[tlinux-users 00222] Re: Toshiba Satellite U400-138 and ACPI issues
jonathan at buzzard.me.uk
Sun Oct 12 19:58:13 JST 2008
Charles at Schwieters.org wrote:
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> Jonathan Buzzard <jonathan at Buzzard.me.uk> wrote:
>> I guess the issue is that the toshiba_acpi driver does not present
>> a /dev/toshiba device unless you specially patch it. That should really
>> be fixed. There is some issues about who gets ownership of that device
>> is it the toshiba module or the toshiba_acpi?
> I believe that is the issue. Is anyone pushing this still? One solution
> would be to just create another device (maybe
> /dev/toshiba_acpi). Whatever the solution, this needs to be fixed asap.
I agree, but as I outlined above I see it as a none issue. I am fairly
sure the old toshiba module checks for the presence of APM before
loading and if it does not it needs fixing so that it does. The two
modules are mutually exclusive, and it simplifies life for the user
space programs if they only need to probe the one device.
> I also recently became aware of an ubuntu-specific module named tlsup (i
> think). What this exactly is is still a mystery to me, though.
A bit of poking shows that it is some sort of 2.6.27 kernel module that
replaces toshiba_acpi. I will download the kernel sources and look this
evening. I am astounded that such a change could take place without it
coming to the attention of anyone on this list. I am also curious as to
who wrote it.
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