ACPI docking station
acpidock* at acpi?
acpidock driver supports ACPI docking
stations. Docking stations are units that, for example, laptops may attach
to in order to expose a number of additional hardware devices. The
acpidock driver handles docking and undocking
machines to gracefully detach external devices.
When docking and undocking, an event is passed to the driver which is then reacted upon. For undocking, this event is usually triggered by pressing a button on the docking station or using a special keyboard combination; for docking, the machine usually just has to be inserted.
acpidock driver sets up a sensor that
indicates docking state that can be used with
sensorsd(8) to perform events when docking or undocking.
acpi(4), intro(4), sensorsd(8)
acpidock driver first appeared in
acpidock driver was written by