New APM BIOS patches

New APM BIOS patches

Post by Stephen.Rothw.. » Sat, 11 Mar 1995 11:30:32



        This is to announce the 0.5 release of the
Advanced Power Managament (APM) driver for Linux 1.2.0

This software is still ALPHA as it will probably still cause
several styles of laptops to crash.  Feedback required, both
positive and bugs.

New features since 0.4:
        Works with Linux 1.2.0
        Paranoid coding of calls to the BIOS
        Error messages updated
        Multiple device opens
        register/unregister functions exported so that
                modules can be notified of APM events
        apmd now does a sync before allowing the machine
                to be suspended
        there is some preliminary code to blank the display

There a lots of configuration defines at the start of apm_bios.c
so if the default setup (mine) doesn't work for you, try changing
some of these.

The driver is available from <http://www.auug.org.au/~sfr> and
hopefully soon from
<ftp://ftp.aaug.org.au/pub/unix/linux/apm_bios.0.5.tar.gz>.

Cheers,
Stephen
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NEC Information Systems Australia   Phone: +61-6-2508747
Software Development Centre         Fax:   +61-6-2508746
Canberra, Australia

 
 
 

1. New APM BIOS patches

        This is to announce the 0.5 release of the
Advanced Power Managament (APM) driver for Linux 1.2.0

This software is still ALPHA as it will probably still cause
several styles of laptops to crash.  Feedback required, both
positive and bugs.

New features since 0.4:
        Works with Linux 1.2.0
        Paranoid coding of calls to the BIOS
        Error messages updated
        Multiple device opens
        register/unregister functions exported so that
                modules can be notified of APM events
        apmd now does a sync before allowing the machine
                to be suspended
        there is some preliminary code to blank the display

There a lots of configuration defines at the start of apm_bios.c
so if the default setup (mine) doesn't work for you, try changing
some of these.

The driver is available from <http://www.auug.org.au/~sfr> and
hopefully soon from
<ftp://ftp.aaug.org.au/pub/unix/linux/apm_bios.0.5.tar.gz>.

Cheers,
Stephen
--

NEC Information Systems Australia   Phone: +61-6-2508747
Software Development Centre         Fax:   +61-6-2508746
Canberra, Australia

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