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Old 05-09-2009, 12:15 PM   #16
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Toshiba wakes up by itself


Hi there,

Been reading your posts, and thought you guys might want to take a look at the BIOS setup on Toshiba 300 notebooks - there is a setting for "Critical Battery Wakeup" which apparently wakes the computer if the battery is too low....the logic escapes me, as it would make a bad situation worse...but anyhow - perhaps this is the reason the Toshiba's wake up by themselves...check it out !

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Old 05-09-2009, 04:57 PM   #17
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i had seen this also and if i recall correctly turning it off appeared to do nothing. that said i haven't checked to see what changes with the new bios.

The logic behind it i believe is that instead of failing and loosing all volotile data that instead the computer resumes then the OS should automatically send it either in power off mode or hibernation which would preserve the state. Thats possibly why it didnt affect the option since our laptops automatically perform a cold boot instead. I'll give it a go with the new bios and report back

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Old 05-11-2009, 11:39 PM   #18
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Disable ACPID and it all works!

Reading about ACPID and thinking perhaps of writing my own event handler, I impulsively went to System/Admin/Services and disabled ACPID power management and rebooted.

My Toshiba L300D, Ubuntu 64 bit 9.10 notebook NOW has all of the functionality it should ie brightness mute keys all work, and best of all the friggen fan comes on at 50 or so and shuts itself off at 40. ( put a little tea candle beside the fan output...so quiet now I can't hear but can see the fan go off)

Anyhow....I believe, in my not too considerable opinion, that this machine has no bug in the Insyde H20 bios, but that it is the event handler that is mishandling the ACPI.

Thought to pass this info along for whatever its worth.

Ciao
 
Old 05-12-2009, 07:23 AM   #19
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can you post some more precise details about your system please?
I am unable to repeat this.
mine:
jaunty 9.04
bios 1.80
laptop toshiba satellite Pro l300-1fo
 
Old 05-12-2009, 12:02 PM   #20
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Be glad to :

Toshiba L300D Insyde H20 BIOS Setup is V3.5 Bios Version 1.70 (latest for this machine) , AMD Dual Processors (TK57), running Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 64bit, with "acpi_osi=Linux" in the grub boot menu.

I tried all of the fixes on the net I could find, except the Omnibook one. Interestingly, when I dissassembled the DSDT tables, did nothing to them, and reassembled them there were no errors in the compiler to trace and fix, leading me to think it wasn't the H20 bios.

I could send you the DSDT table and whatever else. But again,for this machine, it was the ACPID scripts that were trapping out the events from /proc/acpi and leaving them in outer space.

Let me know what you need. I actually was thinking of asking you for your dsdt table and the output of acpitool -e. Compare and figure it out. I'd be happy to help you nail this one.....

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Old 05-12-2009, 07:51 PM   #21
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the tables are on a previous post as pastebin

Code:
me@toshbuntu:~$ acpitool -e
  Kernel version : 2.6.27-11-gener   -    ACPI version : 20080609
  -----------------------------------------------------------
  Battery #1     : slot empty

  AC adapter     : on-line 
  Fan            : on

  CPU type               : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual  CPU  T3400  @ 2.16GHz 
  CPU speed              : 2161.458 MHz 
  Cache size             : 1024 KB
  Bogomips               : 4322.91 
  Bogomips               : 4322.94 

  # of CPU's found       : 2

  Processor ID           : 0
  Bus mastering control  : yes
  Power management       : yes
  Throttling control     : yes
  Limit interface        : yes
  Active C-state         : C0
  C-states (incl. C0)    : 3
  Usage of state C1      : 65208 (16.0 %)
  Usage of state C2      : 342705 (84.0 %)
  T-state count          : 8
  Active T-state         : T0


  Processor ID           : 1
  Bus mastering control  : yes
  Power management       : yes
  Throttling control     : yes
  Limit interface        : yes
  Active C-state         : C0
  C-states (incl. C0)    : 3
  Usage of state C1      : 60948 (8.0 %)
  Usage of state C2      : 358927 (47.1 %)
  T-state count          : 8
  Active T-state         : T0



