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alemare
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

knefas wrote:

Hi! :-)
If you just bought it it's probably a VGN-S5, and I've no idea if this stuff still works. :)

I have a vgn-fs
knefas wrote:

The best way to see if sonipy is working is to:
1) compile a recent kernel, >= 2.6.14, with sonypi as module, reboot etc.
2) modprobe sonypi
3) emerge an run sonypid
4) press some key and see what happen (in sonypid). If nothing happens then there is a problem. :|

nothing append in sonypid but in log there is the same error that i had before
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emerge the lastest (beta) nvclock and run nvclock -S 30, or 40, or another percentage.

also this, i can run the command and it says to me that the brigthness is change but nothing really change. Under X i "find" a workaround for this, i emerge nvidia-settings and with this i can change brightness, contrast...
Thanks Alemare
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alemare wrote:

I have a vgn-fs


So you don't want to use the information in this thread, at least, the one youre looking for. I mean that as far as I know vgn-fs are different. Try to look to this other 3d instead. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iuhu! I resolve all, thank you! i followed the wrong tips! :roll:
I take the solution here is easier!
Bye bye and have a good time in London i've been there last month...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, I was wondering how S3 sleep was going? I have been waiting on that for some time now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think any other progresses have been made on S3. If I know something else I will post on the wiki and in this thread....

The most active developent AFAIK is going on on the tifm xx20/xx21 memory stick drive :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ipw2200 ok I emerge this and I reboot and loads but then when I try to ./net.eth1 start it just hangs and crashes the network..
I had a problem with ubunto that if I enable de wireless X will start acting weird ...
now under gentoo I cant even run it.. did anyone had any issues with the wireless?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. Here wireless is fine...probably is a configuration issue, but I'm really very little expert about wi-fi. :(

I use wpa_supplicant and ipw2200
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is on a sonic Vario. what is your laptop?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a sony vaio s3, which is pretty much identical to the s4 series. First I wanted to thank you guys for the guide. It really helped (although I went the evrouter way for my fn keys).

Two questions:
1) has anyone got the externmal monitor/beamer working. According to the nvidia readme it should work, with the right xorg.conf and your hotkey, but I got the feeling that I first need to configure my hotkey to give the right "command". Anyone any ideas about that.

2) Anyone got suspend2 working yet. It works form the consol;e for me (even with nvidia module loaded), but from within the xserver it just stops at the end.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know

1) I got an external monitor working with TwinView, but I've never tryed to associate an hot-key or something to do the switch while X running.

2) People got the best results with 2.6.15. I managed only to suspend from console, and only to disk (not to RAM). The section on the wiki is quite up-to date, and people tend to update it with the lastest results (wow!). I hope something new will come with 2.6.16 :)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there is a problem with the wiki and I hope there is a backup somewhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks kugar, I don't know why but I didn't get the email notification in the wiki. The changes have been reverted, there is a whole backup in the "history" section, where you can see everychanges. Thanks a lot again! :)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the backup and for your job with the wiki.

I suppose you have a VAIO s4, does the suspend to swap works for you with suspend2 ?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I have a S5-HP and I would like to control the brightness of the LCD
I have compiles the kernel 2.6.15-r1 with sonypi as a module.
Then I modprobed it.
After I have emerged "sonypid" and run it:
Quote:


macbouba@Vaio ~ $ sonypid
sonypid: Sony Vaio SPIC daemon version 1.9, Oct 8, 2003
Event: Fn-F1 Pressed
Event: Event unknown!
Event: Fn-F2 Pressed
Event: Event unknown!
Event: Fn-F3 Pressed
Event: Event unknown!
Event: Fn-F4 Pressed
Event: Event unknown!
Event: Fn-F5 Pressed
Event: Event unknown!
Event: Fn-F6 Pressed
Event: Event unknown!
Event: Fn-F7 Pressed
Event: Event unknown!

Then I emerged sonykeyd with your ebuild.
It seems that controlling he sound is good howerver, concerning the brightness, nothing works.
The "sonykeyd.sh" mentions something about a "smartdimmer" - I went on the link of your Howto but it seems that the prog is not there anymore.

Then I tried with "spicctrl"
The prog worked with every commands except the one concerning the setting of the brightness

Finally I emerged nvclock, and it seems that it doesn't work with my card:
Quote:

macbouba@Vaio ~ $ nvclock -i
NVClock v0.7

It seems your card isn't officialy supported in NVClock yet.
The reason can be that your card is too new.
If you want to try it anyhow [DANGEROUS], use the option -f to force the setting(s).
NVClock will then assume your card is a 'normal', it might be dangerous on other cards.
Also please email the author the pci_id of the card for further investigation.
[Get that value using the -i option].


Can someone help me to make my "Fn-keys" work?
Thanks :)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, emerge nvclock (the lastest version, you may have to unmask it) and run
Code:
nvclock -S 20

where 20 is a percentage.

smartdimmer has been included in nvclock. I wrote a new script for the fn-keys, when I have time to check it I'll update the wiki. :)

I hope nvclock works for you :)
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Update wiki? Reply with quote

Since we have had the 2.6.16 kernel for a while, are there any updates to the wiki that anyone can contribute? I hope our laptops have not fallen off the radar. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been trying to use the newest suspend2 sources (2.6.16-r4) without success. The laptop won't boot at all with coldplug enabled (stops just before getting to login) and it seems ipw2200 doesn't work anymore. Anyone else seeing these problems?
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Update wiki? Reply with quote

nathanjb wrote:
Since we have had the 2.6.16 kernel for a while, are there any updates to the wiki that anyone can contribute? I hope our laptops have not fallen off the radar. Thanks.


