Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: "Ângelo Miguel Arrifano" <miknix@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Cc: v.tolstov@××××××.ru
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Add vista Hotstart Technology(TM) support on Gentoo.
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 14:01:54
Message-Id: 20071221135946.19faea6e.miknix@gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Add vista Hotstart Technology(TM) support on Gentoo. by Vasiliy G Tolstov
On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 16:38:45 +0300
Vasiliy G Tolstov <v.tolstov@××××××.ru> wrote:

> Ângelo Miguel Arrifano wrote: > > On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 08:58:58 +0300 > > Vasiliy G Tolstov <v.tolstov@××××××.ru> wrote: > > > > > >> Ângelo Miguel Arrifano wrote: > >> > >>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > >>> Hash: SHA1 > >>> > >>> Hello everybody, > >>> > >>> With the introduction of windows Vista, most of "Vista ready" laptops > >>> comes with Vista Hotstart(TM) technology support. > >>> > >>> You can read more about this: > >>> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/kb/performance/what-is-windows-hotstart > >>> http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/firmware/hotstart.mspx > >>> > >>> Since Microsoft is making a lot of propaganda about this feature on Vista and > >>> I own a HP dv6535ep laptop that supports it, I wrote a Linux driver and opened > >>> a SF.net project to support these devices under linux. > >>> The project is here: http://quickstart.sourceforge.net > >>> > >>> With this driver and a simple init script its possible to launch applications > >>> at boot time by pressing a hotkey while the laptop is either turned off > >>> or in memory suspend. > >>> > >>> With this email I'm proposing getting the driver into portage and creating a > >>> Gentoo doc for this matter. I think people using Gentoo on Hotstart supported > >>> devices could potentially benefit of this feature. Plus, the kernel driver is > >>> very simple and looks stable in the last months. > >>> > >>> > >> I have dell inspiron 6400 with gentoo linux. Does my notebook support > >> this tehnology ? > >> > >> -- > >> С уважением, Vasiliy G Tolstov > >> http://www.selfip.ru > >> > >> > >> > > If you have your disassembled dsdt acpi table at hand, just grep it for PNP0C32. If > > PNP0C32 is referenced then yes, it should support. > > > > Anyway, you can always build the kernel module and load it. It won't harm your laptop > > in case it's not supported. > > > > Have a look at the project page for more information: http://quickstart.sourceforge.net > > > > Thanks, > > > this is from my dsdt - is my notebook support this tehnology ? > > > Device (MBTN) > { > Name (_HID, "PNP0C32") > Name (_UID, 0x00) > Method (_STA, 0, NotSerialized) > { > If (LLess (OSID (), 0x20)) > { > Return (0x00) > } > > Return (0x0F) > } > > Name (_PRW, Package (0x02) > { > 0x16, > 0x05 > }) > Method (GHID, 0, NotSerialized) > { > Store (HSCO (0x01), Local0) > If (Local0) > { > Notify (\_SB.MBTN, 0x02) > HSCO (0x02) > } > > Return (Buffer (0x01) > { > /* 0000 */ 0x00 > }) > } > } > > > > -- > С уважением, Vasiliy G Tolstov > http://www.selfip.ru > >
Yes, that's it. And MBTN is a hotstart button. Your laptop is supported, could you please try the driver? Thanks, -- Angelo Arrifano AKA MiKNiX CSE Student at UBI, Portugal Gentoo Linux AMD64 Arch Tester miknix@×××××.com http://miknix.homelinux.com PGP Pubkey 0x3D92BB0B -- gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list