[tlinux-users 00149] Re: Request a new info: fan control documentation

Linux Information for TOSHIBA PC linux at toshiba-dme.co.jp
Mon Aug 25 16:08:06 JST 2008


----------------------- Original Message -----------------------
On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 15:45:24 +0900
Linux Information for TOSHIBA PC <linux at toshiba-dme.co.jp> wrote:

> Dear Mr. Ilyes Gouta,
> 
> Regarding your document request "fan control" of "July 22", 
> we are very sorry for having kept you waiting so long.
> 
> Here you are one question from our developping team.
> 
> They checked about fan control on fedora 9 on almost same 
> laptop as yours. They say it works well.
> Whey are wondering if you changed some drivers?
> Also, could you let us know your BIOS version?
> 
> 
> Other requests rest:
> 
> The newer documents of :(Waiting answer from dev. team)
> 1. How To Access HCI/SCI With ACPI
> 2. SCI/HCI Specification
> 
> 
> Do you also want to know the following two information:
> 
> - How to enable the USB Bluetooth controller
> that's embedded in your model (Toshiba A300, PSAJ4E)
> - The thermal control and thermal trip_points settings for the A300 
> in the ACPI DSDT table
> 
> We look forward to hearing from you again.
> Yours sincerely,
> 
> 
> P.S. We are very glad to know that you join to our mailinglist 
>      and you have got some useful information.
> 
> 
> 
> 
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>   | _______________________________________________________
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> 
> 
> 
> ----------------------- Original Message -----------------------
> On Fri, 8 Aug 2008 10:05:14 +0200
> "Ilyes Gouta" <ilyes.gouta at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi!
> > 
> > To have the latest documentation is really important. The docs you
> > sent to me are dated from 2004. I guess some details may have changed
> > since that period.
> > 
> > I have already found a difference between the specification you sent
> > to me and the Toshiba ACPI extras driver in the Linux kernel. It's
> > about the HCI Get and HCI Set codes. In the spec, it's mentioned that
> > they have to be 0xf300 and 0xf400 whereas the toshiba_acpi.c driver
> > uses 0xff00 and 0xfe00 instead...
> > 
> > Regarding how to enable the Bluetooth controller, I found a section in
> > the HCI spec talking about the RF control. And I think it does exactly
> > what I want. I'm going to put together a small driver and test that.
> > 
> > I also have some questions about the ACPI DSDT table, the thermal
> > control and thermal trip_points settings for the A300, they seem a
> > little bit biased. More on that in another e-mail, once I get more
> > information.
> > 
> > Thank you Toshiba Japan!
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Ilyes Gouta.
> > 
> > 2008/8/8 Linux Information for TOSHIBA PC <linux at toshiba-dme.co.jp>:
> > > Dear Mr./Ms. Ilyes Gouta,
> > >
> > > Thank you for your exciting reply.
> > >
> > > The 2 files I sent you yesterday are the same files as we open
> > > on our website of 'For Linux Developers'.
> > >
> > > http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/linux/eng/develop.htm
> > >
> > > Now we keep asking Toshiba if there are newer documentation of them.
> > > Because your laptop is relatively new. If there are more
> > > proper documents for your laptop, we will send you later.
> > >
> > > Both your laptop 'Satellite A300' and Fedora 9 are relatively new,
> > > there may be some unknown bugs. Please, report them by e-mail or
> > > mailinglist:
> > >
> > >    http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/mailman/listinfo/tlinux-users
> > >
> > > Thank you very much for your interest in Toshiba products.
> > >
> > > Yours sincerely,
> > >
> > >  __________________________________________________________
> > >  | Linux Section of TOSHIBA DIGITAL MEDIA ENGINEERING Corp.
> > >  | _______________________________________________________
> > >  |  | Linux Information for TOSHIBA PC Website
> > >  |  |http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/linux/index.htm
> > >  |  |
> > >
> > >
> > > ----------------------- Original Message -----------------------
> > > On Thu, 7 Aug 2008 10:45:40 +0200
> > > "Ilyes Gouta" <ilyes.gouta at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi there,
> > >>
> > >> Thank you so much!
> > >>
> > >> This is the right attitude regarding Linux support and costumers who
> > >> wish to run Linux as their main OS on Toshiba hardware.
> > >>
> > >> I may ask you later about how to enable the USB Bluetooth controller
> > >> that's embedded in my model (Toshiba A300, PSAJ4E). That controller is
> > >> somehow only visible on Vista and doing lsusb on Linux doesn't list
> > >> it. I already know that it's a USB device and something custom has to
> > >> be done through ACPI or SMI(?) to enable it.
> > >>
> > >> I'm going to study all the pieces you provided me with and start
> > >> hacking my way to get the remaining chips of my laptop working under
> > >> Linux.
> > >>
> > >> Again, thank you very much for your support!
> > >>
> > >> Regards,
> > >> Ilyes Gouta.
> > >>
> > >> On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 4:00 AM, Linux Information for TOSHIBA PC
> > >> <linux at toshiba-dme.co.jp> wrote:
> > >> > Dear Mr./Ms. Ilyes Gouta,
> > >> >
> > >> > Attached please find the 2 information2 of your 4 requests.
> > >> >
> > >> >  2. How To Access HCI/SCI With ACPI (Linux-SCI.zip)
> > >> >  3. SCI/HCI Specification       (SCI_HCI.zip)
> > >> >
> > >> > Before using the file, please carefully go through the text below.
> > >> >
> > >> > For the rest 2 requests, 'Source code: Fan control code snippets (if possible)'
> > >> > and '1. Documentation on how to control the CPU fan speed', they are under
> > >> > request to TOSHIBA.  It may take a little more time, thank you for your
> > >> > patience.
> > >> >
> > >> > Thank you and best regards,
> > >> >
> > >> >  __________________________________________________________
