[tlinux-users 00054] Re: Bluetooth on Tecra S5
Robert M. Albrecht
romal at gmx.de
Tue Apr 22 13:48:10 JST 2008
Azael Avalos schrieb:
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 3:23 PM, <Charles at schwieters.org> wrote:
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>> Hello Robert--
>> > >> how do I enable the Bluetooth module interated Tecra S5 machines on newer
>> > >> Linux kernels ?
>> > >>
>> > > Does this patch apply to 2.6.25?
>> > >
>> > > http://memebeam.org/toys/ExperimentalToshibaAcpiDriver
>>> yes, indeed that works. The patch applies to 2.6.25.
>> thanks for the good news.
>> > Why is an outdated module included in the standard-kernel ?
>> It's a matter of history, and a conflict between the toshiba_acpi and
>> toshiba drivers. Back in 2005 there was talk of merging the patch:
>> Unfortunately, things stalled for reasons I do not know. The conflict
>> seems to be over the /dev/toshiba device. Perhaps the device could just
>> be renamed (and userspace utilities modified).
> And I'm still waiting for that to happens (if it ever happens...)
> cause it will be good to have those two merged in one.
> I've used the experimental toshiba_acpi kernel driver until recently
> without any problems,
> but now I own Toshiba model that includes a Phoenix BIOS. However this
> BIOS does provide
> an SCI/HCI interface but with a different method (\_SB.VALZ.SPFC) and
> also includes a few
> SCI/HCI controls not listed on the SCI/HCI specification that I
> requested some time ago.
> Now I'm working on a patch that to include support to my laptop model
> in the omnibook
> driver, since seems to be made by TOSHIBA/COMPAL.
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