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With the introduction of windows Vista, most of "Vista ready" laptops
comes with Vista Hotstart(TM) technology support.
You can read more about this:
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.
Angelo Arrifano AKA MiKNiX
CSE Student at UBI, Portugal
Gentoo Linux AMD64 Arch Tester
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