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+.TH BIOSTEST 8 "Oct 2006" "Version r0"
+biostest.sh \- starts the linux firmwarekit which checks the BIOS for linux compatiblity
+.B biostest.sh [ noninteractive ] [ saveovernet=host:/dir ] [ console=ttySx,speed ] [ safemode ]
+Biostest checks your firmware for linux compatibility.
+It mainly works by parsing dmesg output and by making use of ACPICA tools
+(part of pmtools package) to check ACPI parts of the BIOS.
+Therefore you should only use this test with the appropriate kernel booted.
+If kernel output syntax changed, biostest will not work reliable.
+The pmtools package may also have syntax dependencies, but if you
+find an ACPI related BIOS bug you may want to try to run the biostest with an
+upgraded pmtools package and have a look whether the bug got fixed in recent
+ACPI kernel code or whether the bug now gets workarounded.
+Be aware that the biostest binary checks /proc/cmdline for kernel boot
+params. That means you can also pass one of following options as kernel
+boot parameter and biostest will make use of it. Because of that a kernel boot
+parameter will always be used and you cannot revert it, better use normal
+parameters. Also the syntax is not linux conform and options do not start with
+Biostest will exit after checks have been performed and results have been
+Specify a destinition in scp syntax to save the results to. This might break
+a bit the ncurses/newt windows as scp requires a password from stdin.
+If you want to automate the test you can use ssh keys (so that you don't have
+to pass a password to save the results away via scp) and also use the
+do_not_block option. This is only recommended in a trusted network environment,
+see ssh and ssh-keygen manpages.
+The results will then be saved into host:/dir/results_\"DATE_STRING\", where
+DATE_STRING is assembled from current hour,min and date.
+Use serial console for output/input. The parameter has the same syntax than the
+kernel parameter (only supports ttyS), but does not support the flow control
+, parity and number of bits extension (default is ttySx,speedn8)
+Start in safemode
+.SH EXTEND THE KIT WITH SELFWRITTEN TESTS
+The tool is plugin based and it's easy to extend with selfwritten tests.
+Following programming/scripting languages are supported to add additional
+\- C library that gets dynamically loaded
+\- C standalone executable
+See online documentation for further details.
+The linuxfirmwarekit has been released recently. If you find any bugs please
+report to the linuxfirmwarekit mailinglist which you find at the link below.
+The kernel's ring buffer will get emptied. Therefore dmesg will only report new
+kernel messages. All messages until biostest invokation will get lost. See
+/var/log/boot.msg for kernel messages during boot up or save dmesg output before
+invoking biostest manually.
+has been written by Intel and is published under the GPL and LGPL (see below
+link for details).
+This manpage has been written by Thomas Renninger <email@example.com>
+.SH SEE ALSO
+If you find bugs, please report them against the bugtracking system: