Subject: Re: acpi functional porting
To: Pierre Pronchery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 02/20/2007 14:40:19
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Pierre Pronchery wrote:
>>>>> What makes you think NetBSD doesn't already have support for ACPI?
> (no need to be arrogant here, if I may, because in my opinion NetBSD's
> ACPI support is not trivial to confirm for a newcomer)
It also doesn't help that we emphasise the non ACPI GENERIC
kernels over the ACPI enabled ones.
>>>> Sure, NetBSD already has some feature implemented. But the ones that i
>>>> wrote in my mail it doesnt have, as i see. At least acpi poweroff,acpi
>>>> hardware monitoring and dock station detection.
>>> Did you not see my earlier message? I don't know about dock station
>>> detection, as I have never seen one, but the rest works.
>> Nope. I dont saw.
To original poster (apologies for not having the original
mesage to hand): If you're running a GENERIC kernel rather
than an ACPI one then you will not be picking up the acpi
features :) Its quite possible there are some features
missing on your machine - if you boot an acpi kernel please
let the list know of anything missing (or any problems in
getting such a kernel to boot :)
> There is a command line tool to show the current status of various such
> detections: envstat -r.
>> Can you show me the options which you have enabled in your config?
>> is seems GENERIC.MPACPI doesnt provide such functional. my config is
>> based on it
> No other option should be necessary. I did not find many applications
> aware of NetBSD's ACPI interface though, and had to patch a few myself
> (wmapm, kismet for example).
I tend to use xbattbar myself - all of the apm/acpi using apps
in pkgrsc should work fine with an acpi kernel on NetBSD. I
didn't see wmapm in there - could I prevail upon you to submit
a pkgrsc entry for it? :)
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