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
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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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