[Debian-eeepc-devel] Wireless OSD display on 901+ models

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Tue Aug 19 11:15:53 UTC 2008

On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:00:56 +0200
Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es> wrote:
> I think that won't work, suppose the following scenario:
> User buys a new eeepc, tinkers with Xandros, and:
> - Turns the webcam off (won't be seen on lsusb)
> - Turns WiFi off (won't be seen on lspci thanks to pciehp)
> - Turns bluetooth off (won't be seen on lsusb)
> How do you detect these features? Send ACPI commands, turn everything on, 
> detect them (lspci/lsusb/iwconfig/whatever), turn everything off?

Probe for hardware by sending exploratory commands through possible
acpi interfaces to turn the hardware on.  Then test and cache the
results in /var so we don't have to probe again.


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