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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question... for me it "just worked". At least I can't remember doing anything in specific ;) Did you scan through the whole article? Is ACPI even activated in the kernel?
Does the display blank when you push the close-lid button (the one carved in at the right bottom of the display)?
Some shots in the dark but maybe that could help explain why it doesn't work for you...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

the installation-guide did help me very much.
Everthing is working as it should be, but one little thing is really annoying:
my /var/log/acpid size is about 14M and the Messages within look like that:
Code:

[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] received event "battery BAT1 00000080 00000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] executing action "/etc/acpi/default.sh battery BAT1 00000080 0
0000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] BEGIN HANDLER MESSAGES
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] END HANDLER MESSAGES
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] action exited with status 0
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] completed event "battery BAT1 00000080 00000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] received event "battery BAT2 00000080 00000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] executing action "/etc/acpi/default.sh battery BAT2 00000080 0
0000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] BEGIN HANDLER MESSAGES
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] END HANDLER MESSAGES
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] action exited with status 0
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] completed event "battery BAT2 00000080 00000000"

and that every minute.
It does not make any difference, wether I plugged in the battery or not.
So I'm wondering if thats the normal behaviour of acpid???

By the way, I have an Acer Travelmate 801.

Thanks for any hints.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 2.6.11 kernel config Reply with quote

corey_s wrote:
So... anyone got a 2.6.11 .config for my 800 that I can use as a base to build my kernel with?

check out mine: http://www-lehre.inf.uos.de/~rfreund/config-2.6.11.txt It's for vanilla, patched with the swsusp-2-patch to do hibernation. What I did not care about are modem, smartcard, and bluetooth, which I don't have ... but everything else should be fine. Framebuffer is not activated.
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screen blanking

Works for me by setting it in kde's control center. But I guess you can also set this in xfree/xorg's conf:
Code:
Section "ServerFlags"
    Option      "blank time"    "3"
    Option      "standby time"  "3"
    Option      "suspend time"  "3"
    Option      "off time"      "3"
EndSection

I think the values are minutes.
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Does the display blank when you push the close-lid button (the one carved in at the right bottom of the display)?
I think this is a hardware button. It always works...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just here to report some activity on the wiki article: I created an article for qingy and framebuffer console each and linked to them in the appropriate section. This is part of an effort to make the article both more compact and more readable. The important information for the tm80x is still there. If you feel something's missing, say so or just correct it :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

otti wrote:
Hi,

the installation-guide did help me very much.
Everthing is working as it should be, but one little thing is really annoying:
my /var/log/acpid size is about 14M and the Messages within look like that:
Code:

[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] received event "battery BAT1 00000080 00000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] executing action "/etc/acpi/default.sh battery BAT1 00000080 0
0000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] BEGIN HANDLER MESSAGES
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] END HANDLER MESSAGES
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] action exited with status 0
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] completed event "battery BAT1 00000080 00000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] received event "battery BAT2 00000080 00000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] executing action "/etc/acpi/default.sh battery BAT2 00000080 0
0000000"
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] BEGIN HANDLER MESSAGES
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] END HANDLER MESSAGES
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] action exited with status 0
[Thu Apr  7 23:15:02 2005] completed event "battery BAT2 00000080 00000000"

and that every minute.
It does not make any difference, wether I plugged in the battery or not.
So I'm wondering if thats the normal behaviour of acpid???

By the way, I have an Acer Travelmate 801.

Thanks for any hints.


anyone???
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

otti wrote:
Hi,

the installation-guide did help me very much.
Everthing is working as it should be, but one little thing is really annoying:
my /var/log/acpid size is about 14M and the Messages within look like that:
[...]
Thanks for any hints.

Maybe this is normal, I wouldn't be surprised if acpid polled for the battery status every minute. If you user logrotate, you can probably put an entry like this in /etc/logrotate.conf to compress the file every week, rotate, and keep 5 backlogs:
Code:
/var/log/acpid {
   rotate 5
   weekly
   postrotate
       /etc/init.d/acpid restart
   endscript
}

I'm not sure if this snippet will do what I want it to, anybody?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look at the source, it doesn't seem to check the status by itself once every minute. I guess it's the battery's behaviour. The problem is, the logging of that event is rather hard-wired, you'd have to filter battery-related events - or disable the logging altogether. Not too good if something's going wrong, though :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

I disabled the logging (acpid-logs to /dev/null)...

