[LinuxBIOS] Acer TravelMate 660

Gerhard Gappmeier gerhard.gappmeier at ascolab.com
Wed Jul 11 13:23:28 CEST 2007

Thanks for the info.
> LinuxBIOS on laptops is a mess that we're only beginning to jump into.
> Laptops have an embedded controller, sometimes referred to as an EC,
> that can control everything from power to LCD control, etc, etc. The
> docs on these are usually covered by an NDA, with one real exception:
> the part used by OLPC's XO. See also http://www.linuxbios.org/Laptop
Sounds not ver optimistic for me.
> As for the rest of your hardware, I think some work was being done on
> the i855, but I don't know what the outcome of it was. The i82801dbm
> should work, either through the regular or generic implementation. You
> haven't listed the Super IO, so I can't tell if that would work or not,
Actually I don't know what this Super IO is and where I can get this
information from.
Is there a tool like lspci available, or do I need to open my laptop?
> but there's a list of supported hardware on the LinuxBIOS wiki. The rest
> of the hardware can be dealt with later, although in a perfect world it
> should Just Work.
> -Corey

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