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Re: ibm-acpi, thinkpad_acpi (was: Thinkpad Fn-F5 Bluetooth Switch)

On 30/09/2007, Roberto Ragusa <mail robertoragusa it> wrote:
Christoph Höger wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 30.09.2007, 01:49 +0100 schrieb Christopher Brown:
>> I take it:
>> # modprobe thinkpad-acpi
>> doesn't do anything for you?
> Hi,
> I did not know that module until this morning. Thank you for the hint :)
> And to topic: I can use FN-F5 with this module in F7 with

It was called ibm-acpi until a few weeks ago, then it
changed for F7 too.
The path also changed and that causes a problem because
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit doesn't load the module.

The new path is:


But the loading script does this:

  # Initialize ACPI bits
  if [ -d /proc/acpi ]; then
      for module in /lib/modules/$unamer/kernel/drivers/acpi/* ; do
          modprobe $module >/dev/null 2>&1

I noticed because some gkrellm temperature readings (gkibm-acpi) are
unavailable without the module.

It was moved to drivers/misc for 2.6.22 (and renamed from ibm-acpi to thinkpad-acpi) as it doesn't just cover acpi functions. As this is intentional it looks like sysinit will need tweaking. Maybe.

I've filed a bug with patch for this.


We'll see what happens.


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