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Date:	Sun, 1 Mar 2009 12:53:51 +0900
From:	Mattia Dongili <>
To:	"Almer S. Tigelaar" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2.6.29-rc6] sony-laptop.c: Enable special FN key
	combinations for the Sony VAIO SR model

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 10:37:24PM +0100, Almer S. Tigelaar wrote:
> This enables the use of the FN + (F5, F6, F9, F10, F12) keys on newer
> Sony VAIO SR laptops. The patch consists of two (minor) additions: one
> that enables recognition of the FN + F9 key, and another that adds the
> VAIO SR to the list of SNC only models (the SR does not have a SPIC).
> Tested (and working) on my own machine.

Thanks a lot, but a different user already submitted something similar a
few days ago. I'll submit this adnd a few others later.

> (Apologies: patch mangled on previous sent, corrected here)
> As a sidenote: This is a rather 'trivial' patch, suitable for back
> porting (to drivers/misc/sony-laptop.c for pre-2.6.29 kernel trees). I
> believe many more of the newer Sony VAIO laptops are SNC only. I added
> only the laptop that I could actually test this for though. Anyhow, this
> 'array of SNC-only exceptions' is going to get longer and longer ... we
> will probably have to come up with some more permanent solution to this.

Yes, I know. I was thinking about just calling the extra acpi method
combinations if all of the SN02, SN03 and SN07 methods are available.
For now all the DSDT I received that have them also required the
additional calls.

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