Some days ago I upgraded the firmware on my Dell Latitude CPi R400GT
to the latest release (upgraded from A08 to A14). Now I see an odd
behaviour on this machine. It looks like the most recent firmware
release does not works as expected (but it fixes some important
issues related with the laptop's battery!). Two examples:
1. when I go to the Setup program from NetBSD (Fn+F1) and return
to the operating system, the font size on the console change
to big fonts (I need to press *two times* Fn+F7 to restore
the normal font size); and,
2. sound is incredibly high before going to the Setup program,
even if it has been configured to a low volume (and Fn with
either Page Up or Page Dn does not works). After running
the Setup program and returning to the operating system all
goes well (but I need to press Fn+F7 to restore the font size).
Those problems never happened with firmware release A08.
Can those issues be solved from NetBSD? Will Dell Computer Corporation
release a new firmware addressing those issues? I suppose that this
machine will be EOL'd soon, it is a great computer but it is some
years old now.