Debian Bug report logs - #659439
RFP: acpi-call -- kernel module that enables to call ACPI methods

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: "Nelson A. de Oliveira" <naoliv@debian.org>

Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 04:09:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Done: Maximiliano Curia <maxy@debian.org>

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Bug#659439; Package wnpp. (Sat, 11 Feb 2012 04:09:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "Nelson A. de Oliveira" <naoliv@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: acpi-call -- kernel module that enables to call ACPI methods
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 02:05:31 -0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : acpi-call
  Upstream Author : Michal Kottman <kottman@fiit.stuba.sk>
* URL             : https://github.com/mkottman/acpi_call
* License         : GPL 3+
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : kernel module that enables to call ACPI methods

A kernel module that enables you to call ACPI methods by writing the
method name followed by arguments to /proc/acpi/call.

Useful to turn off discrete graphics card in a dual graphics
environment (like NVIDIA Optimus), for example.




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Message #10 received at 659439-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Maximiliano Curia <maxy@debian.org>
To: 659439-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Deprecated module acpi-call, please use bbswitch
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 21:22:14 +0100
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Hi,

The acpi-call development seems to be stalled, it's not working with newer
kernels and, in respect to nVidia Optimus, the bbswitch module seems to be a better option.

I'm about to upload the bbswitch module to experimental, thus closing this bug
as deprecated.

Happy hacking,
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Bug#659439; Package wnpp. (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
To: Maximiliano Curia <maxy@debian.org>
Cc: 659439@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Deprecated module acpi-call, please use bbswitch
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 00:21:39 +0100
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On Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:22:14 +0100, Maximiliano Curia wrote:

> The acpi-call development seems to be stalled, it's not working with newer
> kernels 

Hm.
It works (see below) fine here (3.7-trunk-amd64 from experimental).

> and, in respect to nVidia Optimus, the bbswitch module seems to be a better option.

I habe no idea about Optimus, I'm using it for
/usr/lib/tlp-pm/tpacpi-bat (from the tlp package (not in Debian
...)).
 

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gregor
 
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Bug#659439; Package wnpp. (Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #20 received at 659439@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Maximiliano Curia <maxy@debian.org>
To: gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
Cc: 659439@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Deprecated module acpi-call, please use bbswitch
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:05:43 +0100
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¬°Hola gregor!

El 2013-02-08 a las 00:21 +0100, gregor herrmann escribió:
> It works (see below) fine here (3.7-trunk-amd64 from experimental).

Ok, it stopped working with 3.5 kernels for me, but I have only tested it with
a nVidia Optimus card, and it seem to have some commits I've not pulled.

> I habe no idea about Optimus, I'm using it for
> /usr/lib/tlp-pm/tpacpi-bat (from the tlp package (not in Debian
> ...)).

Good to know. Sorry for the noise then.

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