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Old 03-04-2009, 12:02 AM   #1
sivlad7ax
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Problems with notebook Toshiba Satellite L300 with InsydeH2O BIOS


Hi,
I have a Toshiba SatelliteL300-1AM, using Ubuntu 8.10 x86 and the sound is working, webcam working, wifi too. The volume wheel in front of notebook is working also. I had some problems with wifi, but after kernel update to 2.6.27-11, it was solved. At boot I receive the message "unsupported PM cap regs version (7)", and this is from Intel GMA4500 video on-board, because only this adapter has cap regs version (7).

user@TOSHIBA:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
user@TOSHIBA:~$

*The biggest problem is Power Management, in fact the Insyde BIOS ! Because of unsupported BIOS the cooling fan is starting quite late, near 70 Celsius and does not stop until next reboot. Second, because of the same Insyde BIOS, I can not activate the FN+Fx keys which are requesting the "toshiba_acpi" module (fnfxd and toshset are the packages who can do this if toshiba_acpi module is activated). The module is present inside kernel, but can not be activated.

user@TOSHIBA:~$ sudo modprobe toshiba_acpi
FATAL: Error inserting toshiba_acpi (/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/kernel/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.ko): No such device
user@TOSHIBA:~$ cd /lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/kernel/drivers/acpi/
user@TOSHIBA:/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/kernel/drivers/acpi$ ls
ac.ko****** bay.ko**** container.ko* fan.ko****** processor.ko* sbs.ko***** toshiba_acpi.ko* wmi.ko
battery.ko* button.ko* dock.ko****** pci_slot.ko* sbshc.ko***** thermal.ko* video.ko
user@TOSHIBA:/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/kernel/drivers/acpi$
user@TOSHIBA:~$ locate toshiba_acpi
/etc/modprobe.d/toshiba_acpi.modprobe
/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/kernel/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.ko

I tried to use Omnibook module for notebooks with Phoenix BIOS, but it doesn't work.
Can somenone help to find a way to have control on fan ?
Can someone help to find a way to activate the "toshiba_acpi" module (patch the Insyde BIOS) ?
How to get PM on Intel video adapter GMA4500 ?

Thank you,

Silviu
 
Old 03-23-2009, 12:02 PM   #2
squigley
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Hi,

I have the same laptop, and have noticed exactly the same issues. I don't have any answers myself, but I will let you know if I find anything.

I think it could be something related to the BIOS version, however I can't find any updates for this model, or how to update it if I did find a newer version.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 07:11 AM   #3
sivlad7ax
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Hi,
I found a way to keep the notebook at arround 34-39 degrees Celsius when I'm using it. I installed gkrellm and when is reaching 60 degrees I reboot. The fan starts when booting, but reduce its speed after half a minute, when I let the ubuntu to start again. The fan continue to work at low speed and keep low temperature.
user@toshiba:~$ sensors
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +0.0C (crit = +106.0C)

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +36.0C (high = +100.0C, crit = +100.0C)

coretemp-isa-0001
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 1: +39.0C (high = +100.0C, crit = +100.0C)

If you update the BIOS version , you'll have the same problem until Toshiba guys will think to release a BIOS version compatible with linux or, hopefully, a new kernel release will solve this problem.
I hope I could help you somehow...
 
Old 05-12-2009, 11:33 PM   #4
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Wink Another thread with help for you....

check this thread out...read to the end...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post3538931

Happy Bug Hunting !
 
  


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