Maybe a better solution appears sometime :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:38 pm    Post subject: Suspend with fglrx working Reply with quote

Hi,
I just noticed that someone found a way to make S3 + fglrx + full accelleration working:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-347522.html

The trick is to store /dev/vcsa and the vbestate before suspend and to restore it afterwards. Works nice on my Acer TM 803

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently there are people who manage to get S3 working, especially with X.org's radeon driver. Anyways, somehow (and using the new Kernel 2.6.12 with Doesi's S3 patch, without Framebuffer) it still doesn't work in my place. When waking up, the display is still staying black and unlighted, no matter if X is up or not.

Could someone with a working S3 state please post his kernel config so I can compare it to mine and try things out? That would be very kind.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:22 pm    Post subject: "mtrr fix" Reply with quote

Hey - it's been awhile since I've checked this thread; at anyrate I've been living with the random intermittent freezes for a long while now out of sheer laziness - but today I decided to fix it, as per the guide.

However, after doing the fix, my messages log only shows the following:

Code:
Jun 23 07:41:34 scanner mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
Jun 26 00:02:46 scanner mtrr: MTRR 2 not used



The guide says I should be seeing something like:

Code:
Feb 16 17:11:52 computername mtrr: MTRR 3 not used
Feb 16 17:11:52 computername mtrr: 0xd8000000,0x4000000 overlaps existing 0xd8000000,0x1000000:



So, why does the guide suggest that MTRR _3_ should show as being not used, when the 'mtrr-fix' script specifically disables 2?

Code:
#!/bin/bash
      echo "disable=2" >| /proc/mtrr
      echo "base=0xd8000000 size=0x4000000 type=write-combining" > /proc/mtrr


Also, should I be seeing that 'overlaps existing' line, or not?


Here is what my original '/proc/mtrr' looked like:

Code:
reg00: base=0x00000000 (   0MB), size= 512MB: write-back, count=1
reg01: base=0x20000000 ( 512MB), size= 256MB: write-back, count=1
reg02: base=0x2ff80000 ( 767MB), size= 512KB: uncachable, count=1
reg03: base=0xe0000000 (3584MB), size= 256MB: write-combining, count=1
reg04: base=0xd8000000 (3456MB), size=  64MB: write-combining, count=4



And here is what it looks like after applying the mtrr-fix:

Code:
reg00: base=0x00000000 (   0MB), size= 512MB: write-back, count=1
reg01: base=0x20000000 ( 512MB), size= 256MB: write-back, count=1
reg03: base=0xe0000000 (3584MB), size= 256MB: write-combining, count=1
reg04: base=0xd8000000 (3456MB), size=  64MB: write-combining, count=5



I haven't experienced another freeze yet, but I just now ( as of about 10 minutes ago ) applied the fix; and it could take another week or two before X locks up on me again if the fix didn't work due to whatever problems I'm asking about - so that's why I'm asking for any potential issues now... I can't wait 'till I don't have to unplug and pop the battery of my laptop then reset the time/date in the bios etc. due to this bug - took me way to long to finally get around to trying to fix this!

Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:34 am    Post subject: updating? Reply with quote

Wow folks,
I've been away quite a time and the thread is growing and growing. Nice job! Special thanks to pi :D

I've scattered through all the new pages I've missed and discovered the demand for a general update on the wiki-article. So I would like to ask everyone to join me in updating and (as some fellow posters in the wiki suggested) split up some parts of the wiki-article.

If you're interested, just pm or mail me, so I can make some plans, who is updating what.


P.S.: Anybody here got the problem, that he is not informed, when a new post is made to this thread?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to help on that, as I have said earlier. The problem is, I'm really busy right now with my studies.

What's much worse however, my notebook's display is making an effort to give up its service to me :( I guess the cable is about to break, along with several other smaller malfunctions. I'm just into making backups of all my data, tomorrow the thing goes into RMA. Press some thumbs that it'll come back soon! Anyway, I won't be on here for some time :?

