[ltp] lspnp & setpnp which distros?
Mon, 08 Dec 2003 13:36:28 +0000 (GMT)
On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 10:31:23 +0100, Michael Hagemann wrote
> 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
> > > > which distros have PNP support patched in, as PNP support is not
> > > > mainline 2.4.x, though it is in 2.6. I think RedHat has it, but
> > > > 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,
> > > the IBM pnp implementation isn't standard. The -ac patches used
> > > this (because Alan Cox owns a thinkpad, too), but I think at least
> > > 2.4.23 kernel incorporates those by now...
> > >
> > > Maybe it is by default disabled in the vendor kernels; it used to
> > > 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
> patched one. Sorry for the misleading information.
How would this impact a TP600E upgraded to 2.4.23? Just what are the
pnpbios features required? I'm not at home so cannot check? I cannot
remember why I needed the Alan Cox patched kernel. Is it for pcmcia
features? Do I need to return to 2.4.22-ac4?