[tlinux-users 00137] Re: Request a new info: fan control documentation for Toshiba A300
twaffle at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 02:42:17 JST 2008
On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Azael Avalos <coproscefalo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
>> I've been 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
> specs, etc.)
> but attempts for getting more documentation (specially for PHOENIX
> bases laptops)
> 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
Well, getting the fan to work right has in the past relied on some
'overriding' of the ACPI tables with custom versions, and this
sometimes gets the video card fan to work properly, but generally with
an always on, or on once and never again sort of behavior.
>> 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.
In the past the admins have infered that this is one of the places
that perhaps we could ask. Hopefully with any luck, someone from
Toshiba can actually answer, 'Where can we request this document?',
even if it's just from them.
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