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laptopkernel-2.4.21-rc8-laptop1 released

Item posted by Hanno Boeck <hanno> on Thu 12 Jun 2003 08:36:23 PM UTC.

2.4.21-rc8-laptop1

Updated patches: swsusp, supermount, agpgart, drm, broadcom
New patches: acpi4asus, laptop_mode, sis-fb

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The ACPI in current kernels is very outdated.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-1.0_pre7 (http://www.sf.net/projects/swsusp)
Software Suspend makes hibernation possible in linux, which is a very
important feature for laptops.

Patch: supermount-1.2.7 (http://supermount-ng.sf.net)
Supermount is a useful feature for desktop-pcs.

Patch: agpgart from 2.4.21-rc7-ac1 (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-rc7-ac1 (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: bcm4400-2.0.2 + bcm5700-6.0.2 driver (from broadcom-ftp)
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: acpi4asus-0.23 (http://www.sf.net/projects/acpi4asus)
Adds support for special acpi-events on asus-laptops.

Patch: laptop_mode (http://www.sf.net/projects/swsusp)
Adds laptop_mode, which can save battery power.

Patch: SiS framebuffer update (http://www.winischhofer.net)
Needed for some SiS-Cards.

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.)

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