[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#409971: Bug#409971: xfce4-battery-plugin: It doesn't work after upgrading to linux kernel 2.6.21

Matteo Vescovi mvescovi at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 07:53:27 UTC 2007

On 7/19/07, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at corsac.net> wrote:
> DO you have any news on this issue? It seems that gentoo needed a patch
> to make battery plugin work on 2.6.21. I don't have acpi so I can't test
> it but if battery plugin is broken on 2.6.21 we _need_ to apply the
> patch as lots of users will be concerned (2.6.22 is in unstable now,
> even).
> Regards,
> --
> Yves-Alexis

I discovered that the only way to have the plugin working with
2.6.21.x is to compile, as a module (or built-in), something that in
that kernel version has been tagged as "deprecated".
Initially I deselected that just not to add things-going-to-be-removed.
At the moment I cannot have a look at that parameter since I'm not on
a Linux box, but I'll let you know as soon as I get back to my laptop.
Anyway, one day or another, that option will disappear from the kernel
tree; so we need to find a workaround, in any case.



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