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authorCorentin Chary <corentincj@iksaif.net>2009-08-28 12:56:54 +0000
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+Asus Laptop Extras
+
+Version 0.1
+August 6, 2009
+
+Corentin Chary <corentincj@iksaif.net>
+http://acpi4asus.sf.net/
+
+ This driver provides support for extra features of ACPI-compatible ASUS laptops.
+ It may also support some MEDION, JVC or VICTOR laptops (such as MEDION 9675 or
+ VICTOR XP7210 for example). It makes all the extra buttons generate standard
+ ACPI events that go through /proc/acpi/events and input events (like keyboards).
+ On some models adds support for changing the display brightness and output,
+ switching the LCD backlight on and off, and most importantly, allows you to
+ blink those fancy LEDs intended for reporting mail and wireless status.
+
+This driver supercedes the old asus_acpi driver.
+
+Requirements
+------------
+
+ Kernel 2.6.X sources, configured for your computer, with ACPI support.
+ You also need CONFIG_INPUT and CONFIG_ACPI.
+
+Status
+------
+
+ The features currently supported are the following (see below for
+ detailed description):
+
+ - Fn key combinations
+ - Bluetooth enable and disable
+ - Wlan enable and disable
+ - GPS enable and disable
+ - Video output switching
+ - Ambient Light Sensor on and off
+ - LED control
+ - LED Display control
+ - LCD brightness control
+ - LCD on and off
+
+ A compatibility table by model and feature is maintained on the web
+ site, http://acpi4asus.sf.net/.
+
+Usage
+-----
+
+ Try "modprobe asus_acpi". Check your dmesg (simply type dmesg). You should
+ see some lines like this :
+
+ Asus Laptop Extras version 0.42
+ L2D model detected.
+
+ If it is not the output you have on your laptop, send it (and the laptop's
+ DSDT) to me.
+
+ That's all, now, all the events generated by the hotkeys of your laptop
+ should be reported in your /proc/acpi/event entry. You can check with
+ "acpi_listen".
+
+ Hotkeys are also reported as input keys (like keyboards) you can check
+ which key are supported using "xev" under X11.
+
+ You can get informations on the version of your DSDT table by reading the
+ /sys/devices/platform/asus-laptop/infos entry. If you have a question or a
+ bug report to do, please include the output of this entry.
+
+LEDs
+----
+
+ You can modify LEDs be echoing values to /sys/class/leds/asus::*/brightness :
+ echo 1 > /sys/class/leds/asus::mail/brightness
+ will switch the mail LED on.
+ You can also know if they are on/off by reading their content and use
+ kernel triggers like ide-disk or heartbeat.
+
+Backlight
+---------
+
+ You can control lcd backlight power and brightness with
+ /sys/class/backlight/asus-laptop/. Brightness Values are between 0 and 15.
+
+Wireless devices
+---------------
+
+ You can turn the internal Bluetooth adapter on/off with the bluetooth entry
+ (only on models with Bluetooth). This usually controls the associated LED.
+ Same for Wlan adapter.
+
+Display switching
+-----------------
+
+ Note: the display switching code is currently considered EXPERIMENTAL.
+
+ Switching works for the following models:
+ L3800C
+ A2500H
+ L5800C
+ M5200N
+ W1000N (albeit with some glitches)
+ M6700R
+ A6JC
+ F3J
+
+ Switching doesn't work for the following:
+ M3700N
+ L2X00D (locks the laptop under certain conditions)
+
+ To switch the displays, echo values from 0 to 15 to
+ /sys/devices/platform/asus-laptop/display. The significance of those values
+ is as follows:
+
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ | Bin | Val | DVI | TV | CRT | LCD |
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 0000 + 0 + + + + +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 0001 + 1 + + + + X +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 0010 + 2 + + + X + +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 0011 + 3 + + + X + X +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 0100 + 4 + + X + + +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 0101 + 5 + + X + + X +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 0110 + 6 + + X + X + +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 0111 + 7 + + X + X + X +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 1000 + 8 + X + + + +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 1001 + 9 + X + + + X +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 1010 + 10 + X + + X + +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 1011 + 11 + X + + X + X +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 1100 + 12 + X + X + + +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 1101 + 13 + X + X + + X +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 1110 + 14 + X + X + X + +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+ + 1111 + 15 + X + X + X + X +
+ +-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
+
+ In most cases, the appropriate displays must be plugged in for the above
+ combinations to work. TV-Out may need to be initialized at boot time.
