Toshiba Laptops To Have Improved Support In Linux 3.20

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 19 February 2015 at 09:19 AM EST. 4 Comments
The platform-drivers-x86 pull request has been filed for the Linux 3.20 kernel and it includes some prominent additions.

First up, the Toshiba ACPI driver (toshiba_acpi) is closer to feature-parity with its Windows counterpart. The Linux Toshiba ACPI driver now supports USB Sleep & Charge functions, USB Sleep functions under battery, USB Rapid Charge, USB Sleep & Music, support for keyboard functions mode, support for Panel Power On, support to enable/disable USB 3, etc. There's also driver clean-ups and other improvements for this ACPI laptop driver specifically for Toshiba hardware.

The Samsung laptop driver (samsung-laptop) meanwhile has a native backlight quirk, better lid handling, and other improvements.

The platform-drivers-x86 pull request also has other changes for the Linux 3.20/4.0 kernel as outlined at the kernel mailing list.
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