Again about Dell Inspiron 8x00
florian at love2party.net
Tue Jan 11 04:03:39 PST 2005
I'm heavily using my Dell 8k6 with freebsd releng_5 only. At the moment I'm
not that in to ACPI stuff, but I played around a bit and was really
dissattisfied with some issues:
First of all the thermal zones can't be configured as I would like to. It's
possible to give values to the _ACx syscons, but they won't affect anything
for it's not possible to toggle the active switch. This has the effect that
my fan turns on at about 38°C (way to early for a centrino) and - this is
worst - never stops. I'm not sure about acpi in this case. I often read about
erroneous aml tables, dumped mine but couldn't read anything out of it.
S3 doesn't work here, too. At the moment it doesn't change anything at all if
I close the display (and by doing so press the switch). But it did before.
There were some problems with bringing back my XDesktop, but at least it did
something. Is it possible to toggle this behaviour by syscon or anything
I was told about a windows tool, I8KFANGUI (http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/),
which sounded to me like it was interesting to port or at least to look at.
But on the page it's said that the tool was allready ported to *BSD by Damir
Lampa, the provided link is dead.
Where to start? I would like to put some time and code into that, but so far
didn't really get a got starting point ...
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