WMI backport in 2.6.24 for 8.04 LTS

Bug #220565 reported by Yann on 2008-04-22
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-backports-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-backports-modules-hardy

Kernel 2.6.25 adds an important feature for the growing nb of laptop users: Support of WMI ACPI extension.

This extension is often used to control graphic boards fan (as well as some special buttons, but this is less important) and there is no easy hack for concerned hardware under linux (on toshiba P100 series with nvidia 7XXX graphics, for instance, there was a DSDT hack to program the fan at medium speed: We loose auto-adaptive rpm driven by WMI extensions that was less noisy, but that's better than graphic subsystem reaching 100°C).

As LTS missed this feature for only one kernel release, maybe it should be in the backport short list for a LTS that will last next 3 years?


Best Regards.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-12-14
Changed in linux-meta:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-kernel-team
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Per a decision made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team, bugs will longer be assigned to the ubuntu-kernel-team in Launchpad as part of the bug triage process. The ubuntu-kernel-team is being unassigned from this bug report. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeamBugPolicies for more information. Thanks.

I'm quite sure this bug won't be fixed for Hardy any more. Closing.

Changed in linux-backports-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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