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SubjectRe: [PATCH 58/62] msi-laptop: Support some MSI 3G netbook that is need load SCM
On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 11:39:29PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 03:28:57PM -0800, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > From: Lee, Chun-Yi <>
> >
> > Some MSI 3G netbook only have one fn key to control Wlan/Bluetooth/3G,
> > those netbook will load the SCM (windows app) to disable the original
> > Wlan/Bluetooth control by BIOS when user press fn key, then control
> > Wlan/Bluetooth/3G by SCM (software control by OS). Without SCM, user
> > cann't on/off 3G module on those 3G netbook.
> > On Linux, msi-laptop driver will do the same thing to disable the
> > original BIOS control, then might need use HAL or other userland
> > application to do the software control that simulate with SCM.
> > e.g. MSI N034 netbook
> How does the function key event get reported to userland? This should
> generate KEY_RFKILL and then just go through rfkill-input.

I'm pretty sure that Joey is using rfkill here, but I didn't realize
that it also supported an input device.

This code is just detecting the keypress, and acting on it, I think,
right Joey? Isn't that the way this is supposed to work? Or is it
supposed to use rfkill-input, which then userspace turns around and
calls the other rfkill interface to then disable the wireless? If so, I
think a number of laptop drivers need to be changed to do this.


greg k-h

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