Hi,

I've done some rewriting in parts of the wiki and gone through it fixing a few things here and there.

On my S460, i upped the RAM to 2Gb, and noticed that the vanilla kernel wont work well with over ~800Mb RAM. You'll need the ck-sources kernel.

As for the version, i've been always upgrading and testing the same day they're out. I'm currently and very stably on 2.6.16.17.
Code:
# uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.16-ck11 #1 Tue May 23 12:40:09 BST 2006 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz GNU/Linux


If you want, i can paste a copy of my .config for you all so that you can test it out. It has a few modifications here and there from me that i found useful. But nothing serious or potentially damaging (i care for my lappy too ) ;)
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlackEdder wrote:
I've been trying to use the newest suspend2 sources (2.6.16-r4) without success. The laptop won't boot at all with coldplug enabled (stops just before getting to login) and it seems ipw2200 doesn't work anymore. Anyone else seeing these problems?
Never mind, my selective updating policy bit me in the ass, my udev version was to far out of date. And module-rebuild apparently doesn't check dependencies -> newest version of ipw2200-firmware wans't installed, so ipw2200 refused to work.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greets,

could someone post the actual ebuild and source for sonykeyd?
the altervista link is again broken :(
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kadrim wrote:
greets,

could someone post the actual ebuild and source for sonykeyd?
the altervista link is again broken :(


Try this ebuild. It works for me including the url.

Downloading 'http://knefas.altervista.org/sonykeyd-0.2.2.tar.gz'
--21:50:25-- http://knefas.altervista.org/sonykeyd-0.2.2.tar.gz

xushitop sonykeyd # cat sonykeyd-0.2.2.ebuild
Code:

# Copyright 1999-2005 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
# $Header: $

inherit eutils

S=${WORKDIR}/${PN}
DESCRIPTION="A daemon to use fn key on Sony Vaio Laptops"
HOMEPAGE="http://juljas.net/linux/vaiofx240/sonykeyd.html"
SRC_URI="http://knefas.altervista.org/${P}.tar.gz"

LICENSE="GPL-2"
SLOT="0"
KEYWORDS="x86"

src_unpack() {
        unpack ${A} || die
}

src_compile() {
        cd ${S} || die
        emake || die
}

src_install() {
        exeinto /usr/sbin
        doexe sonykeyd
        exeinto /usr/local/sbin
        doexe scripts/sonykey.sh

        exeinto /etc/init.d
        doexe scripts/sonypi
        dodoc doc/README
}

pkg_postinst() {
        einfo "To enable fn-keys at boot run"
        einfo "rc-update add sonypi default"
        einfo "Please see http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-361872.html"
}


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, that was an ultra fast reply ;)
and yes it seems to download the source correctly.. strange, with firefox i couldn't download the tar.gz file.. well whatever it's running now *hehe*
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kadrim wrote:
thanks, that was an ultra fast reply ;)
and yes it seems to download the source correctly.. strange, with firefox i couldn't download the tar.gz file.. well whatever it's running now *hehe*


Oops, forgot the trailing [ /code ] :)

I've got this topic watched.. I like to monitor contributions to the laptop :)

Strange thing is, i tried that link in konq, and it only displayed a weird advertising website. The link worked in FF though, and the ebuild downloaded.

Anyway, it works, good luck and keep us informed
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone got suspend fully working?? I'm using the suspend2 sources and suspend to harddisk is working perfectly, but suspend to ram seems to be working only to wake up immediately. I also tried the uswsusp method, but that only worked when not in X-windows (and only suspend to ram worked).

Code:
cat /etc/hibernate/common.conf | grep -v '^$'  | grep -v \#
Verbosity 0
LogFile /var/log/hibernate.log
LogVerbosity 1
Distribution gentoo
SaveClock restore-only
UnloadBlacklistedModules yes
LoadModules auto
GentooModulesAutoload yes
RestartServices local net.eth1
StartServices ntp-client
EnableVbetool yes
VbetoolPost yes
SwitchToTextMode yes
UseDummyXServer yes
XStatus gnome

cat /etc/hibernate/hibernate.conf | grep -v '^$'  | grep -v \#
TryMethod suspend2.conf
TryMethod ususpend.conf
TryMethod disk.conf
TryMethod ram.conf

cat /etc/hibernate/suspend2.conf | grep -v '^$'  | grep -v \#
UseSuspend2 yes
Reboot no
EnableEscape yes
DefaultConsoleLevel 1
Compressor lzf
Encryptor none
ProcSetting userui_program /sbin/suspend2ui_text
FullSpeedCPU yes
Include common.conf

cat /etc/hibernate/ram.conf | grep -v '^$'  | grep -v \#
UseSysfsPowerState mem
EnableVbetool yes
VbetoolPost yes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anybody know where I can get sonykeyd sources? It seems to be unavailable anymore.

PS: Someone above has trouble with nvclock ....
0.7 doesn't recognize the card - use 0.8b from http://www.linuxhardware.org/nvclock/
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