Thursday, March 23, 2006

The last two weeks ...

I didn't wrote anything here since two weeks. So here a update about some of the issues I worked on in this time:

  • I installed the first time a SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta 7 on a Apple iBook G4. The installation process is really abortive compared to normal install on ix86 or x86_64. By the way powersave also work on ppc and I tested (K)Powersave on this machine. Suspend to Disk work perfect, but I could not get Suspend to RAM running on this machine. Looks as if this not work on ppc via apm, need to investigate if this maybe is possible somehow via pmu. I added support for change brightness on machines with pmu support to powersave.
  • I also added brightness support for the omnibook kernel module. They released now a updated version of the package and now you can also unload the module on a 2.6.x kernel. I try to build a km_omnibook package in the next days.
  • Added more support for TabletPCs to HAL. From now HAL set automatically the serial port (by call the correct setserial command) for the Wacom Tablets if they are detected. Because HAL starts early enough before the X server this addon should be able to activate the port to be used in X. I also added a FDI file to set the correct ttyS* device on machines where we should not use ttyS0.