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> > >> >  | _______________________________________________________
> > >> >  |  | Linux Information for TOSHIBA PC Website
> > >> >  |  |http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/linux/index.htm
> > >> >  |  |
> > >> >
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> > >> > ----------------------- Original Message -----------------------
> > >> > On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:18:00 +0200
> > >> > "Ilyes Gouta" <ilyes.gouta at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >> Hi,
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Here is the all the request information.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> -----Information Data----
> > >> >> <Sender>
> > >> >> Name:Ilyes Gouta
> > >> >> E-Mail:ilyes.gouta at gmail.com
> > >> >> <Home/Company/school>
> > >> >> Residence country: Tunisia
> > >> >> Company/School name: N/A
> > >> >> Address: 3, Rue Kaas Ben Saada, Cite El-Riadh, Sousse
> > >> >> Postal Code: 4023
> > >> >> Telephone: (216) 73 30 40 22
> > >> >> FAX: N/A
> > >> >>
> > >> >> <Request details>
> > >> >> Source code: Fan control code snippets (if possible)
> > >> >> Software:
> > >> >> Documentation: 3 items, for the Satellite A300 (PSAJ4E)
> > >> >>                         1. Documentation on how to control the CPU fan speed
> > >> >>                         2. How To Access HCI/SCI With ACPI
> > >> >>                         3. SCI/HCI Specification
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Purpose of usage: To write a Linux kernel driver (or user-space
> > >> >> software if possible and sufficient) to control the fan speed of my
> > >> >> Toshiba Satellite A300, PSAJ4E model, with an Intel Core2Duo T8100
> > >> >> CPU. My machine has an ICH8 I/O controller.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> -----Information Data(Ends here)----
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Thank you guys for the support!
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Best regards,
> > >> >> Ilyes Gouta.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 6:40 AM, Linux Information for TOSHIBA PC
> > >> >> <linux at toshiba-dme.co.jp> wrote:
> > >> >> > Dear Mr. Ilyes Gouta,
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > This is to acknowledge your document request for documentation on how
> > >> >> > to control the CPU fan speed of July 22.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Please fill out the blanks in the following items and send it back to us.
> > >> >> > Then we ask TOSHIBA to check if we can get your request 'documentation on how
> > >> >> > to control the CPU fan speed', 'How To Access HCI/SCI With ACPI' and
> > >> >> > 'SCI/HCI Specification' .If it can be, we provide them by e-mail if htey
> > >> >> > are not too big or with CD-R by courier if they are too big.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > -----Information Data----
> > >> >> >  <Sender>
> > >> >> >  Name:Ilyes Gouta
> > >> >> >  E-Mail:ilyes.gouta at gmail.com
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >  <Home/Company/school>
> > >> >> >  Residence country:
> > >> >> >  Company/School name:
> > >> >> >  Address:
> > >> >> >  Postal Code F
> > >> >> >  Telephone:
> > >> >> >  FAX:
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >  <Request details>
> > >> >> >  Source code:
> > >> >> > Software:
> > >> >> > Documentation:
> > >> >> >  Purpose of usage:
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >  -----Information Data(Ends here)----
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Yours sincerely,
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >  __________________________________________________________
> > >> >> >  | Linux Section of TOSHIBA DIGITAL MEDIA ENGINEERING Corp.
> > >> >> >  | _______________________________________________________
> > >> >> >  |  | Linux Information for TOSHIBA PC Website
> > >> >> >  |  |http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/linux/index.htm
> > >> >> >  |  |
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > ----------------------- Original Message -----------------------
> > >> >> > On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 13:05:52 +0200
> > >> >> > y"Iles Gouta" <ilyes.gouta at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >> Hi,
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> My name is Ilyes Gouta, from Tunisia (north Africa). I'm a freelance
> > >> >> >> software engineer and a Linux enthusiast. I recently bought a Toshiba
> > >> >> >> Satellite A300 (PSAJ4E), featuring an intel T8100. I'm running Fedora
> > >> >> >> 9 with the latest Linux kernel 2.6.26 on it. The only issue I'm having
> > >> >> >> with the machine is the CPU fan. It seems like it keeps running at
> > >> >> >> full speed all the time even when the laptop is idle (even for a long
> > >> >> >> period). Under Windows Vista, the fan behaves as expected, i.e runs
> > >> >> >> when the CPU load is high and slowsdown when the CPU becomes idle.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> So, I'm writing to you to ask you if you have any documentation on how
> > >> >> >> to control the CPU fan speed using a piece of software. Such
> > >> >> >> functionality is normally provided through ACPI and is implemented
> > >> >> >> using kernel driver. I already have a nice experience writing kernel
> > >> >> >> code and drivers and I think I'm able to implement that functionality
> > >> >> >> in the kernel (if really required).
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> I'm also interested in these two documents, if possible the ones
> > >> >> >> related to my model (i.e PSAJ4E):
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> 1. How To Access HCI/SCI With ACPI
> > >> >> >> 2. SCI/HCI Specification
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Best regards,
> > >> >> >> Ilyes Gouta.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> 
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