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EeePCs, Ralink 2860, and Linux drivers

Filed under: EeePC, Kernel — Tags: , , — _ds_ @ 00:52

Things are looking up.

The rt2860sta driver is now working properly: the panic bug was fixed in Linux 2.6.32-rc5, and another bug which broke things for all but those of us whose EeePC has a Ralink 2860 has been fixed (the patch which caused it has been reverted), ready for 2.6.32-rc7. (The “panic bug” being the one which caused the kernel on any EeePC with a Ralink 2860 wireless network chip to panic, freezing the computer, when Fn-F2 was pressed while the wireless interface is associated with an access point.)

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Intel SATA chipsets and AHCI

Filed under: Hardware, Kernel — Tags: , , , , — _ds_ @ 23:49

I’ve been playing with Matthew Garrett’s AHCI patch¹ (and discussing it with him on IRC), and we now have a new patch which seems to work a bit better: it handles a few possible failures and situations in which the quirk shouldn’t be activated, and also handles resume (for ICH7M; others need to be added and tested). (more…)

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