[tlinux-users 00498] Re: Linux on a Portege 3505

Chris Hermansen c.hermansen at telus.net
Tue Mar 2 14:03:32 JST 2010

Hi Mike;

It's not completely clear to me that Toshibas do ACPI properly out of 
the box.  Certainly my Satellite A70 doesn't, but then it's got a 
Phoenix BIOS which seems to have a negative effect.

If your plan is to use Ubuntu, why not pose your question on Launchpad?

Around here, there seem to be some genial folks who help out with great 
ideas from time to time, but I haven't seen anyone identify themselves 
as being from the Toshiba mother ship.

It's too bad (for us) that they don't provide a bit more Linux support, 
as they otherwise make generally really fine computers.

Mike Vidal wrote:
> Chris:
> On Feb 26, 2010, at 22:35 , Chris Hermansen wrote:
>> Mike;
>> No idea if this will work for you but check out this article:
>> http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installing_Ubuntu_6.10_on_a_ThinkPad_X41_Tablet
>> About midway down it talks about how changing screen orientation
>> generates an ACPI event, and how you can make that trigger the xrandr
>> command to change orientation.
> Thank you for your time and the link.  I tried what was suggested in  
> the wiki and the only ACPI trap that is sent is the battery status.   
> Rotating the screen and laying flat generates nothing.
> I was just looking to see if I can get rotation supported in the  
> display attributes since it says no rotation.  If I can manually  
> rotate the screen that would be a plus.  Having rotate automatically  
> would be great but it is not a requirement for me at this time.
> I wonder if the guru's at toshiba have any ideas, have not heard  
> anything.
> Mike
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