Submitted on:  Sun 28 Oct 2012 11:32:50 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: Works For Me
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Anton Arapov <aarapov>
Open/Closed: ClosedOperating System: None

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Wed 26 Aug 2015 07:27:50 PM UTC, comment #3:

Hi !

Much thanks for your investigation. When I initaially sad/asked, I was aware the situation, that the manufacturers have to fill the dmi area accordingly and - at least for consumer hardware - probably never will do that. So my inital question was more: "Has someone seen it really ??".
I'll keep an eye on it for my next hardware.
Thank you very much!

Best reagrds,


Manfred Braun <mabra>
Tue 16 Apr 2013 11:58:28 AM UTC, comment #2:

Dmidecode's code inspection says it is ok. This issue is seems to be a hardware vendor's issue, the way how it fills the dmi area. I'd be glad if you can update your bios to the latest released one and see whether it fixes the issue.

Details about your hardware where you see the issue would be helpful for the future reports too.

Anton Arapov <aarapov>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri 22 Mar 2013 07:47:06 AM UTC, comment #1:

dmidecode shows you what the BIOS is exposes. I'm not entirely sure about the 'boot reason' though. Will look whether there is dmidecode bug or not....

Anton Arapov <aarapov>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 28 Oct 2012 11:32:50 PM UTC, original submission:

Hi !

Ich found this reall useful program and found immidiately
a problem for it ;-)
I just looked onto computers wake-up type, after I rebooted
them via wake-on-lan.

Does someone probably knows, if the information from
this bios-arena is correct ??

I see always 'power button' and this on two different

Note: I do not claim a bug here ...
It's just that, that It would be a great information,
if I can find the boot reason of a box.

Thanks anyway for this good program!


Manfred Braun <mabra>


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