support for asus M6N(e) laptops

Yann KLIS yann.klis at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 09:14:33 CST 2005


Hi,

AFAIK, this patch has been rejected by the kernel maintainers because
it's too hacky.
BTW, I wrote an email to Asus France to tell them about the problems
the linux users face with their lack of full ACPI support, but hadn't
received any response so far...

++

yk


On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 14:52:18 +0100, 84yelo3 <84yelo3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, there's a way to support battery status in asus laptops (M6Ne and
> M6N models).
> There is a kernel patch that makes acpi parser compatible with asus bios
> (buggy):
> http://m6n.ath.cx/aml_method_exec_hack.patch
> a new kernel package could be compiled with this patch.
> 
> Since it's possible to detect if you have such a laptop using this command
> 
> # modprobe asus_acpi
> M6NE model detected, supported
> 
> I think it shouldn't be difficoult to add in the install process a
> script that choses the right kernel package if it detects those models.
> 
> It would be a great thing if acpi4asus.sf.net package would be inserted
> in a repository, because it helps to configure hotkeys in asus laptops
> 
> Unfortunately low voltage states (cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU1/power)
> don't work in these models (as state 0 is active and the others are not
> supported), so it's not possible to say that asus laptop support is done.
> 
> so, developers, what do you think? can my requests be accepted?
> 
> sorry if any language mistake, I'm not English...
> 
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