[tlinux-users 00135] Re: Request a new info: fan control documentation for Toshiba A300
twaffle at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 01:02:15 JST 2008
On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Azael Avalos <coproscefalo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 2:38 AM, Ilyes Gouta <ilyes.gouta at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Azael,
>> Thanks for the heads-up!
>> You mentioned that I have to put the proper PCI ids at some point. How
>> these PCI ids are going to be used? Me too, I have an ICH8 controller
>> in my laptop.
> Well, some backends look at PCI ids to do see if they are "supported",
> but since ICH8 IDS are missing, the backends fail to initialize, and thus,
> just some ACPI controls are added (like bluetooth and such).
> The backends I've seen that check for PCI ids are the compal (CDI)
> and the nbmsi.
> I'll paste the patch that adds support to my laptop in a separate mail,
> apply the patch (which also adds the proper ICH8 ids) and give it a
> test with different ectype options to see what it sends.
I've ben watching this entire thread, and I'm curiouse. There was
mention of getting actual supporting documentation from Toshiba. Is
this true? One VERY active problem with many Toshiba laptops, such as
the P105-9722, deals with data that is literally wrong, and users end
up with video card fans that don't turn on for laptops which have the
7900 Go GS card. The general solution is to boot under window, then
reboot under Linux and the fan semi works after this.
Getting the REAL information from Toshiba could provide a solution
for these laptops.
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