  Thermal zone 1 : ok, 72 C
  Trip points : 
  ------------- 
  critical (S5):           110 C
  passive:                 110 C: tc1=2 tc2=5 tsp=300 devices=CPU0 CPU1 
  active[0]:               70 C: devices= FAN 


   Device	S-state	  Status   Sysfs node
  ---------------------------------------
  1. LID0	  S4	*enabled   
  2. P32	  S0	 disabled  pci:0000:00:1e.0
  3. UHC1	  S3	 disabled  pci:0000:00:1d.0
  4. UHC2	  S3	 disabled  pci:0000:00:1d.1
  5. ECHI	  S3	 disabled  pci:0000:00:1d.7
  6. EXP1	  S4	 disabled  pci:0000:00:1c.0
  7. EXP2	  S0	 disabled  pci:0000:00:1c.1
  8. EXP3	  S4	 disabled  
  9. EXP4	  S4	 disabled  
  10. EXP5	  S4	 disabled  pci:0000:00:1c.4
  11. EXP6	  S4	 disabled  
  12. AZAL	  S4	 disabled  pci:0000:00:1b.0
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:21 PM   #22
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okay i think i may have discovered a proper fix for just the fan side of things.
any of you using bios 1.80 already, please try boot option acpi_osi=Linux
this appeared to work for me but only with that version of the bios. Keys do not appear to work yet though sorry
Please someone let me know if this works for anyone but me and we can narrow down the problem
 
Old 05-12-2009, 11:26 PM   #23
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try this fix

update:

Try this: edit /etc/default/acpid

put a comment (#) in front of "modules=all"

uncomment the line "modules =" and take out the reference to the fan. Then add "panasonic-brightness-down" and "panasonic-brightness-up" and save the file.

enable powermanagement in "services",

reboot and the fan will work properly ( on at 50 off at 35) and the brightness keys f6 and f7 should work.

does for me !
 
Old 05-13-2009, 12:07 AM   #24
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Checked "http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/toshiba.html" did not see your model there.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 12:32 PM   #25
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ceyx I have tried your solution but it doesn't work for me i'm afraid. Only one which worked was the one i mentioned although without brightness :/
 
Old 05-14-2009, 01:17 AM   #26
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Question 2 questions

Hey Netsurf

the first question is do your f6 and f7 keys work when you come out of a suspend / resume ?

2nd is do you know about the gnome applet to control LCD brightness with a icon/slider/widget thingy? Just thought I'd ask...you probably do.

Ciao for now
 
Old 05-23-2009, 08:17 PM   #27
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the keys did work before i changed kernel. but it was often sporadic when they did. I just use the brightness widget anyway now :P and cpufreqd to dull the screen during battery usage
 
Old 06-16-2009, 09:27 AM   #28
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Hi,
I solved the fan problem and also pm-suspend to ram/restore problem using an advice from another Toshiba Satellite L300 owner, but more experiencd than me.
For fan to work: edit /boot/grub/menu.lst in super user mode

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Add 'acpi_osi="Linux"' to your kernel's boot parameters. This is an example of my menu.lst file, with the part you need to add in bold (the rest may differ slightly in your file):

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid a91f7379-e93b-490c-b541-0681173bccc2
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=a91f.. ro quiet splash acpi_osi="Linux"

You can check here http://swinky-linuxblog.blogspot.com...lite-l305.html
I didn't manage to get Fn+Fx keys to work like there, but I'm happy for the fan is working normal and the laptop doesn't restart by itself after shutdown. So I'm not using the Omnibook module anymore.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 10:54 AM   #29
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yeah found the same workaround sivlad7ax if you read back a page you'd see. It only seems to work with the latest 1.80 bios however...
Marking this solved now.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #30
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I had a similar problem with my Toshiba Satellite. To solve it, I did
Code:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
Then at the end of the kernel line type
Code:
acpi=force
Save the document.
that seemed to do it. when I updated the kernel, the same changes automatically applied.
If it doesn't, you can undo it easily.
 
  


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