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thinkpad - device driver modules for IBM ThinkPad laptops
insmod thinkpad [enable_smapi= n] [enable_superio= n]
[enable_rtcmosram= n] [enable_thinkpadpm= n]
thinkpad, smapi, superio, rtcmosram and thinkpadpm are device drivers
for certain ThinkPad components in the form of loadable kernel modules.
The thinkpad driver merely loads the other driver modules as needed.
It also provides access to the other drivers on non-devfs systems. The
smapi driver is the interface to the IBM System Management Application
Program Interface (SMAPI) BIOS found in some ThinkPads. The superio
driver controls the Super I/O chip. The rtcmosram driver provides
access to the RT/CMOS nonvolatile RAM. The thinkpadpm driver makes
available certain power management functions.
Each module adds an entry under /proc/driver/thinkpad named like itself
which contains some information about itself.
The thinkpad module takes the following parameters.
Disable (0) or enable (1) use of the smapi module
Disable (0) or enable (1) use of the superio module
Disable (0) or enable (1) use of the rtcmosram module
Disable (0) or enable (1) use of the thinkpadpm module
The user requires write permission on the device file in order to
change settings or to "sedate" the machine.
Files containing information about the drivers are in this
This is a directory containing the following special device
Special device file (char, major 10, minor 170) through which
ThinkPad devices are controlled
Special device file through which the SMAPI BIOS may be accessed
Special device file through which the Super I/O chip may be
Special device file through which the RT CMOS RAM chip may be
Special device file through which certain ThinkPad power
management actions may be performed
The device drivers were written by Thomas Hood.
This page was written by Thomas Hood.