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SubjectRe: Toshiba - Documentation for Linux Developers
[cc'ed Greg KH]

Only to remember: Toshiba website to Linux Developers is:
<http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/linux/eng/develop.htm>

Best regards,
Renato S. Yamane


Robert M. Albrecht wrote:
> Hi,
>
> both Toshiba types (original and compal-oem machines) are basically
> unsupported for Linux.
>
> The omnibook-module for compal-systems was maintained outside the kernel
> and stalled for some time now.
>
> The toshiba_acpi included in the kernel is outdated (there is a newer
> release, that fixes some bugs). Toshiba_acpi does only work on 32 bit
> systems, it breaks on 64 bit systems.
>
> If anyone is interested in some hacking I can provide shell-access to
> both types of machines.
>
> For some Tecra machines, Toshiba has provided some Vista-compatible
> BIOSes, they seem to enhance acpi-stuff for Linux too. So you might look
> for a bios-update.
>
> cu romal
>
> www.romal.de
> blog.romal.de
>
> Rafał Miłecki schrieb:
>> 2008/7/15, Renato S. Yamane <yamane@diamondcut.com.br>:
>>> Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>>> > The newest version is packed for openSUSE fortunately. But it doesn't
>>> > for my notebook
>>>
>>> Try compile SVN version as commented in my last e-mail
>>
>> OK, I tried version from SVN. Nothing changed :|
>>
>>
>>> > dmesg is:
>>> > omnibook: Driver version 2.20070211-trunk.
>>> > omnibook: Unknown model.
>>>
>>>
>>> Try force recognize with ectype parameter.
>>> #modprobe omnibook ectype=x
>>
>> Sure, I tried every ectype between 1 and 15 before (omnibook from
>> package) and now (version from SVN) again. I checked two files (when
>> existed): lcd and temperature. Temperature (if file existed for forced
>> ectype) was always 0 and lcd always had some random values. Inserting
>> other values (1, 7) didn't change anything.
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