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    SubjectRe: Polling for battery stauts and lost keypresses
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    On Wednesday 16 August 2006 03:31, Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
    > On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:17:01 -0400, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
    >
    > > 2. Quite often there are OEM drivers that are tweaked to a specific
    > > hardware and involve hardware-specific hacks.
    >
    > If I remember correctly (damn, I can't find a way to do a search on
    > the LKML archives ...) there was someone working on Dell stuff, at
    > least as far as fans and thermal sensors were concerned (based on the
    > code from Massimo Dal Zotto) to integrate them with the kernel sensors
    > framework. However, some of those patches where NACKed by someone from
    > Dell because they were sort of "guessy" about the addresses to poke
    > around to get the information, instead of using the data provided by
    > the BIOS on where to look for them ... however, there hasn't been any
    > news about that that stuff since ...
    >

    As far as I remember that person from Dell was not ready to disclose
    details of their SMBIOS :( so it naturally went nowhere.

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    Dmitry
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