ACPI Error

I’m getting an ACPI error during boot-up. I have attached an image of the error.

It doesn’t seem to be causing any problems, but I’m still wondering what it is and how I can possibly fix it.

Not sure if there are any other issues but you could try using 'acpi=off` as a kernel parameter. If you try it you can see if it causes any problems or not. Those error messages are probably mostly harmless.

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I will probably just leave it for now being that it doesn’t seem to be causing any issues. I don’t want to mess something up. Maybe I’ll try acpi=off on a test setup or something so I have nothing to lose.

You could try to update your BIOS, if there is a newer one available. That fixes something like this for me a while ago.

I already have the latest BIOS installed. This actually happens on two different laptops. I’m not sure why.

ACPI errors are quite common because of poor implementation of UEFI and or Bios. Everything is always based around Windows. Some errors are informational only and have no effect. Always check for updated UEFI Firmware (Bios) as a general rule.

I also have those messages, they don’t mean anything and can be ignored (I have set the quiet boot option so I don’t see those any more, only real errors)

I have zero errors on my MSI desktop board including ACPI.

I also have a very similar error. I noticed that there are a couple of bug reports about very similar issues on kernel.org.
Here is the error messages from journalctl.

Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve symbol [\_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT1._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND (20221020/psargs-330)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI Error: Aborting method \_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT1._GTF due to previous error (AE_NOT_FOUND) (20221020/psparse-529)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata2.00: ATA-8: TOSHIBA DT01ACA200, MX4OABS0, max UDMA/133
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata2.00: 3907029168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 32), AA
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve symbol [\_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT1._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND (20221020/psargs-330)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI Error: Aborting method \_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT1._GTF due to previous error (AE_NOT_FOUND) (20221020/psparse-529)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve symbol [\_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT1._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND (20221020/psargs-330)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI Error: Aborting method \_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT1._GTF due to previous error (AE_NOT_FOUND) (20221020/psparse-529)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata2.00: ATA-8: TOSHIBA DT01ACA200, MX4OABS0, max UDMA/133
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata2.00: 3907029168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 32), AA
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve symbol [\_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT1._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND (20221020/psargs-330)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI Error: Aborting method \_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT1._GTF due to previous error (AE_NOT_FOUND) (20221020/psparse-529)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve symbol [\_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT2._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND (20221020/psargs-330)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI Error: Aborting method \_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT2._GTF due to previous error (AE_NOT_FOUND) (20221020/psparse-529)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata3.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50, TN04, max UDMA/100
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata6: SATA link down (SStatus 4 SControl 300)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata4: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata2.00: configured for UDMA/133
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: scsi 1:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      TOSHIBA DT01ACA2 ABS0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve symbol [\_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT3._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND (20221020/psargs-330)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI Error: Aborting method \_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT3._GTF due to previous error (AE_NOT_FOUND) (20221020/psparse-529)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata4.00: ATA-8: TOSHIBA HDWD110, MS2OA8J0, max UDMA/133
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata4.00: 1953525168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 32), AA
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] 3907029168 512-byte logical blocks: (2.00 TB/1.82 TiB)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] 4096-byte physical blocks
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Preferred minimum I/O size 4096 bytes
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve symbol [\_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT3._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND (20221020/psargs-330)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI Error: Aborting method \_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT3._GTF due to previous error (AE_NOT_FOUND) (20221020/psparse-529)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve symbol [\_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT2._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND (20221020/psargs-330)
Apr 25 10:51:55 sean-linux kernel: ACPI Error: Aborting method \_SB.PCI0.SAT0.PRT2._GTF due to previous error (AE_NOT_FOUND) (20221020/psparse-529)

Try adding acpi=off kernel parameter.

Those bug reports are from a kernel long gone. Also i don’t know how anyone can compare this to their own if it is not the same hardware, same bios version etc. :thinking:

At least one of those bug reports was updated with the same issue on kernel 6.2.0, literally 2 days ago. I don’t think I want to completely disable ACPI support, as I don’t see any issues with my system so far, but I did want to report the errors showing up.

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I had the same kind of error messages, my Bios was buggy with the SATA ports, I had to add a kernel parameter in /etc/default/grub, libata.noacpi=1. That means I can’t use power savings with ACPI on HDD, but I don’t care much, it’s not a laptop.