[ANN] New test kernel available
bh40 at calva.net
Thu Jan 7 05:38:13 EST 1999
I've uploaded to my web page (see URL below) a new test kernel along with
it's modules and diff's.
This kernel contains some personal patches, some of them experimental,
other quite robust, plus the IDE improvement suggested by Paul recently
on the linuxppc-dev mailing list :
- Improve support for 3 buttons mice and PowerBook trackpad
- Implements L2CR (backside cache) setting via BootX for G3 upgrade cards
(needs BootX 1.0.1 minimum)
- Adds support for backlight buttons on PowerBook G3 Series (it also turns
off backlight when the console screen saver blanks the display). This
used to work only on older PowerBooks. Note: currently the backlight
won't auto-repeat. The backlight value is stored in nvram in the same
location as MacOS and so should be compatible with MacOS setting.
- Some cleanups here or there (gatwick interrupt fixing, power control
in macserial.c, ...)
- Sets the correct value in the IDE controller to enable full speed of IDE
transfer on heathrow-based machines.
Note: This kernel includes built-in Adaptec and NCR53C8XX drivers and
DDP. The modules contains smbfs. PCMCIA is not included.
I tested it on a PowerBook G3 Series and a PowerMac G3/300 without
problem. Be careful however since some of this stuff is experimental.
E-Mail: <mailto:bh40 at calva.net>
BenH. Web : <http://calvaweb.calvacom.fr/bh40/>
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