[tlinux-users 00136] Re: Request a new info: fan control documentation for Toshiba A300
coproscefalo at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 02:35:28 JST 2008
On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:02 AM, Thomas Charron <twaffle at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Well, TOSHIBA provide some documentation for their own BIOS (HCI/SCI
but attempts for getting more documentation (specially for PHOENIX
is scarse or almost null.
As far as I know the author of the omnibook module got some info that
he used to add support
for some models with PHOENIX BIOS, but they haven't provided any documentation
for newer models (yet, or as far as I know).
For the GPU fan, I'm almost clueless, since this is the first time
that I have a TOSHIBA
laptop with nVIDIA card and the fan seem to be running ok (my card is
a 8700). In that
aspect, I'm not sure if that part belongs to the nVIDIA binary drivers
or the omnibook
(or any other) driver itself
> Getting the REAL information from Toshiba could provide a solution
> for these laptops.
Indeed, more documentation could be useful, the support I added to the
X205 is partial,
I still have some issues with hotkeys and/or multimedia buttons, but
its a start, maybe I'm
doing something wrong or who knows.
> -- Thomas
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