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Re: toshutils and fan operation



On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 07:13:38AM -0700, Bill Moseley wrote:
> 
> I've have toshset and toshutils installed on my 2805-S302.  I have a few
> questions:
> 
> First, a question about the fan.  Does it come on automatically regardless
> of software?  That is, without using toshset or toshutils will it still
> come on?  I believe it does, but I can't really hear the fan without
> placing my ear right next to the back of the laptop (which I don't do very
> often).
> 

On my 490CDT the fan comes on automatically.  Only during heavy runs like
kernel compiles or numerical computations.

> 
> Toshset requires root to run, but I can use the "fan" program to turn on
> or off the fan as non-root.  I'd think if I need root to access the
> hardward with toshset I'd need it with the fan program.
> 

If you write to the toshutils author, Jonathan Buzzard (not the Debian
maintainer, that's me!), I figure he'll be able to give you the proper
explanation for this.  Maybe toshset shouldn't require root after all?

> Running fan with --smart seems odd -- the fan cycles every second or so,
> which doesn't seem good for the fan.  Is that expected?
> 

Well that's what it's supposed to do, by definition, so yes, it's expected.
Whether you want it to do that or not is up to you.  I don't bother with
--smart or --daemon.  --auto is sufficient for me.

> When I run wmtuxtime and click on the wrench to configure I get eight
> windows pop-up that say "ERROR: could not open interface to hardware",
> regardless if I run wmtuxtime as root or not.  What's causing that?
> Again, I do have CONFIG_TOSHIBA set, and I can use toshset on this laptop.

Can you confirm /dev/toshiba exists?  What does "ls -l /dev/toshiba" return?


> What's the best way to run wmtuxtime in .xsession?  I'm running icewm, and
> I'm not running xdm -- I just type startx after logging in.

Just put
     wmtuxtime &
in .xsession, should do the job.

> 
> Is there a docking application that will show the fan status?  Does anyone
> have (links to) a description of (or suggestions for) a nice hardware
> monitor setup?  I'm running icewm.
> 

Not that I know of, sorry.

> 
> BTW -- I see this when running wmtuxtime:
> 
>   Gdk-WARNING **: Creating pixmap from xpm with NULL window and colormap
> 
> what's that about?
> 

What version of toshutils are you using?

Regards,

Drew

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