FreeBSD release Acer Aspire 5735Z
lars.engels at 0x20.net
Mon Oct 31 13:24:30 UTC 2011
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 05:42:04AM -0700, Anthony Jenkins wrote:
> >From: Adrian Chadd <adrian at freebsd.org>
> >To: Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net>
> >Cc: irek-kaenly at yandex.ru; Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de>; freebsd-mobile at freebsd.org
> >Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 9:38 AM
> >Subject: Re: FreeBSD release Acer Aspire 5735Z
> >On 29 October 2011 21:08, Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net> wrote:
> >> And cross your fingers that the button to enable / disable wireless
> >> works out of the box. Unfortunately there's no port of Linux' acer_acpi
> >>  to FreeBSD.
> >>  http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/
> >Please please please, can someone port this?
> Looks like this was already ported to acpi_wmi(4) some time ago (or at least
> formed the basis for acpi_wmi(4)), but I can't load it on my Acer Aspire 5552 without panicking the kernel - seems it tries to construct two
> cdevs with the same name. Looking into a patch now, just to see what it does.
I loaded apci_wmi on an Acer notebook and /dev/wmistat was created.
Using cat(1) I was presented a table of three GUIDs. Google told me that
one of them represented the Wireless / Bluetooth state.
But what to do then? acpi_wmi's manpage only says that it can only read
the values via wmistat, but not how to alter them.
> ...and I had just downloaded the Linux kernel sources to try my hand at a port (acer_acpi lives in the Linux kernel now). What is the current procedure (if any) for porting GPL'd stuff to BSD?
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