Quick and dirty Debian packages for various kernel modules
As I own several more or less recent laptops, some of their features require updated/new kernel modules to work as expected. I have hence decided to create Debian packages for them, primarily for my own use.
Note that these packages are meant to be used with caution, I have only tested them on my own hardware, and they would deserve more careful review.
All -source and -dkms packages are available in my personal repository for Debian sid.
The sources are maintained in git, as usual.
This new module is already in linux-next and adds support for recent 5129/39 Realtek card readers.
This is the psmouse module with basic v3 hardware support for newer devices not currently supported by the in-tree module.
See the discussion at #633595 for more information.
The in-tree acerhdf module doesn’t support the BIOS version 1.3314 of my Aspire 1810TZ, while the module available at http://www.piie.net/?section=acerhdf does. I have hence packaged this version, and even submitted a one-line patch upstream which has been accepted for linux 3.1. My first (tiny) contribution!
I have also taken the time to update the omnibook package. The project is still unmaintained upstream, but I have git commit access, hence if anybody is interested in taking over…