Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214861
Please build sonypi module in x86_64 kernels
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:29:24 EST
Description of problem:
Sony VAIO laptops require the use of the sonypi kernel module for doing things
like setting screen brightness. This kernel module is packaged with the i686
kernel but not with the x86_64 kernel.
With Core 2 Duo laptops coming out, could the module be turned on in the x86_64
kernels as well?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. On x86_64 machine, modprobe sonypi
Modprobe fails, module not found
the driver has been explicitly marked as not working on 64 bit.
When upstream changes this situation, I'll enable it.
Uh yes. I just realized after enabling it that it does not work. I'll contact
the original developer.