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Old 09-13-2007, 02:23 PM   #1
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Toshiba ACPI


Hey guys whats going on. I am trying to get my hot keys on my toshiba laptop to work. I have everything installed except I missing one crucial piece of information and I can't see to find it anywhere. There is supposed to be a directory in '/proc/acpi' directory that is called 'toshiba' which is supposed to allow me to actually switch on the support for the toshiba hot keys how when I get to that directory there is no toshiba directory. Is there away to add the necessary information to get that option added to the 'proc/acpi' directory?

any help would greatly be appreciated

todd

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Old 09-13-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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You can try

Code:
/sbin/modprobe toshiba_acpi
/sbin/modprobe toshiba
if your kernel has no toshiba support but modules.

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Old 09-13-2007, 05:29 PM   #3
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You can try

Code:
/sbin/modprobe toshiba_acpi
/sbin/modprobe toshiba
if your kernel has no toshiba support but modules.

Fluxx.
I looked in that in directory and there is nothing there indicating information about toshiba at all. Is there anyway that I can add the necessary toshiba files?

Sorry I should have added my distro and kernel

distro: Fedora Core 7
kernel 2.6.22.4-65.fc7
 
Old 09-14-2007, 02:31 AM   #4
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No..
Goto terminal and get root permissions then
put in

/sbin/modprobe toshiba_acpi
/sbin/modprobe toshiba
and see if it can load the proper toshiba support.
If it can't or the module isn't found, then you'll
have to compile your own kernel and build in the
need toshiba support stuff to get acpi working.
 
Old 09-14-2007, 09:33 AM   #5
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No..
Goto terminal and get root permissions then
put in

/sbin/modprobe toshiba_acpi
/sbin/modprobe toshiba
and see if it can load the proper toshiba support.
If it can't or the module isn't found, then you'll
have to compile your own kernel and build in the
need toshiba support stuff to get acpi working.
Oh my apologies I didn't realize I could attempt to issue that as a command.

I tried that and I get the following message:
Code:
FATAL: Error inserting toshiba_acpi (/lib/modules/2.6.22.5-76.fc7/kernel/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.ko): No such device
I get a similar error when I type in the other command as well. I am a little bummed out about this. Attempting to compile my own kernel sounds like something totally out of my realm of knowledge. I am still new to linux so I wouldn't even know where to begin. It would be nice if they could finally add support for hot keys and actually have it work.

I know also that the gnome-power-management is supposedly supposed to have support for changing the brightness of the screen. However on the tab in the manager that is supposed to have the option the option doesn't appear.

Anyways I guess there isn't much I can do at this point. I will keep searching the web, maybe someone out there has come across a similar problem and found a fix

thanks for your responses guys

todd
 
Old 09-15-2007, 05:07 PM   #6
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Hey whats up guys. I may have stumbled across an answer TOTALLY by mistake. I am not 100% sure though. I found print out of all the information about toshiba ACPI support and located in this printout was a web link. I followed the web link to the following page:http://memebeam.org/toys/ToshibaAcpiDriver. Now this doesn't really help all that much because again it is for kernels that already have the toshiba acpi stuff built into the kernel. However they do provide another link from that page to something called "omnibooks" which is a driver for laptops that don't have toshiba ACPI thing built in.
Here is the link for that page:http://omnibook.sourceforge.net/doku.php
Now the only problem I have is that my laptop is not listed on the "Supported Laptops List" so I am kind of worry to attempt this.

If someone that has a little more experience with linux could maybe read over the omnibook page and see what they think and then post that would be amazing news!

thanks in advance
todd

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k nevermind i believe this link to not be of any help. Once again it states that this option is already included in the kernel. I have no been able to find it. Does anyone know if I can recompile my linux kernel to include the toshiba acpi support files. This is really beginning to annoy the heck out of me. I am using Fedora Core 7. Can I recompile the kernel for Fedora Core 7 to include what I need for toshiba acpi function? If I can how do I do that?

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