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[Bug 455788] ASUS eeePC ACPI failure
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  • Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:28:45 -0700 (MST)
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User herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx added comment

--- Comment #9 from Herbert Graeber <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2009-01-26
04:28:43 MST ---
Currently there are two variants of acpi modules for the EEEPCs. First there is
the asus_acpi module made by ASUS, taken from the Xandros system, which can be
found recompiled for openSUSE in various BuildService home repositories. Second
there is a eeepc_laptop module since kernel 2.6.26. Both do the same things,
but the former uses the proc filesystem while the latter uses sys instead. As a
companion for the asus_acpi kernel module ASUS delivers a package with scripts
for handling the Fn keys and suspend/resume, wich can be found in some
BuildService home repositories, too. These scripts are naturally not compatible
to the eeepc_laptop module.

When installing openSUSE 11.1 on my EEEPC 900A the eeepc_laptop module is
automatically loaded. Additionally I force the load of the pciehp kernel module
and wrote my own (much simpler) scripts for. I will make the scripts
configurable for other EEEPC models, package and provide them in BuildService.
Maybe they can be part of the Contrib-Repository.

Maybe it would be nice to rework the EEEPC wiki page to reflect the new state
of things for openSUSE 11.1 and later. Currently it is very EEEPC 701 specific
and contains many thing that are matter of personal taste. It should cover
other models too, and be reduced to the things only which are really necessary
to get the EEPCs running.

So I think there is nothing to do for the kernel. Instead of using the custom
kernel module and scripts from ASUS, the eeepc_laptop module should be used
together with proper scripts tailored for this module.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to start a openSUSE-Platform Project, where platform
related scripts for handling Fn-Keys and suspend/resume for differnt laptops
will be collected, so they can become part of the distribution or the contrib

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