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authorHenrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br>2010-05-16 19:45:38 -0300
committerHenrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br>2010-05-16 19:45:38 -0300
commit69df49eb31e14fb01d9404497b751bfda9bfa012 (patch)
treeba6b8edd70b546adfd589614cf49e3d71f1cbca8 /Documentation/laptops
parent289990228155cbc58a35c1b266af00f387caa595 (diff)
thinkpad-acpi: update HKEY and hotkey subdriver documentation (v2)
Update the hotkey driver documentation to match the behaviour of the fixed NVRAM polling code. This also documents some HKEY events such as the alarms, which is very important information. Signed-off-by: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/laptops')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt66
1 files changed, 49 insertions, 17 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
index 39c0a09d0105..fc15538d8b46 100644
--- a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
@@ -292,13 +292,13 @@ sysfs notes:
Warning: when in NVRAM mode, the volume up/down/mute
keys are synthesized according to changes in the mixer,
- so you have to use volume up or volume down to unmute,
- as per the ThinkPad volume mixer user interface. When
- in ACPI event mode, volume up/down/mute are reported as
- separate events, but this behaviour may be corrected in
- future releases of this driver, in which case the
- ThinkPad volume mixer user interface semantics will be
- enforced.
+ which uses a single volume up or volume down hotkey
+ press to unmute, as per the ThinkPad volume mixer user
+ interface. When in ACPI event mode, volume up/down/mute
+ events are reported by the firmware and can behave
+ differently (and that behaviour changes with firmware
+ version -- not just with firmware models -- as well as
+ OSI(Linux) state).
hotkey_poll_freq:
frequency in Hz for hot key polling. It must be between
@@ -309,7 +309,7 @@ sysfs notes:
will cause hot key presses that require NVRAM polling
to never be reported.
- Setting hotkey_poll_freq too low will cause repeated
+ Setting hotkey_poll_freq too low may cause repeated
pressings of the same hot key to be misreported as a
single key press, or to not even be detected at all.
The recommended polling frequency is 10Hz.
@@ -397,6 +397,7 @@ ACPI Scan
event code Key Notes
0x1001 0x00 FN+F1 -
+
0x1002 0x01 FN+F2 IBM: battery (rare)
Lenovo: Screen lock
@@ -404,7 +405,8 @@ event code Key Notes
this hot key, even with hot keys
disabled or with Fn+F3 masked
off
- IBM: screen lock
+ IBM: screen lock, often turns
+ off the ThinkLight as side-effect
Lenovo: battery
0x1004 0x03 FN+F4 Sleep button (ACPI sleep button
@@ -433,7 +435,8 @@ event code Key Notes
Do you feel lucky today?
0x1008 0x07 FN+F8 IBM: toggle screen expand
- Lenovo: configure UltraNav
+ Lenovo: configure UltraNav,
+ or toggle screen expand
0x1009 0x08 FN+F9 -
.. .. ..
@@ -444,7 +447,7 @@ event code Key Notes
either through the ACPI event,
or through a hotkey event.
The firmware may refuse to
- generate further FN+F4 key
+ generate further FN+F12 key
press events until a S3 or S4
ACPI sleep cycle is performed,
or some time passes.
@@ -512,15 +515,19 @@ events for switches:
SW_RFKILL_ALL T60 and later hardware rfkill rocker switch
SW_TABLET_MODE Tablet ThinkPads HKEY events 0x5009 and 0x500A
-Non hot-key ACPI HKEY event map:
+Non hotkey ACPI HKEY event map:
+-------------------------------
+
+Events that are not propagated by the driver, except for legacy
+compatibility purposes when hotkey_report_mode is set to 1:
+
0x5001 Lid closed
0x5002 Lid opened
0x5009 Tablet swivel: switched to tablet mode
0x500A Tablet swivel: switched to normal mode
0x7000 Radio Switch may have changed state
-The above events are not propagated by the driver, except for legacy
-compatibility purposes when hotkey_report_mode is set to 1.
+Events that are never propagated by the driver:
0x2304 System is waking up from suspend to undock
0x2305 System is waking up from suspend to eject bay
@@ -528,14 +535,39 @@ compatibility purposes when hotkey_report_mode is set to 1.
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.
+Events that are propagated by the driver to userspace:
+0x2313 ALARM: System is waking up from suspend because
+ the battery is nearly empty
+0x2413 ALARM: System is waking up from hibernation because
+ the battery is nearly empty
0x3003 Bay ejection (see 0x2x05) complete, can sleep again
+0x3006 Bay hotplug request (hint to power up SATA link when
+ the optical drive tray is ejected)
0x4003 Undocked (see 0x2x04), can sleep again
0x500B Tablet pen inserted into its storage bay
0x500C Tablet pen removed from its storage bay
-
-The above events are propagated by the driver.
+0x6011 ALARM: battery is too hot
+0x6012 ALARM: battery is extremely hot
+0x6021 ALARM: a sensor is too hot
+0x6022 ALARM: a sensor is extremely hot
+0x6030 System thermal table changed
+
+Battery nearly empty alarms are a last resort attempt to get the
+operating system to hibernate or shutdown cleanly (0x2313), or shutdown
+cleanly (0x2413) before power is lost. They must be acted upon, as the
+wake up caused by the firmware will have negated most safety nets...
+
+When any of the "too hot" alarms happen, according to Lenovo the user
+should suspend or hibernate the laptop (and in the case of battery
+alarms, unplug the AC adapter) to let it cool down. These alarms do
+signal that something is wrong, they should never happen on normal
+operating conditions.
+
+The "extremely hot" alarms are emergencies. According to Lenovo, the
+operating system is to force either an immediate suspend or hibernate
+cycle, or a system shutdown. Obviously, something is very wrong if this
+happens.
Compatibility notes:

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