Btw one of the "smaller malfunctions" is that my CMOS battery is empty, actually already since ~10 months after buying the thing. Did anyone else experience this problem?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: "mtrr fix" Reply with quote

corey_s wrote:
Hey - it's been awhile since I've checked this thread; at anyrate I've been living with the random intermittent freezes for a long while now out of sheer laziness - but today I decided to fix it, as per the guide.



Well, my laptop froze up on me the other day - so apparently the steps I took, as described in my earlier post, did not in fact work.

Does anyone have any input regarding my question/post concerning "mtrr fix"?

Much appreciated!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thepi wrote:
I'd like to help on that, as I have said earlier. The problem is, I'm really busy right now with my studies.pi~


same to me :?
Maybe we could do this during summer, when there's more time?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:14 am    Post subject: O2Micro SmartcardReader Reply with quote

Good news for today :) This is an email I got from Eric Still, the responsive for linux at O2Micro:

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Hello Kevin,
We are currently working on updating the SCR driver to kernel 2.6. We hope that it should be available by the end of the month. We know we have been very late in providing a solution. We are very resource limited and have been extremely busy on many new products requiring Windows support. We are not ignoring the Linux community. We do understand that Linux is something that we need to support.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want to curb your enthousiasm but i got the same a year before. Besides, I think they would only release closed source drivers, for instance three versions of kernel modules that work only with SuSE, debian and mandrake kernels. So one would need to use a specific version of a "foreign" kernel. Nevertheless, maybe then there is a bigger shot at reverse engineering them (decompiling).
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

I got me a new WLAN-AP which should do WPA-PSK. The wpa_supplicant should take care of that part, afaik.

the wpa_supplicant.conf:

Code:

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=1
fast_reauth=0

network={
        ssid="some_essid"
        psk="my_psk"
        priority=1
}


by running wpa_supplicant -K -t -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dipw -dd I only get messages like that:

ioctl[IPW_IOCTL_WPA_SUPPLICANT]: Operation not supported


Kernel: Linux acer 2.6.12-nitro5 #1 Sat Aug 6 11:58:57 CEST 2005 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1400MHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
IPW Drivers built in, version like the one in portage
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86"

I'm about to give up :/

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the ipw2100 sourceforge page there is a link to a tutorial on how to enable WPA. Maybe that can help you...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:15 am    Post subject: WPA-PSK (TKIP) Reply with quote

ToeiRei wrote:
Hi Folks,
I got me a new WLAN-AP which should do WPA-PSK. The wpa_supplicant should take care of that part, afaik.
by running wpa_supplicant -K -t -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dipw -dd I only get messages like that:
Code:

ioctl[IPW_IOCTL_WPA_SUPPLICANT]: Operation not supported


I'm about to give up :/

Rei


Na, I wouldn't give up, just show a little patience:
maybe try the following, afaik this ist the correct block for WPA-PSK (TKIP)
Code:

network={
        ssid="SomeWLAN"
        proto=WPA
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        pairwise=TKIP
        group=TKIP
        psk="ThisWLANisSecure"
}

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ToeiRei wrote:
ioctl[IPW_IOCTL_WPA_SUPPLICANT]: Operation not supported

On http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/#patches it states that

"New versions of wpa_supplicant do not work with 1.1.0: patch"

Which version of ipw and wpa_supplicant are you using? Maybe you should try the supplied patch.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some small requests:

- Could someone please poste an actual xorg.conf, I'm still having problems with the ati binary drivers (switching from console to X11)
- Is there a way to get lm_sensors working?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My current xorg.conf: http://nopaste.php-q.net/160211

Note that Card1 uses the ati-drivers, Card0 does not. So you should use Card1. I left Card0 there to fall back if there is any problem with the fglrx driver.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx
I asked because there is a problem when switching from X to console and back to X...
even with your config (ati-binary driver section) my problem still exists.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:11 pm    Post subject: Smartcard Driver ;-) Reply with quote

Hi,
I just found the source of the ozscrlx driver for the smart card reader on the net:
It's listed on http://www.linuxnet.com/sourcedrivers.html, the direct link is http://www.linuxnet.com/drivers/readers/files/O2Micro_OZ711Ex_SCR_122_Linux_Kernel24_OpenSource.zip. This should be the right driver.

It's a Kernel 2.4 module, and I am just trying to port it to 2.6. I'll report when I get it running.

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