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From: Stelian Pop <>
To: Mattia Dongili <>
Cc: Len Brown <>,
Subject: Re: sony-laptop vs sonypi (Re: [PATCH 1/2] Add new sony laptop drivers maintainer)
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 23:07:59 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1171145280.5026.23.camel@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070209192513.GA4612@inferi.kami.home>

Le vendredi 09 février 2007 à 20:25 +0100, Mattia Dongili a écrit :

> > Presumably there is some application that talks to those ioctls.
> Yep, sonypid spicctrl sjog sonykeyd just to name a few.

Don't forget also kde and hal...


> Fortunately I own a type2 and a couple of type3 laptops but none of
> which has a motion eye camera.

Leave the motion eye camera alone, the Linux support for the motion eye
camera is only for a very old specific model of the motion eye camera
(the PCI one made by Kawasaki). All the recent (last 5 years) Vaio
laptops with "Motion Eye" cameras are completly different hardware.


> At one point sonypi could just implement the ioctls and device file
> needed for backward compatibility.
> But I need to start playing seriously with sonypi's code before getting
> a clear idea if this is really doable or not.
> Stelian: thoughts?
> I remember an (very?) old discussion where you've been asked to
> implement sonypi using acpi functions and the answer was something like
> "if acpi will allow that..."

Hmm, this was probably from a time when the ACPI layer had zero external
APIs. Things have changed since then and should be much easier now,
especially since you have Len's support :)

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-10 22:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-08 19:16 [PATCH 0/2] sony-laptop: docs and maintainer update malattia
2007-02-08 19:16 ` [PATCH 1/2] Add new sony laptop drivers maintainer malattia
2007-02-08 19:16   ` [PATCH 2/2] Update sony-laptop docs malattia
2007-02-09  6:52     ` Len Brown
2007-02-09  6:44   ` [PATCH 1/2] Add new sony laptop drivers maintainer Len Brown
2007-02-09 13:34     ` Stelian Pop
2007-02-09 14:01       ` Mattia Dongili
2007-02-09 16:58         ` sony-laptop vs sonypi (Re: [PATCH 1/2] Add new sony laptop drivers maintainer) Len Brown
2007-02-09 19:25           ` Mattia Dongili
2007-02-09 21:02             ` Mattia Dongili
2007-02-10 22:07             ` Stelian Pop [this message]
2007-02-10 21:59           ` Stelian Pop
2007-02-11  9:20             ` Mattia Dongili
2007-02-11  9:23               ` Stelian Pop
2007-02-10 18:06   ` [PATCH 1/1] New sony laptop drivers maintainer Mattia Dongili

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