eeepc-wmi backport in Natty ?

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Mon Feb 14 15:27:33 UTC 2011


On 02/14/2011 01:25 AM, Corentin Chary wrote:
> Hi,
>
> For Eee PC, there is currently two drivers, eeepc-laptop, that works
> with old models (<  1000) and eeepc-wmi for newer models. eeepc-laptop
> can be loaded on newer models with acpi_osi=Linux, but this is *bad*
> (see http://dev.iksaif.net/projects/acpi4asus/wiki/Eeepc-wmi ,
> http://xf.iksaif.net/blog/index.php?post/2010/11/28/eeepc-wmi-s-back-in-the-game
> ).
>
> Thanks to a generous donator, I was able to do a lot of work on
> eeepc-wmi last month, and all these patchs are now in linux-next, and
> will be merged in 2.6.39.
>
> If I'm right, Natty will use 2.6.38. And 2.6.38 have a really
> minimalist eeepc-wmi that doesn't provides all needed features, and
> doesn't even work on some models (1000H for example). And currently
> users can either boot with acpi_osi=Linux and load eeepc-laptop, wich
> may lead to strange behavior or load an unfinished eeepc-wmi (that
> again, will not work on some models).
>
> Do you think we could backport these patchs to Natty's kernel ? If
> yes, I can send a series to this ml (or you can pull them from
> linux-next).
>
> Thanks,

I would definitely consider pulling them into Natty once they've landed 
in Linus' tree. There should be time before kernel freeze (though it 
might be close). Please remember to submit a pull request at the 
appropriate time.

rtg
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Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com



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