The new Linux drivers that were added in the Linux 2.6.31-rc5 kernel include at_hdmac, uc2322, gspca/sn9c20x, and a ds2782 battery driver. For those looking forward to USB 3.0 support on Linux, the USB-3 XHCI support was updated in this new release candidate too. The Linux 2.6.31-rc5 kernel release announcement can be read at LKML.org.
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