[Fwd: Re: Linuxbios and Linspire laptop]

Bari Ari bari at onelabs.com
Tue Jun 1 10:07:00 CEST 2004

Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> * Bari Ari <bari at onelabs.com> [040601 17:12]:
>>You may have to care about power management, SystemBIOS reflashing and
>>the lid etc. or those features may not work depending on how they did
>>the hardware design. Like I have said before there is really no standard
>>for this.
> Power management and lid close detection is a matter of someone
> implementing the needed ACPI tables for that. ACPI support is 
> basically implemented in LinuxBIOS but each system type needs it's
> specific set of tables for ACPI to do any good.

That's if they got ACPI right in their hardware design. Laptop hardware 
designers use the keyboard micro to solve lots of issues since these 
micros have lots of GPIO pins along with timers and other function 
blocks that are easily programmed.


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