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On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 08:58:58 +0300
Vasiliy G Tolstov <v.tolstov@...> wrote:
> Ângelo Miguel Arrifano wrote:
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> > 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
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
Angelo Arrifano AKA MiKNiX
CSE Student at UBI, Portugal
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