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  • Linux 3.9 Brings Zero-Power Optical Device Driver

    Phoronix: Linux 3.9 Brings Zero-Power Optical Device Driver

    With the ATA pull for the Linux 3.9 kernel finally comes ZPODD, the Zero-Power Optical Device Driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxMDA

  • #2
    Now if only they can resolve the other several power regressions, that would be great.

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    • #3
      lol, somebody is still using optical discs? It's 2013 for frak sake....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Redi44 View Post
        lol, somebody is still using optical discs? It's 2013 for frak sake....
        How else do you rip a bluray?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          feature of the Serail ATA 3.1
          -> typo:

          feature of the Serial ATA 3.1



          love that feature ! - afaik windows already offers it e.g. on Lenovo Thinkpads as an option via special tools

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          • #6
            any chance this gets backported to the earlier kernels? or at least 3.8 which would be default for coming distros?

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