Switch to indicate ebook mode

Chris Ball cjb at laptop.org
Sun Dec 17 15:50:13 EST 2006


>> On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 13:05:52, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> said:

   > I can't remember if I ever got a straight answer on this.  Is there
   > a switch somewhere that we can access that indicates whether or not
   > the laptop has been swiveled into ebook mode?

This is <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/467>.

   > Ideally, the switch would generate an interrupt which we could
   > receive and automatically rotate the X display and switch to B&W
   > mode when the keyboard is hidden [1].  It's not a great experience
   > to have to expose a toggle somewhere if we can't figure out when
   > we're in ebook mode, especially if we had to rely on activities to
   > provide that toggle in their own UI.

Yeah, it looks like we have the bit, but we don't want to poll it and
Quanta are blocking on us working out an interface for interrupts, as in
<http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/224>.  Could we get someone to own that?

- Chris.
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Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>


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