[PATCH] UBUNTU: SAUCE: Load dell-wmi on Dell systems

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Wed May 13 18:46:29 BST 2009


Mario Limonciello wrote:
> Hi:
> 
> Until the sysfs WMI interface is ready, there is no way to
> automatically determine when to load dell-wmi.  The equivalent module
> for Acer laptops, acer-wmi has a workaround in place to match on the
> DMI tables for the machine.  This type of solution works on for Dell
> as well and gets the module loading when necessary.
> 
> Upstream is not in favor of applying this patch, but rather waiting
> for the sysfs interface to be ready.  Until it is, this provides a
> solution to ensure machines that support WMI hotkeys are functional.
> 
> Patch is attached to prevent Exchange messing up line breaks.
> 
> Regards
> 
> 

Applied - with the aforementioned bitch slap (aka git pull request).

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Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com



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