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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.


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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