[ltp] lspnp & setpnp which distros?
Mon, 8 Dec 2003 10:31:23 +0100
On Sat, 06 Dec 2003 12:36:44 +0100 Thomas Hood wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 16:48, Michael Hagemann wrote:
> > 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...
> [...] Unfortunately, pnpbios was never integrated
> into stock Linux 2.4. I just checked the 2.4.23 source tree and
> there are no pnpbios files in drivers/pnp, just isapnp driver files.
That's true. I just rechecked, and my last 2.4 kernel is indeed an -ac
patched one. Sorry for the misleading information.