IBM ThinkPad APS Accelerometer Interface

Finally it seems we have a break through in writing a Linux driver for the accelerometer found in several IBM ThinkPads. Mark A. Smith, an IBM employee, has written a detailed article on how his [unreleased] Linux driver for the APS accelerometer works, and Benjamin Reed shared this information with the people on the hdaps-devel mailing list.

While Mark is not permitted to release his driver source, his article contains detailed information about port ranges and which values to read and write to which port. If the information is accurate and complete, this should be enough to get an open source Linux driver going…

My desktop^Wlaptop

Ok – I’ll bite. Here is my “desktop” of the day:

The desktop of brix

Besides my trusty IBM ThinkPad X31 you can see my TI-89 graphing calculator, useful for all those base conversions… todays use includes calculating which device class to use for the BlueZ stack. Oh, and the roses are a nice touch, don’t you think? The photo was taken with my brand new (and free!) Motorola E1000 UMTS mobile phone :)