[LinuxBIOS] Acer TravelMate 660

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Thu Jul 12 15:19:07 CEST 2007


On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 01:23:28PM +0200, Gerhard Gappmeier wrote:
> > LinuxBIOS on laptops is a mess that we're only beginning to jump into.
> > Laptops have an embedded controller, sometimes referred to as an EC,
> > that can control everything from power to LCD control, etc, etc. The
> > docs on these are usually covered by an NDA, with one real exception:
> > the part used by OLPC's XO. See also http://www.linuxbios.org/Laptop
> >   
> Sounds not ver optimistic for me.

Yeah, it's not trivial, sorry. Currently the OLPC is the only known
laptop supported by LinuxBIOS. We _do_ intend to support laptops, but
it's hard.

> > As for the rest of your hardware, I think some work was being done on
> > the i855, but I don't know what the outcome of it was. The i82801dbm
> > should work, either through the regular or generic implementation. You
> > haven't listed the Super IO, so I can't tell if that would work or not,
> >   
> Actually I don't know what this Super IO is and where I can get this
> information from.

lm-sensors may or may not detect it. But the safest bet is looking at
the hardware, of course (i.e., opening the laptop, which probably voids
the warranty). But there's no need to do that anyway, see above. We
don't support laptops at the moment, unfortunately.

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