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Re: Video and Keymap Quirks

On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 13:00 -0500, Michael E Brown wrote:
> I havent had a lot of time to pursue it, but I have seen several people
> working on things to handle killswitches. The problem I've seen is that
> several of them dont take into account features that the Dell notebooks
> have: software configurable killswitches, and killswitch for cellular in
> particular. 

Why do we need to configure a killswitch? Surely a kill switch is just
something that kills _all_ wireless for aircraft. If you want to power
down individual devices surely this should be done in sysfs.

> > > Recent Dell laptops all have a wireless switch. This switch can be
> > > configured at runtime by dellWirelessCtl (part of libsmbios-bin) to
> > > individually turn on/off any combination of each of the above.
> > 
> > We could hook this up to HAL (although I'm not sure yet how) but I'm
> > guessing the most sane thing to do would be to tie it to a hardware
> > killswitch that killed all the wireless devices for aircraft scenario.
> I wrote dellWirelessCtl. There was a patch a while back that integrated
> it into HAL, but I didnt write that.

Sure, unless this stuff just works, very few people are going to use it.


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