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Re: Module Compatibility and ACPI

From: Emiel Kollof <coolvibe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 12:34:00 +0100

* Lucas Reddinger (lucas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:

(I can't answer everything, but I'll try as best as I can)

> On the same note, there is still no archive for the lists?

There's one on gmane.org, and I believe Justin Sherril is also archiving
the mailinglist at http://www.shiningsilence.com/dbsdlog/ somewhere.


> 1.) I am running FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE. I don't know why it is called
> stable. I frequently panic, with and without ACPI support. ACPI support
> is very poor for my laptop. [Dell 2650] First, when enabled, it
> generates a dmesg error every second that I am running X. I do not know
> what causes this (I am trying to find out), but I did take the error out
> of my source for the time being. When my battery level drops to 10%, I
> panic. When it finally charges and reaches 100%, it panics. It changes
> profiles well, however. Is DragonFly ACPI much different from FreeBSD
> 4-S? May I submit patches where necessary for review and possibly to be
> comitted?

Patches are always welcome. Just submit them on the submit@ mailinglist,
and they will be reviewed. If you do send patches, please keen them
small, cut them up in stages so they can get imported in an incremental
fashion, which breaks less.

> 2.) My laptop uses nvidia0: <GeForce2 Go>
> Are these commercial modules still compatible, despite your work?

There is a dfport override for this which I'm responsible for. I'm
currently hacking at it. It seems to be broken right now (others: send
me bugreports please!), but I believe it might still work if you work
hard enough at it :)

> 3.) Is there a ports tree? Is there one in progress? Can I help test
> ports, do maintainence, or anything else to help further the project?

Read UPDATING in the dragonfly source root. Everything you need to know
is in there. Yes, override ports for freebsd ports are welcomed, but do
know that the dfports override system is not long lived. When we get our
own package management stuff, we'll switch away from FreeBSD ports.


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