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Bug#625507: acer-wmi developer says the module doesn't do anything on the aspire one

On Tue, 2011-05-03 at 22:09 -0500, Zachary Buhman wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 02:38 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > No, it says that it *is* blacklisted - which is true for some specific
> > Aspire One models.  
> I seems like most (if not all) distributions are treating it more like a
> suggestion.
> > However, the code also has specific support for many
> > other Aspire One models.
> In http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/wiki/SupportedHardware in the
> Unsupported Acer Aspire section
> "One series - But the WMI implementation on this laptop doesn't actually
> do anything"
> I don't see how both statements can be true simultaneously.

Indeed.  That statement is dated 2009 and the driver has moved on.

> Because it
> quite literally doesn't do anything--straight from the words of the
> developer himself--and ends up breaking wireless, it makes sense to
> blacklist it on all Aspire One models.

No.  You only have the evidence of your own model.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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