I have a Thinkpad R40 with debian testing installed, with kernel 2.6.5.
During the boot sequence, the kernel fails to load hw_random with message:
hw_random: RNG not detected
modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting hw_random
(/lib/modules/2.6.5-1-686/kernel/drivers/char/hw_random.ko): Not such device
hw_random: can't be loaded
missing kernel or user mode driver hw_random
I have been looking for information about it in the internet, but I have
plenty of doubts. What is it for? If my hardware does not have RNGs,
should I have to substitute it with something else?
I have some problems with my laptop (ACPI and APM resume after suspend,
switching between the LCD and the serial port with Fn+F7) and i dont
know if they are related issues (two months ago someone in this list
said to me that they weren't, but i am not sure).
I would be gratefull for anyu help.