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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

npc wrote:
Is there a 0.9.6 ebuild anywhere?

I have an ebuild for 0.9.6 in my overlay at http://github.com/nuteater/nuteater-overlay.
It works for me on my 901. Let me know if you have any problems :wink:.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nuteater wrote:
I have an ebuild for 0.9.6 in my overlay at http://github.com/nuteater/nuteater-overlay.
It works for me on my 901. Let me know if you have any problems :wink:.


This is cool, because I can't maintain this ebuild anymore … I'm running UNE on my EeePC now. (I don't use it so often these days, hence I would spend more time emerging upgrades than actually using it.)

I will write this on my eee-control page. You might also want to contact Greg (developer of eee-control) and ask him to update the eee-control page to refer to your overlay.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lxg wrote:
This is cool, because I can't maintain this ebuild anymore … I'm running UNE on my EeePC now. (I don't use it so often these days, hence I would spend more time emerging upgrades than actually using it.)


I don't mind maintaining this ebuild for a while at least — I still use my EEE daily and with gentoo :).

By the way, I just updated the pyalsaaudio patch to fiddle the Master mixer instead of LineOut and iSpeaker.
It seems older alsa-drivers didn't have this mixer, but at least on 2.6.32 I have one so it's wise to use it.
If you have any trouble with the audio hotkeys please check what mixers you have with `alsamixer` and
drop me a line or open up an issue at github. If there are still lots of people with the old mixer layout (or even some third layout) I'll have to modify the patch to first sniff what mixers are available.

And naturally please let me know if you have any other trouble with the ebuild.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I needed to revise this KDE dependency in the ebuild:
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kde? ( x11-themes/gtk-engines-qt )

As it appears that x11-themes/gtk-engines-qt no longer exists, I changed it to x11-themes/gtk-engines-qtcurve. Otherwise, this appears to work. Thanks for your contribution!

One request: can you add a patch that disables the camera by default? I rarely use mine, and I'd prefer it be disabled by default for the sake of power savings.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gcasillo wrote:
I needed to revise this KDE dependency in the ebuild:
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kde? ( x11-themes/gtk-engines-qt )

As it appears that x11-themes/gtk-engines-qt no longer exists, I changed it to x11-themes/gtk-engines-qtcurve. Otherwise, this appears to work. Thanks for your contribution!


I updated that dependancy. Thanks for the info! I wonder why eee-control even depends on such a thing. Can you test what happens if you simply omit that dependancy? I don't have a KDE system handy at the moment.

gcasillo wrote:
One request: can you add a patch that disables the camera by default? I rarely use mine, and I'd prefer it be disabled by default for the sake of power savings.


I can have a look at it – I'd also prefer for the camera being disabled by default – but I think that might be set by the kernel module. I'd rather not touch that unless absolutely necessary.

Update: Yes, it is the kernel module enabling the camera by default. See https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/30662/. They state that leaving the camera off would confuse users... bah. How is this different from any other hardware on the EEE? Why is it not confusing that the wlan for example can be off at boot? Undoing that patch is quite easy if you are willing to stab your kernel a bit. I guess you could just turn the camera off at boot or when eee-control starts. I'll look into this.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wonder why eee-control even depends on such a thing.


Because it would look very ugly elsewise. ;) There's still the old eee-control page, and I tried to outline some of the decisions there.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Because it would look very ugly elsewise. ;) There's still the old eee-control page, and I tried to outline some of the decisions there.


That's what I suspected :). Since that is an optional runtime dependency I might remove it at some point and replace it with a elog message stating what you might want to install to get KDE integration. Although I probably would need to see just how ugly eee-control is without it :D.

By the way, I just pushed an update with a conf.d switch to disable the camera at startup. It's quite hacky since the camera will still be on before eee-control is started (and because I just assume everyone has the camera control at /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/camera), but it saves you the trouble of doing it yourself, and doesn't need recompiling kernel modules.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Camera disable works for me. Thanks! :D

I also noticed that the performance/power saving profiles are appearing now, but I didn't know how to confirm whether they were doing anything. Or what I need to have in place and running to accommodate it (cpufrequtils?).
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any port to amd64? I guess eee-control would also be useful for controlling my UL30A.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.

First thanks for the 0.9.6 ebuild. A question follows. Do i have to be in a specific group to start eee-control-tray?
I get:

Code:

ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on :1.10:/org/eee/Eee/EeePc: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.13" (uid=1000 pid=2574 comm="/usr/bin/python2.6) interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable" member="Introspect" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.10" (uid=0 pid=2178 comm="/usr/bin/python2.6))
Error communicating with eee-control-daemon: Rejected send message, 3 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.13" (uid=1000 pid=2574 comm="/usr/bin/python2.6) interface="org.eee.Eee" member="set_fan_control" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.10" (uid=0 pid=2178 comm="/usr/bin/python2.6))
^CTraceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/eee-control-tray", line 22, in <module>
    gtk.main()
KeyboardInterrupt


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2010-05-23 Version 0.9.6
Hi, I'm still alive!
Version 0.9.6 contains various bugfixes plus support for newer DBus APIs and Linux kernels. - http://greg.geekmind.org/eee-control/
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do i have to be in a specific group to start eee-control-tray?

Never mind. Suddenly works. powerdev group maybe.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@arhenius: It is unlikely that eee-control will work with the UL30A, because its hardware is quite different from that found in Eees. You can always try.

