Next Step For Sculpt On New ThinkPad

John J. Karcher devuser at
Wed Oct 9 01:29:58 CEST 2019

On 10/4/19 2:32 AM, Norman Feske wrote:
> Hi John,
> It just crossed my mind that it might be interesting to try out our
> recent componentized USB driver ('usb_host') on your machine. Sculpt
> still uses the old (monolithic) one currently, which is based on an
> older Linux kernel than the new (componentized) one. For reference, you
> can find an example run script demonstrating the new driver at [3].
> Since you don't have any serial output (I guess your machine does not
> feature AMT, or does it?), I'm afraid that you might need to extend this
> run script with a framebuffer driver, nitpicker, nit_fb, terminal, and
> terminal_log to get meaningful information out of it, though.
> [3]

Yes, I would like to try that.  I wonder if the addition of USB C 
requires a driver update.

In any case, I suspect a generic "log to display" scenario would be 
useful in other circumstances also.

Just off the top of your head, do you think the new USB driver could be 
dropped into Sculpt without too much headache?

I might try attacking this from both ends (i.e. building up the test 
scenarios vs. modifying Sculpt), and see which turns out to be easier.

  Thanks again!
   John J. Karcher
   devuser at

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