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Old 11-05-2009, 02:11 PM   #46
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I don't think that would be wise to upgrade the BIOS because it's a software problem (no problem at all under Windows)....
Maybe I'll give a try to latest BIOS for L505 (updated 04/11/09)...but I want to be sure I can easily go back if something goes wrong...I know there's something called Crisis bios, but it's far too risky for the moment

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Old 11-09-2009, 02:16 PM   #47
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netsurf >> Could you please set the status back to [non solved] in this topic firt post ?
I don't think it's necessary to open a new thread about this problem that is not solved with Toshiba L505...
Thanks
 
Old 11-11-2009, 07:00 AM   #48
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Hi everyone,
Do you think I should follow this guide >> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1036051 in order to solve this issue ?
 
Old 11-15-2009, 05:16 AM   #49
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Up ! Anyone have tried the BIOS update ?
 
Old 11-15-2009, 09:55 AM   #50
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I've still got this problem with latest kernel 2.6.32rc7
 
Old 11-24-2009, 02:48 AM   #51
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Up !
 
Old 12-03-2009, 06:19 AM   #52
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Hello All

Equipment : Satellite L300 20D running Karmic64

Fan now operates correctly i.e. on at 55c off at 40c after doing the following :-

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub and then change

GRUB_CMLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

to read

..."quiet splash aspi-osi=Linux"

After which don't forget (I did!) to run

sudo update-grub to update /boot/grub/grub.cfg


Thanks for the thread. Saved my blood pressure.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 12:11 PM   #53
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It is acpi_osi="Linux" and yes this workaround seems to work great on L300 model...but not on L505
 
Old 12-04-2009, 03:03 AM   #54
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Thanks for the correction.
You would not believe how often I misread text. The penalty of old age.

Cheers.
 
Old 12-04-2009, 10:27 AM   #55
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Eventually, I've found that it was PowerPlay and not ACPI that was causing this issue....PowerPlay is used by ATI card to reduce consumption of graphic cards....and with open source drivers, it's not implemented yet...so I've installed proprietary drivers and now, the fan is running at normal speed and the general temperature is even cooler...
Something positive : powerplay will be soon available with latest branch of open source drivers
 
Old 02-05-2010, 09:32 AM   #56
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I want to say how glad I am to have found this thread. I hope this thread continues so all the issues on this thread is solved. I would really love to see Toshiba providing some insight on this issue.

Hmm, I have Fan issue. From suspend to ram, when resuming, the Fan does not wake up and I have to assume is because the temperature is low after reading this thread and some research so far is the cause. When the Critical Trip point is passed, the Fan is turned on at high speed and never reduces speed. It's amazing how loud this fan could be, in a conference room, it annoys everyone!!! lol I had updated my Kernel 2.6.32 and BIOS 1.80 and appended apci_os="Linux" to my Kernel line and to avail, no effect but to see apci_osi="Linux" is possibly the correct one. I'm going to try that now =]]

Here's some input:

Code:
Kernel version : 2.6.32-41-deskt   -    ACPI version : 20090903
  -----------------------------------------------------------    
  Battery #1     : present                                       
    Remaining capacity : 759 mAh, 19.02%, 01:07:24               
    Design capacity    : 4000 mAh                                
    Last full capacity : 3990 mAh, 99.75% of design capacity     
    Capacity loss      : 0.2500%                                 
    Present rate       : 2876 mA                                 
    Charging state     : charging                                
    Battery type       : rechargeable                            
    Model number       : PA3534U-1BRS                            
    Serial number      : 4A12                                    

  AC adapter     : on-line 
  Fan            : on      

  CPU type               : AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-62 
  Min/Max frequency      : 1000/2000 MHz                     
  Current frequency      : 2000 MHz                          
  Frequency governor     : performance                       
  Freq. scaling driver   : powernow-k8                       
  Cache size             : 512 KB                            
  Bogomips               : 4000.41                           
  Bogomips               : 3990.46                           

  # of CPU's found       : 2

  Processor ID           : 0
  Bus mastering control  : yes
  Power management       : no 
  Throttling control     : yes
  Limit interface        : yes
  Active C-state         : C0 
  C-states (incl. C0)    : 1  
  T-state count          : 8  
  Active T-state         : T0 


  Processor ID           : 1
  Bus mastering control  : yes
  Power management       : no 
  Throttling control     : no
  Limit interface        : no
  Active C-state         : C0
  C-states (incl. C0)    : 0
  T-state count          : 20000  Active T-state         : 20000


  Thermal zone 1 : ok, 65 C
  Trip points :
  -------------
  critical (S5):           105 C


   Device       S-state   Status   Sysfs node
  ---------------------------------------
  1. LID          S4    *enabled
  2. PB5          S4     disabled  pci:0000:00:05.0
  3. PB7          S5     disabled
  4. PB9          S5     disabled
  5. PB10         S5     disabled
  6. AZAL         S3     disabled  pci:0000:00:14.2
  7. USB0         S3     disabled  pci:0000:00:12.0
  8. USB1         S3     disabled  pci:0000:00:12.1
  9. USB4         S3     disabled
  10. USB5        S3     disabled  pci:0000:00:12.2
I also have a site: http://unofficial-suse.webwaredev.x10hosting.com/ that I want to be catalog of solutions. I would like to keep a record of, Toshiba based laptops, what and what doesn't work, ACPI wise .. =]] BTW, the site is still under construction =]]]

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Old 03-05-2010, 03:40 AM   #57
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Hello.I am now using Satellite L526.
there is a patch for fn key here:

http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/75186/

The author says it's ok for Satellite A40.

I tried it ,not work for L526.

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Old 03-05-2010, 03:41 AM   #58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Anakin_Starkiller View Post
I've still got this problem with latest kernel 2.6.32rc7
kernel 2.6.33,slackware 13,fan problem still exist.
 
Old 04-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #59
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For anyone who cares: Toshiba Canada has posted an update BIOS for the Satellite 300D on their support site. It upgrades the BIOS from Insyde H20 1.70 to 1.90 ( what happened to 1.80??)

Having done the upgrade, my fan now acts appropriately and is following the speed of the processor i.e. at 1.9Ghz is on louder and at 8 Ghz the fan slows to an inaudible crawl.

This fix tells me the nature of the problem : the bios.

Hope this is of some help to someone....
 
Old 01-29-2011, 05:49 PM   #60
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I can confirm with ceyx that a BIOS upgrade to version 2.2 solved my Function Key and fan control problems for the Satellite L300 laptop. I have completely documented this at:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...Satellite_L300
 
  


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