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First release of laptopkernel-2.4.21-rc4-laptop1

Item posted by Hanno Boeck <hanno> on Tue 27 May 2003 02:17:48 PM UTC.

laptopkernel-2.4.21-rc4-laptop1 released.
It is a patch on top of linux-2.4.21-rc4.

laptopkernel-2.4.21-rc4-laptop1 contains the following patches:

Patch: acpi-20030523 (
The ACPI in current kernels is very outdated. Most laptops won't have any
Powermanagement without the ACPI-Patch and some even won't boot.

Patch: swsusp 19-27 (
Software Suspend makes hibernation possible in linux, which is a very
important feature for laptops.

Patch: agpgart from 2.4.21-rc2-ac3 (
Laptops with the Centrino chipset need this for working agpgart, which
is needed for hardware graphics acceleration (dri).

Patch: drm modules from 2.4.21-rc2-ac3 (
This update is needed for proper working dri in XFree 4.3.

Patch: radeonfb from Benjamin Herrenschmidt (rsync -avz
Radeon 9000 won't work with radeonfb found in the current kernel.

Patch: bcm440+bcm5700 driver (from Gentoo-Sources)
Needed for Broadcom Network cards found in many laptops.

Patch: vivicam usb mass storage support (from Lycoris-Kernel)
Needed for Vivicam 355 (working as USB mass storage).

Patch: supermount-1.2.6 (
Supermount is a useful feature for desktop-pcs.

Patch: Optimization for pentium3/4 (trivial)
Makes gcc3-optimizations for pentium3/4 possible.
(Note: pentium4-optimizations should only be used with gcc 3.2.3 and above.
If you have an older gcc, please use pentium3.)


Couple more patches (posted by Stephane Fillod, Thu 05 Jun 2003 09:45:39 AM UTC)

IDE laptop mode #1
IDE laptop mode #2
IDE acoustic mgmt

What about cpufreq? (posted by Francesco Poli, Wed 28 May 2003 07:25:34 AM UTC)
(or cpufreq-2.4.21-pre4-3.gz if you manage to find it...)
It seems to be appliable to 2.4.21-rc4 (with two rejects that should represent already applied corrections)



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