Re: [Sony-vaio-z-series] Eva's module vs 2.6.30

2009-06-18 Thread Mario
Matthias Welwarsky ha scritto:
 On Thursday 18 June 2009 10:51:12 Mario wrote:
 I'm still using Eva's module but I'm just wondering if I still need it
 with kernel 2.6.30: what are the differences? I'm using the Intel
 graphics card. I guess sony module in 2.6.30 can't disable (for power
 saving) the nvidia card, but what about the rest? Multimedia keys?
 
 I think the rest should work. I'll have to download 2.6.30 kernel and kompare 
 the the module sources. Maybe it's time for a new release...

If all the keys and rfkill stuff works well with the 2.6.30 kernel we
could create a new module of utility that try to control the stuff
related to the hybrid graphics system. Maybe the new nvidia-control does
that...

Mario


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Re: [Sony-vaio-z-series] Eva's module vs 2.6.30

2009-06-18 Thread Albert Vilella
Hi Matze,

Two comments if I may,
Because you did most of the work in this area together with Matthew Garrett,
you are probably the best to ask: how feasible is it to have the nvidia card
to switch on/off on a working linux session, not through a reboot? I still
see this being a very interesting feature even if an xserver reboot is
required...
The second comment, according to Matthew's email a while ago, it seems like
all nvidia hybrid graphics behave the same, so an nvidia generic control
tool is probably useful. I keep an updated list of current systems with
contributed DSDT dumps here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Hybrid_Graphics

You can sort them by graphics configuration as this is for all 4 hybrid
graphics configurations I've found so far:

   - Intel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel graphics
processorhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unitwith
shared main memory +
   Nvidia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia graphics card (e.g. Sony
   Vaio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAIO Z-series)
   - Nvidia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia processor with shared main
   memory + Nvidia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia high-end processor
   (e.g. Acer Aspire 7530, also Macbook
Prohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbook_Prolate 2008/early 2009)
   - Intel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel graphics processor with
   shared main memory + ATI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI graphics card
   (e.g. Lenovo T400)
   - ATI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI processor with shared main
   memory + ATI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI high-end processor (e.g.
   MSI PX211)

I hope it's useful for you or anybody else in the list,

Cheers,

Albert.

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Matthias Welwarsky ma...@welwarsky.dewrote:

 On Thursday 18 June 2009 11:06:15 Mario wrote:
  Matthias Welwarsky ha scritto:
   On Thursday 18 June 2009 10:51:12 Mario wrote:
   I'm still using Eva's module but I'm just wondering if I still need it
   with kernel 2.6.30: what are the differences? I'm using the Intel
   graphics card. I guess sony module in 2.6.30 can't disable (for power
   saving) the nvidia card, but what about the rest? Multimedia keys?
  
   I think the rest should work. I'll have to download 2.6.30 kernel and
   kompare the the module sources. Maybe it's time for a new release...
 
  If all the keys and rfkill stuff works well with the 2.6.30 kernel we
  could create a new module of utility that try to control the stuff
  related to the hybrid graphics system. Maybe the new nvidia-control does
  that...

 Indeed. But I think the new nvidia-control lacks a possibility to force a
 state, something that e.g. Norbert now uses in his Intel/Nvidia switching
 script. I could add it there, too, but that means I need to distribute two
 modules instead of one. Then nvidia-control however has the advantage of
 being
 agnostic of laptop vendor, so it might work on other machines with
 nvidia/intel hybrid graphics solution.

 
  Mario


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Re: [Sony-vaio-z-series] Eva's module vs 2.6.30

2009-06-18 Thread Bernd Eggink

Mario schrieb:

Bernd Eggink wrote:

For me everything works under kernel 2.6.30 the same as under 2.6.29, so
I don't think the sony-laptop module is to blame for such problems. Mind
you, I'm not a Ubuntu user. Did you re-compile the module under 2.6.30?


I know that the reported problems with kernel 2.6.30 are not related to
the sony-laptop module. It was a report about the functionality with the
new kernel.

In your system (with kernel 2.6.30) do you have problems with the
internal microphone? And what is the granularity of the brightness
control with the Intel card?


The internal microphone doesn't work under 2.6.30 here, but didn't work 
under 2.6.29 either.


For brightness control I use a script of my own which calls xbacklight 
or smartdimmer, depending on the card. I made a menu for icewm by which 
the brightness can be set to distinct value (5%, 10% etc.), and mapped 
the hotkeys to changes of +-1%. This works under both kernels, as there 
is no direct kernel dependency, AFAICS.


Greetings,
Bernd

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Bernd Eggink
http://sudrala.de

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Re: [Sony-vaio-z-series] Eva's module vs 2.6.30

2009-06-18 Thread Norbert Preining
On Do, 18 Jun 2009, Bernd Eggink wrote:
 For me everything works under kernel 2.6.30 the same as under 2.6.29, so 

I confirm that, 2.6.30 is fine. 31-rc1 will need rework since rfkill
infrastructure was rewritten.

Best wishes

Norbert

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