[ltp] FYI: The ThinkPad SL500 has IdeaPad firmware/ACPI/EC

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:01:51 -0300

The ThinkPad SL500 has the same firmware as the IdeaPad, and therefore it
has absolutely no "special" support from Linux ThinkPad drivers.  You don't
get thinkpad-acpi.  You don't get HDAPS.  You don't get tp-smapi.

The Linux drivers will detect that there is no ThinkPad ACPI or ThinkPad EC
support in any Thinkpad SL-series with IdeaPad firmware, and will refuse to
load.  This is not a bug.

It is unknown at this time if the above applies to all ThinkPad SL models.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh