Re: [PATCH 58/62] msi-laptop: Support some MSI 3G netbook that isneed load SCM

From: Matthew Garrett
Date: Tue Mar 02 2010 - 18:39:41 EST

On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 03:28:57PM -0800, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> From: Lee, Chun-Yi <jlee@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Some MSI 3G netbook only have one fn key to control Wlan/Bluetooth/3G,
> those netbook will load the SCM (windows app) to disable the original
> Wlan/Bluetooth control by BIOS when user press fn key, then control
> Wlan/Bluetooth/3G by SCM (software control by OS). Without SCM, user
> cann't on/off 3G module on those 3G netbook.
> On Linux, msi-laptop driver will do the same thing to disable the
> original BIOS control, then might need use HAL or other userland
> application to do the software control that simulate with SCM.
> e.g. MSI N034 netbook

How does the function key event get reported to userland? This should
generate KEY_RFKILL and then just go through rfkill-input.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at