Toshiba Laptops To See Some Improvements With Linux 4.4

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 6 November 2015 at 08:30 AM EST. 3 Comments
Intel's Darren Hart has sent in the x86 platform driver updates for the Linux 4.4 kernel merge window.

This x86 platform drivers update primarily consists of improvements for Toshiba laptops: the Toshiba changes mostly come down to keyboard and hotkey fixes. There's fixes to the Toshiba ACPI driver along with a new Toshiba WMI Hotkey Driver. The Toshiba WMI Hotkey Driver has been floating around on the lists for a few months and adds hotkey monitoring support to some Toshiba laptops that manage hotkeys via WMI events rather than ACPI events.

This pull request also has fixes for the intel_scu_ipc driver, an OLPC driver clean-up, and other changes. More details via the pull request.
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