+
+ Debugging:
+ 1) Check whether the Fn+F8 key:
+ a) does not lock the laptop (try disabling CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC or boot with
+ noapic / nolapic if it does)
+ b) generates events (0x6n, where n is the value corresponding to the
+ configuration above)
+ c) actually works
+ Record the disp value at every configuration.
+ 2) Echo values from 0 to 15 to /sys/devices/platform/asus-laptop/display.
+ Record its value, note any change. If nothing changes, try a broader range,
+ up to 65535.
+ 3) Send ANY output (both positive and negative reports are needed, unless your
+ machine is already listed above) to the acpi4asus-user mailing list.
+
+ Note: on some machines (e.g. L3C), after the module has been loaded, only 0x6n
+ events are generated and no actual switching occurs. In such a case, a line
+ like:
+
+ echo $((10#$arg-60)) > /sys/devices/platform/asus-laptop/display
+
+ will usually do the trick ($arg is the 0000006n-like event passed to acpid).
+
+ Note: there is currently no reliable way to read display status on xxN
+ (Centrino) models.
+
+LED display
+-----------
+
+ Some models like the W1N have a LED display that can be used to display
+ several informations.
+
+ LED display works for the following models:
+ W1000N
+ W1J
+
+ To control the LED display, use the following :
+
+ echo 0x0T000DDD > /sys/devices/platform/asus-laptop/
+
+ where T control the 3 letters display, and DDD the 3 digits display,
+ according to the tables below.
+
+ DDD (digits)
+ 000 to 999 = display digits
+ AAA = ---
+ BBB to FFF = turn-off
+
+ T (type)
+ 0 = off
+ 1 = dvd
+ 2 = vcd
+ 3 = mp3
+ 4 = cd
+ 5 = tv
+ 6 = cpu
+ 7 = vol
+
+ For example "echo 0x01000001 >/sys/devices/platform/asus-laptop/ledd"
+ would display "DVD001".
+
+Driver options:
+---------------
+
+ Options can be passed to the asus-laptop driver using the standard
+ module argument syntax (<param>=<value> when passing the option to the
+ module or asus-laptop.<param>=<value> on the kernel boot line when
+ asus-laptop is statically linked into the kernel).
+
+ wapf: WAPF defines the behavior of the Fn+Fx wlan key
+ The significance of values is yet to be found, but
+ most of the time:
+ - 0x0 should do nothing
+ - 0x1 should allow to control the device with Fn+Fx key.
+ - 0x4 should send an ACPI event (0x88) while pressing the Fn+Fx key
+ - 0x5 like 0x1 or 0x4
+
+ The default value is 0x1.
+
+Unsupported models
+------------------
+
+ These models will never be supported by this module, as they use a completely
+ different mechanism to handle LEDs and extra stuff (meaning we have no clue
+ how it works):
+
+ - ASUS A1300 (A1B), A1370D
+ - ASUS L7300G
+ - ASUS L8400
+
+Patches, Errors, Questions:
+--------------------------
+
+ I appreciate any success or failure
+ reports, especially if they add to or correct the compatibility table.
+ Please include the following information in your report:
+
+ - Asus model name
+ - a copy of your ACPI tables, using the "acpidump" utility
+ - a copy of /sys/devices/platform/asus-laptop/infos
+ - which driver features work and which don't
+ - the observed behavior of non-working features
+
+ Any other comments or patches are also more than welcome.
+
+ acpi4asus-user@lists.sourceforge.net
+ http://sourceforge.net/projects/acpi4asus
+

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