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Old 11-04-2008, 08:24 AM   #1
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Question Toshiba Satellaite L305D - ACPI Events not working properly...


I've compiled my own kernel for network support and other drivers but ACPI isn't working 100%... Actually, only the power button works =(

The Lid and AC doesn't create any events... What kernel options do i need to add?

I have a LinuxMint Live CD which works so i know it's possible, i just don't know why or how to find out... (I even tried to take the config from LinuxMint, but the seriously gums up mine since it's a different kernel version.

I'm using the latest kernel... 2.6.27.4.
I have all of the ACPI stuff in Power Management checked (either mod or built-in; I tried both)

The Toshiba_acpi module won't load and if it's built-in, then it gives a message saying it won't work...

Any ideas? I can post my lspci and dmesg if needed...

Thanks!
 
Old 11-06-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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I just noticed that LinuxMINT does this:

# ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initramfs... error, file /DSDT.aml not found.

so... how can I compile an empty DSDT in the kernel so it doesn't handle it? or make it only do 1 function or whatever... Maybe i should just do an initramfs and make it error too... =/
 
Old 11-06-2008, 07:53 PM   #3
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So now i have copied the kernel, modules and initrd from LinuxMINT Live DVD and they boot w/ ACPI working as it should on my distro...

Next i'll be seeing what's in the initrd to see if anything in there is causing the acpi events to work or if it is a 'special' kernel...

I'm on two weeks trying to get Lid and AC events to fire through acpid =/ -- all the acpi parts exist, just no events fire... =/

If anyone has any pointers, it'd be appreciated.
Micah
 
Old 11-07-2008, 10:25 AM   #4
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well... what makes it work is in the Kernel and not the initrd image. I moved the initrd to my kernel and it doesn't work =(
 
Old 11-08-2008, 09:09 PM   #5
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Late Friday i was able to obtain the patched kernel sources for the LinuxMINT distro (all in memory too - very cool) so i copied it to my disk and compiled w/ the config from the cd and poof - all ACPI stuff worked...

This kernel doesn't support my audio or wireless =/

I also found out that, somewhere in the kernel modules, if i disable the wrong one, i lose access to the ACPI and it's not the ACPI portion =/ .... So, maybe it's the same for later kernels... i just don't know how long it will take to identify which kernel modules affect it =/
 
  


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