Support for Fn keys on a Sony laptop
glorgster at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 03:57:10 UTC 2008
I've worked a little bit with it (but after I've binded Fn keys in Gnome to
needed for me actions - I've stopped working with keys). Now I'm trying to
add nodes for fan speed check (it may be done by reading EC data), but I've
some difficulties cause I'm new to FreeBSD drivers.
acpi_sony.c is very old and implements some basic functions of SNC. But
there is also SPIC related driver, that is even more older and not supports
newer models (so-called type 3). Linux driver handles both SNC and SPIC in
one module (actually, there were two drivers earlier, but they have united
I've SZ4MRN, FreeBSD 7. If you want, we may collaborate on acpi_sony driver.
> I posted this to the freebsd-mobile mailing list and got no response.
> Maybe someone from the freebsd-acpi list knows the answer.
> I am new to FreeBSD so please be gentle on me, especially if this is a
> I am running DesktopBSD 1.6.1 live DVD on my sony vaio VGN SZ483NC laptop.
> I notice that the acpi_ibm module is very feature rich while the acpi_sony
> module almost feels like a stub.
> I know that under Linux there has been extensive work to reverse engineer
> the Fn keys on sony Vaio laptops. See
> I am wondering if something similar to that is already available or in the
> works for FreeBSD as well?
> If it not available, how much work would it be to port things over? Is the
> acpi_sony.c the relevant file to look into?
> ps: Please cc me on the replies since I am not subscribed to the list.
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