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tc1100 & rfkill

tc1100 – The other WMI driver I maintain (the one that I’ve never even had the hardware for, let alone set eyes on, which always makes it ‘interesting’ to work on). I’ve posted patches to add rfkill support to this driver to the linux-acpi mailing list. If you: 1) Have the hardware 2) Can compile […]

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 7:05 pm by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Linux, wmi

rfkill update

It’s been a while, so: 1) I’ve posted the final version of the patches to add rfkill support to acer-wmi on the 15th September to the ACPI mailing list. _Hopefully_ these will go in for 2.6.28. (This is only for wireless and bluetooth – still waiting for someone to use Linux on an Acer laptop […]

Posted on September 29, 2008 at 9:31 pm by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: acer-wmi, Linux, wmi

acer-wmi & rfkill

I’ve been experimenting now for the last few months with adding rfkill support to acer-wmi in my (rather limited these days) free time (the short, short version of ‘why’ is that this will allow the wireless & bluetooth buttons to just work out of the box on those laptops which have them properly mapped by […]

Posted on April 13, 2008 at 1:27 pm by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · Leave a comment
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acer_acpi – Latest news

I’ve been rather quiet lately, so time for the latest news: 1) The input part of acer_acpi (the keyboard quirks) has been accepted by Dmitry Torokhov (the input subsystem maintainer) into his tree. This will be going into 2.6.25 – this means that if you have one of the laptops that requires the old acerhk […]

Posted on January 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · 5 Comments
In: acer_acpi, Linux

AMW0 and hardware detection

After re-reading an old readme & history file bundled with a different release of Launch manager (the one available for the Aspire 1690 – same version as the 5020 version, but this EXL806WW.BLD.txt file is missing from the 5020 release), I finally figured out that: 1) It is actually possible to auto detect hardware on […]

Posted on January 7, 2008 at 11:05 pm by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: acer_acpi, Linux, wmi

WMI & acer-wmi news

WMI: Latest version (v7) was published on the ACPI mailing lists (I finally figured out my problems). This work has been ported to acer_acpi already (and not a moment too soon, since the Aspire 7520 has multiple PNP0C14 devices). acer-wmi: Initial RFC (request for comment aka first try, please review) has been posted to the […]

Posted on December 4, 2007 at 9:52 pm by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · 9 Comments
In: acer_acpi, Linux, wmi

AMW0 (later models aka version 2) notes

I’ve been poking around the ‘newer’ AMW0 DSDT implementation (I’ll call it AMW0 v2), and I think I’ve worked it out now. Basically, rather than being an extension of the old AMW0 (we’ll name this ‘AMW0 v1’ to be original), it’s actually a backwards compatible addition of WMID to AMW0 – it has all the […]

Posted on November 24, 2007 at 2:33 am by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: acer_acpi, Linux

WMI news

Since some people apparently read this blog (for some unfathomable reason…), some more updates on progress in WMI-ACPI land. Background: I am currently trying to implement a mapping driver in Linux for WMI-ACPI (which is described here) The short, short version for doing this is that unlike other laptop manufacturers, who define their own custom […]

Posted on November 18, 2007 at 3:06 am by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: acer_acpi, Linux, wmi

acer_acpi – Latest upstream news

So, the promised update on getting acer_acpi upstream. 1) The generic WMI-to-ACPI mapping driver to go upstream will now be written by me. My current work on this driver has already been integrated into the 0.10 RC releases – I will continue to backport my WMI work to acer_acpi (where possible and practical) until it […]

Posted on October 29, 2007 at 3:08 pm by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: acer_acpi, Linux

Power saving on nVidia cards

For those of you who don’t believe in README’s: Option “OnDemandVBlankInterrupts” “true”

Posted on September 28, 2007 at 11:56 pm by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Linux