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Re: New toshutils package

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 01:53:05AM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 June 2005 00:41, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> > I am using only a Debian provided kernel-source package from Sarge.
> > I compile own, though.  Are you using a kernel-image directly from
> > Debian?
> No, I have exactly the same (self-compiled kernel based on Debian 
> kernel-source with CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA=m).
> But from http://memebeam.org/toys/ExperimentalToshibaAcpiDriver:
>   Question: Will this experimental driver ever be rolled into the
>   mainstream kernel? I've been using toshiba_acpi_0.18-dev_toshiba_test4
>   for nearly a year, without any problems. 
>   The driver is stable, but the issue is that the original toshiba driver
>   "owns" the /dev/toshiba device, and I'm not sure if it's ok for my
>   driver to co-opt it. Also, it's not clear to me how distributions will
>   configure which module gets loaded when a program accesses /dev/toshiba.
> And if I look at the kernel source, I don't see this [1] patch in 
> toshiba_acpi.c, so I do not have /dev/toshiba and /proc/toshiba that seem 
> to be needed for toshset; just the /proc/acpi/toshiba from the "official" 
> toshiba_acpi.c.
> [1]http://memebeam.org/free-software/toshiba_acpi/toshiba_acpi_0.18-dev_toshiba_test4.patch

I was not aware of this.  Thanks for the information.  I will need to
get this squared away so that I can properly test toshset, as my laptop
supports both the APM and (some of) the ACPI interfaces.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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