Again about Dell Inspiron 8x00
jhb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 11 14:10:48 PST 2005
On Tuesday 11 January 2005 01:30 pm, Igor Partola wrote:
> To be exact it was 2.6.9-gentoo-r13 and 2.6.10 vanilla that worked.
> It seems to me that certain functions of the ACPI are better off left
> alone as overriding them just causes trouble.
> For example: when there is no ACPI support in kernel closing the lid
> switches the display off and Fn+F3 brings me to BIOS settings. Once ACPI
> is loaded though these functions don't seem to work. So maybe they
> shouldn't be overridden until it is known that the overriding code in
> the kernel ACPI works well enough to handle it? Or maybe sysctl could be
> used to switch between BIOS and kernel ACPI to be in charge of turning
> off the display and such?
Unfortunately, ACPI does not provide such granularity. It's pretty much an
all or nothing switch.
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