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From: Ângelo Miguel Arrifano <miknix@...>
Subject: Re: Add vista Hotstart Technology(TM) support on Gentoo.
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 13:59:46 +0000
On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 16:38:45 +0300
Vasiliy G Tolstov <v.tolstov@...> wrote:

> Ângelo Miguel Arrifano wrote:
> > On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 08:58:58 +0300
> > Vasiliy G Tolstov <v.tolstov@...> 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@...
http://miknix.homelinux.com
PGP Pubkey 0x3D92BB0B
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-- Ângelo Miguel Arrifano
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