[ltp] T30 and Dockingstation

Pam Huntley linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 21 May 2003 13:40:37 -0400

>Pam Huntley was going
>to look/ask the relevant people on the technical details/issues involved
>in hot-undocking the laptop without having to turn it off.....but I dont
>believe anything was resolved.


So I went back and pinged the team again, and the information they provided
me with was as follows:
Re: hot docking/undocking, we follow ACPI specification and my lead
engineer gave me the list of references:

   1) "Implementation ACPI Docking" by Rob McKaughan / Implementation
Workshop (February 9 10, 1998 )

   This is the best one to refer how OS & BIOS make the Handshake for the
   dock/undock protocols.

   2) "ACPI Docking for Windows Operating Systems" White Paper

   3) ACPI Spec 2.0b

More deeper information is BIOS source code so we won't be able to publish.

So, we're back to the whole ACPI problem again....  hopefully that code
will be cleaned up enough to include soon....