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Re: Okay - Gripe time



Thanks for clarifying, Michael. The big thing for me is that it'll be good
to not have to patch and recompile a kernel in order to get the ACPI stuff
working (like dimming the backlight when i pull the AC power out,
automatically switching between the PS/2 port and the touchpad when i pull
out/insert the mouse, adjust the brightness using the Fn keys, and of 
course, control the fan speed and use the battery-life monitor in gnome).

the Compaq i'm using doesn't have APM support - they've removed it 
completely (apparently) and are just using ACPI.

the one thing i am worried about is that when i patch/compile the kernel 
(the 2.4.20-20.9 kernel, from shrike), i lose my USB support, as well as 
start experiencing eratic behaviour when switching between PS/2 and 
touchpad pointer. I've submitted a bugzilla against shrike/acpi. I'm 
hopefull that whatever the problem is, it's either caused by me (i.e. some 
misconfiguration of my kernel or something) or it's resolved in the 2.4.22 
fedora core release.

-Dan


On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, Michael K. Johnson wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 01:09:07PM +0100, Dave Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 03:30:57PM +1000, Dan Goodes wrote:
> >  > I thought - great, new fedora release, let's look at the release notes to 
> >  > see what's in store.
> >  > 
> >  > WHOA!!! perfect!!! built-in ACPI support!!! no more rebuilding custom 
> >  > kernels to handle power management and so on... right? WRONG!!!
> >  > 
> >  > *sigh* it's only going to be used for device enumeration, not power 
> >  > management and so on.
> > 
> > WRONG!!! 8-)
> > The various components of ACPI are modular. If you boot with acpi=on,
> > the startup scripts should auto-load them.
> 
> I think Dan's quoting me.  Our *purpose* is only for device
> enumeration and initialization; my point was that we weren't
> going to be adding swsusp patches (for instance) or in general
> trying to deal with sleeping.
> 
> michaelkjohnson
> 
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