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thinkpad-acpi - ThinkPad Hotkey Driver

This was a Linux ACPI driver for the IBM ThinkPad laptops written by Erik Rigtorp. It aimed to support various features of these laptops which are accessible through the ACPI framework but not otherwise supported by the generic Linux ACPI drivers. Only hotkey support were implemented on the patches found in various archives.

The driver never made it to Linux mainline, but it stayed around the -mm tree for a while.


  • FnF3, FnF4, FnF5, FnF6, FnF7, FnF8, FnF9, FnF12 key events

Project Homepage / Availability

  • Not easily available anymore;
  • Superseeded by ibm-acpi.


thinkpad-acpi - ThinkPad ACPI Extras driver

This is the new name of the ibm-acpi driver. The driver was renamed on 2007-03 (March 2007), targetting Linux kernel release 2.6.22.

For now, please refer to the ibm-acpi page for information on the new thinkpad-acpi driver.

There have been no releases of the driver under the thinkpad-acpi name yet. It is available with the new name in the acpi-test git tree, and ibm-acpi development git tree.

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