[ltp] lspnp & setpnp which distros?

Michael Hagemann linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 4 Dec 2003 16:48:21 +0100

On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 09:33:24 -0600 wes schreiner wrote:

> Bert Haskins wrote:
> > Which distros have lspnp & setpnp?
> > These don't seem to be available on RedHat, can they be added?
> > Thanks, Bert
> lspnp/setpnp come with the pcmcia package.  But the real question is 
> which distros have PNP support patched in, as PNP support is not in 
> mainline 2.4.x, though it is in 2.6.  I think RedHat has it, but not 
> Debian, and I don't know about other distros.

Actually it is in 2.4 for a while now (2.4.18?).  The problem was, that
the IBM pnp implementation isn't standard.  The -ac patches used fix
this (because Alan Cox owns a thinkpad, too), but I think at least the
2.4.23 kernel incorporates those by now...

Maybe it is by default disabled in the vendor kernels; it used to cause
trouble on too many machines...