New XE3, many questions
Sorry if you got this message on the OmniBook list too...
I've bought a new XE3 (GF_M1.04) last week. I spent all my time with
installing debian (sid) on it. I'm very new in the laptop world, so I have
many questions. I read through all the net (starting from google), but
things just aren't getting better...
I have 2.4.17 kernel, ext3, ACPI.
And here are all my problems:
1. When I do /etc/init.d/alsa start (or restart) it works almost as I'd
except it. Even the controls are set to the last saved state and they are
unmuted. But the sound is VERY quite until I manually (or from script)
do any changes to Master and PCM. Now I do
amixer sset 'Master' mute > /dev/null
amixer sset 'Master' unmute > /dev/null
in a script. Any other solutions (which works for all controls)?
2. Is there any way to do suspend/standby with ACPI? As far as I understood
from the docs it's not supported yet :( Or should I try with the old APM
again? With ACPI at least I get the sleep/power button's notify.
3. Any IrDA expiriences with Nokia 6110? The only thing I could achieve
was that I saw the IR blinking with a camera when I run irdaping, but
I couldn't send/receive anything to/from the 6110.
4. APM doesn't report battery status. -> ok, let's do ACPI
But ACPI debug gives strange errors from time to time:
Feb 20 04:36:38 exodus kernel: ecgpe-0131  ec_gpe_handler :
Unable to send 'query command' to EC.
Feb 20 04:36:38 exodus kernel: [ACPI Debug] String: =====QUERY_42=====
Feb 20 04:36:38 exodus kernel: evregion-0302  Ev_address_space_dispa:
Region handler: AE_ERROR [System_memory]
Feb 20 04:36:38 exodus kernel: Ps_execute: method failed -
5. ACPI only reports battery _once_ (sometimes not even once).
When I "cat /proc/acpi/" i get:
exodus:~# cat /proc/acpi/battery/1/status
Error reading battery status (_BST)
and the debug:
Feb 20 04:45:11 exodus kernel: evregion-0302  Ev_address_space_dispa:
Region handler: AE_BAD_PARAMETER [Embedded_control]
Feb 20 04:45:11 exodus kernel: dswexec-0392  Ds_exec_end_op :
[Store]: Could not resolve operands, AE_BAD_PARAMETER
Feb 20 04:45:11 exodus kernel: Ps_execute: method failed -
Anyone succeeded with ACPI (or APM) and battery status?
8. Any success with PCMCIA modem ('cause as I've seen there's no chance on
the built in modem)? I've got an Eagle Tech FM560VX. When I plug it in
carcmgr recognizes it (but I have to plug it in twice), and loads
serial_cs, but it says:
Feb 20 05:04:01 exodus kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff:
Feb 20 05:04:02 exodus kernel: isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
Feb 20 05:04:02 exodus kernel: isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Feb 20 05:04:02 exodus kernel: Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with
MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
Feb 20 05:04:02 exodus kernel: register_serial(): autoconfig failed
Feb 20 05:04:02 exodus kernel: serial_cs: register_serial() at 0x03f8, irq 3
I don't know if it's configuration problem or hw. If it's config problem,
maybe I should give some extra options to serial_cs, but WHAT? How can I
find it out?
FROM NOW ON IT'S QUITE XE3 SPECIFIC...
6. Is there any solution to "eepro100: wait_for_cmd_done timeout!" ???
7. The LCD panel's clock isn't running. It means, that when I boot
it syncronizes to CMOS clock (well it's on GMT, but anyway), but it
doesn't refresh later. So let's say I turn it on at 2:00, and it's on
for 3 hours, but the LCD's clock is still on 2:00. (The ":" is blinking
though) Is it only a problem in my machine or anybody seen such things?
9. Any methods to change between LCD and external monitor output without
reboot? (This new XE3 has i830MG. As I saw the older machines had Savage,
and there was a utility to change between outputs)
10. Any success with KDE? I found on the net that it's a bug in X 4.1's VESA
driver, and I have to upgrade to 4.2. Is it worth? Will it work?
11. Any success wit the inet and CD buttons? I saw in the archive that
someone sent some "code" for enabling the scancodes, but it's not real code.
Anybody's got a utility for enabling them?
12. Any success with TouchPad other than simple 2 button (3rd emulated)
PS/2? synps2 doesn't work, IMPS/2 doesn't work. The two middle buttons
don't send any codes.
That's for now. I hope I can fix some of these problems with your help.