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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 (http://www.sf.net/projects/acpi)
The ACPI in current kernels is very outdated.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 (http://www.sf.net/projects/swsusp)
Software Suspend makes hibernation possible in linux, which is a very
important feature for laptops.

Patch: agpgart from 2.4.21-rc2-ac3 (http://www.kernel.org)
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 (http://www.kernel.org)
This update is needed for proper working dri in XFree 4.3.

Patch: radeonfb from Benjamin Herrenschmidt (rsync -avz rsync.penguinppc.org::benh-devel/)
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 (http://supermount-ng.sf.net)
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.)

Comments:

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

2.4.21-rc3-dis2 http://lwn.net/Articles/33623/
IDE laptop mode #1 http://lwn.net/Articles/32037/
IDE laptop mode #2 http://lwn.net/Articles/32520/
IDE acoustic mgmt http://lwn.net/Articles/32038/


What about cpufreq? (posted by Francesco Poli, Wed 28 May 2003 07:25:34 AM UTC)

http://www.brodo.de/cpufreq_old/cpufreq-2.4.21-pre4-2.gz
(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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