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authorLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>2009-09-26 01:08:55 -0400
committerLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>2009-09-26 01:08:55 -0400
commit2b474ad8473f57c2930b2bda6c397c3aa8d97896 (patch)
tree9b4876c7baa5ea8cb27b6859bdc9e38ba47025ab /Documentation/laptops
parentea2610515755614da76677185349c66880c1e84d (diff)
parent67bcae6ee8e111f3343bc89345883024ba230a3b (diff)
Merge branch 'thinkpad-2.6.32-part2' into release
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/laptops')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt48
1 files changed, 27 insertions, 21 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
index 6d03487ef1c7..aafcaa634191 100644
--- a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
@@ -199,18 +199,22 @@ kind to allow it (and it often doesn't!).
Not all bits in the mask can be modified. Not all bits that can be
modified do anything. Not all hot keys can be individually controlled
-by the mask. Some models do not support the mask at all, and in those
-models, hot keys cannot be controlled individually. The behaviour of
-the mask is, therefore, highly dependent on the ThinkPad model.
+by the mask. Some models do not support the mask at all. The behaviour
+of the mask is, therefore, highly dependent on the ThinkPad model.
+
+The driver will filter out any unmasked hotkeys, so even if the firmware
+doesn't allow disabling an specific hotkey, the driver will not report
+events for unmasked hotkeys.
Note that unmasking some keys prevents their default behavior. For
example, if Fn+F5 is unmasked, that key will no longer enable/disable
-Bluetooth by itself.
+Bluetooth by itself in firmware.
-Note also that not all Fn key combinations are supported through ACPI.
-For example, on the X40, the brightness, volume and "Access IBM" buttons
-do not generate ACPI events even with this driver. They *can* be used
-through the "ThinkPad Buttons" utility, see http://www.nongnu.org/tpb/
+Note also that not all Fn key combinations are supported through ACPI
+depending on the ThinkPad model and firmware version. On those
+ThinkPads, it is still possible to support some extra hotkeys by
+polling the "CMOS NVRAM" at least 10 times per second. The driver
+attempts to enables this functionality automatically when required.
procfs notes:
@@ -255,18 +259,11 @@ sysfs notes:
1: does nothing
hotkey_mask:
- bit mask to enable driver-handling (and depending on
+ bit mask to enable reporting (and depending on
the firmware, ACPI event generation) for each hot key
(see above). Returns the current status of the hot keys
mask, and allows one to modify it.
- Note: when NVRAM polling is active, the firmware mask
- will be different from the value returned by
- hotkey_mask. The driver will retain enabled bits for
- hotkeys that are under NVRAM polling even if the
- firmware refuses them, and will not set these bits on
- the firmware hot key mask.
-
hotkey_all_mask:
bit mask that should enable event reporting for all
supported hot keys, when echoed to hotkey_mask above.
@@ -279,7 +276,8 @@ sysfs notes:
bit mask that should enable event reporting for all
supported hot keys, except those which are always
handled by the firmware anyway. Echo it to
- hotkey_mask above, to use.
+ hotkey_mask above, to use. This is the default mask
+ used by the driver.
hotkey_source_mask:
bit mask that selects which hot keys will the driver
@@ -287,9 +285,10 @@ sysfs notes:
based on the capabilities reported by the ACPI firmware,
but it can be overridden at runtime.
- Hot keys whose bits are set in both hotkey_source_mask
- and also on hotkey_mask are polled for in NVRAM. Only a
- few hot keys are available through CMOS NVRAM polling.
+ Hot keys whose bits are set in hotkey_source_mask are
+ polled for in NVRAM, and reported as hotkey events if
+ enabled in hotkey_mask. Only a few hot keys are
+ available through CMOS NVRAM polling.
Warning: when in NVRAM mode, the volume up/down/mute
keys are synthesized according to changes in the mixer,
@@ -525,6 +524,7 @@ compatibility purposes when hotkey_report_mode is set to 1.
0x2305 System is waking up from suspend to eject bay
0x2404 System is waking up from hibernation to undock
0x2405 System is waking up from hibernation to eject bay
+0x5010 Brightness level changed/control event
The above events are never propagated by the driver.
@@ -532,7 +532,6 @@ The above events are never propagated by the driver.
0x4003 Undocked (see 0x2x04), can sleep again
0x500B Tablet pen inserted into its storage bay
0x500C Tablet pen removed from its storage bay
-0x5010 Brightness level changed (newer Lenovo BIOSes)
The above events are propagated by the driver.
@@ -621,6 +620,8 @@ For Lenovo models *with* ACPI backlight control:
2. Do *NOT* load up ACPI video, enable the hotkeys in thinkpad-acpi,
and map them to KEY_BRIGHTNESS_UP and KEY_BRIGHTNESS_DOWN. Process
these keys on userspace somehow (e.g. by calling xbacklight).
+ The driver will do this automatically if it detects that ACPI video
+ has been disabled.
Bluetooth
@@ -1459,3 +1460,8 @@ Sysfs interface changelog:
0x020400: Marker for 16 LEDs support. Also, LEDs that are known
to not exist in a given model are not registered with
the LED sysfs class anymore.
+
+0x020500: Updated hotkey driver, hotkey_mask is always available
+ and it is always able to disable hot keys. Very old
+ thinkpads are properly supported. hotkey_bios_mask
+ is deprecated and marked for removal.

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