[tlinux-users 00653] Re: Toshiba Portege M400 hangs, cause HDD Protection or accelerometer
victor31 at ieee.org
Fri Feb 17 22:12:42 JST 2012
I am not having your problem, but I did encounter something with my ethernet
connection that seems peculiar to Toshiba or to laptops. I discovered that
there are a large number of configuration files (extension conf) in the etc
folder. You might try looking there to see whether a configuration file is
setting the sensitivity of your accelerometer.
On Friday 17 February 2012 03:18:07 Kees wrote:
> I am new to this newsgroup. A few weeks ago I bought a Toshiba Portege
> M400 laptop/tablet. It boots very good under Linux Mint 12 and most
> things work.
> But I have a big problem.
> When the computer is moved slightly or the screen is rotated it
> totally locks up / hangs and the fan goes into turbo mode. I have to
> hold the power button for 10 seconds to hard power off.
> On internet I found this problem a lot and the solution had to do with
> HDD Protection and/or the accelerometer. When moving the laptop it
> puts the harddisk in some locking mode to protect the disk. This
> mechanism gets more sensitive when aging?
> Under XP you can turn that off, so it seems (doesn't work under XP SP3?).
> For a tablet this problem makes it unusable.
> Please can anyone tell me how to repair this?
> Would it work well with an original Toshiba harddisk?
> Can I fully disable this protection or even this accelerometer under
> Linux or in firmware or hardware?
> Or is my analysis totally wrong?
> I really hope there is a solution to this problem, even if it needs
> soldering. Exchanging the motherboard is to expensive so isn't the
> answer I hope for.
> Thanks in advance.
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