I just pushed a 0.9.6-r1 ebuild which removes the pyalsaaudio patch. You now need to map the audio hotkeys as with any other laptop. The pyalsaaudio patch created problems with applications that grab the audio hotkeys: for example the mute button might cause eee-control to unmute the audio and mplayer to mute the audio at the same time.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick update: my overlay is now listed in the main gentoo repository list, so you can now get to the eee-control ebuilds easily with layman.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick question:

In the arcon overlay, eee-control is listed under app-misc, but in nuteater, it's in sys-apps. Is there a reason for the change? It took me a while to find version 0.9.6-r1 because portage kept telling me it was still masked.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's rather arbitrary, I decided to put it into sys-apps back then, because it allows to manage system features. Looking at the other packages in sys-apps, it seems to be in good neighborhood. Plus, I think that misc is usually a fallback in a common taxonomy.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still I have problem with get SHE (on my 1000H) working. When I set SHE on eee-control.conf I got 'none" under performance in eee-control-tray, only direct-io works. Any ideas??

*EDIT
When I change power swttings thru eee-control-tray all the time I have:
Code:
# cat /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/cpufv
0x301

but:
Code:
# cat /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/available_cpufv
0 1 2

Anybody can help me solve this???

**EDIT
rc-status shows eee-control crushed (restarting doesn't helped) but turning on/off wifi, bluetooth, power settings thru eee-control-tray works!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've checked I have correct kernel options set as in:
http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Asus_Eee_PC_901#Super_Hybrid_Engine
I have eee-control 0.9.4 and 2.6.32-r7 kernel.
Question: how to check why eee-control script crushed?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have eee-control 0.9.4 and 2.6.32-r7 kernel.
Question: how to check why eee-control script crushed?


I've recently upgraded from 2.6.30 to kernel 2.6.35, and the Eee PC Hotkey Driver doesn't show up when I do menuconfig. I saw somewhere online in my searching that I needed to have rfkill, hardware monitoring, and backlight control enabled for it to show up in older kernels, but I have all those enabled in my recent .config, yet no option in menuconfig. Did support for eee-control get dropped somewhere between .30 and .35?

emc, what do you mean 'crushed'?
EDIT: I was poking around in the source code for 2.6.35-r4 and noticed there exists a eeepc-laptop.c. I looked at the #include statements and something happened in my mind. Support for it couldn't be gone, it was just lurking underneath. So I went back to my kernel config and enabled the oddest parameter, WMI, and sure enough Eee PC WMI Hotkey Driver appeared! Of course, reading the Help for WMI in the kernel config also helped to clue me in, but with a name like 'Windows Management Instrumentation', who wouldn't enable it?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyways, I enabled that kernel parameter (CONFIG_EEEPC_WMI=m), and rebooted with the new kernel cp'd into /boot. Unfortunately, the module cannot be loaded for some reason. It fails during bootup, and also when I manually modprobe:

Code:
mini-j src # modprobe eeepc-wmi
FATAL: Error inserting eeepc_wmi (/lib/modules/2.6.35-gentoo-r4/kernel/drivers/platform/x86/eeepc-wmi.ko): No such device


and

Code:
mini-j src # dmesg | tail
...
[ 1019.748728] eeepc_wmi: No known WMI GUID found


Tried reinstalling eee-control-0.9.6-r1, but nothing changes. Is my kernel too recent for this to work? Because it seems .32, .33, .34, and .35 kernels don't work, though if someone is using one of those and DOES have it working, please tell me!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kwispy wrote:
Tried reinstalling eee-control-0.9.6-r1, but nothing changes. Is my kernel too recent for this to work? Because it seems .32, .33, .34, and .35 kernels don't work, though if someone is using one of those and DOES have it working, please tell me!


I am running vanilla 2.6.35.5 with everything working perfectly. The EEE specific module should be CONFIG_EEEPC_LAPTOP, I have no idea what that WMI stuff is. At least I have none of that enabled. The correct module is found in menuconfig under "X86 Platform Specific Device Drivers". Here are the dependencies:

Code:
Depends on: X86 [=y] && X86_PLATFORM_DEVICES [=y] && ACPI [=y] && INPUT [=y] && EXPERIMENTAL [=y] && (RFKILL [=y]\   │ 
  │  || RFKILL [=y]=n [=n]) && HOTPLUG_PCI [=y]

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
I'm italian, sorry about my bad english.
I've installed eee-control but when i do /etc/init.d/eee-control start i receive:
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DursEeepc linux-2.6.36 # /etc/init.d/eee-control start
* Service eee-control starting
acpid
* ERROR: Some services needed are missing. Run
* './eee-control broken' for a list of those
* services. eee-control was not started.
* ERROR: eee-control failed to start

but i don't know what .config's fields edit to solve this problem.
Can you help me?
Thanks a lot
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dursino wrote:
Hello,
I'm italian, sorry about my bad english.
I've installed eee-control but when i do /etc/init.d/eee-control start i receive:
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DursEeepc linux-2.6.36 # /etc/init.d/eee-control start
* Service eee-control starting
acpid
* ERROR: Some services needed are missing. Run
* './eee-control broken' for a list of those
* services. eee-control was not started.
* ERROR: eee-control failed to start

but i don't know what .config's fields edit to solve this problem.
Can you help me?
Thanks a lot


It seems you don't have acpid installed. This seems to be a missing dependency in the ebuild... I'll add it shortly to my overlay.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it's not a kernel's module?
I can install it with emerge acpid?I can't try because now i'm using an Ubuntu's machine
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dursino wrote:
So it's not a kernel's module?
I can install it with emerge acpid?I can't try because now i'm using an Ubuntu's machine


Yes, I think you just don't have acpid installed. Just 'emerge acpid' should fix it. Let us know if that didn't work.
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