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#1 2008-05-18 13:18:22

Llama
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Toshiba Satellite L40-14G: brightness control (acpi?)

Hi, everybody,

I've got a couple of months of a very satisfactory experience with the Arch and no experience with Toshiba laptops. The Arch acquitted itself well, just minor details to be taken care of. There is a lot of information in Wiki on Toshiba laptops, but nothing about the L40 family. I understand that the correct solution depends on what family/generation the particular laptop belongs to. I am not hardware savvy, so I can't figure out what particular solution, if any, I have to use. Any suggestions?

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#2 2008-05-18 21:54:59

hennes
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Re: Toshiba Satellite L40-14G: brightness control (acpi?)

I use acpi to set brightness with the special keys on my notebook. See my /etc/acpi/handler.sh here (contains lots of other stuff too). The wiki offers some info about acpi.

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#3 2008-05-19 04:51:03

Llama
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Re: Toshiba Satellite L40-14G: brightness control (acpi?)

Do you mean Toshiba Satellite L40? ThinkPad is another cup of tea (?). Wiki contains a lot of information indeed; it says different Toshiba laptops require different solutions. So far I don't know where to place mine.

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#4 2008-05-19 06:28:35

hennes
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Re: Toshiba Satellite L40-14G: brightness control (acpi?)

I don't know about Toshiba, but I would at least give acpi a try with the toshiba_acpi module.

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#5 2008-05-19 10:06:50

Llama
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Re: Toshiba Satellite L40-14G: brightness control (acpi?)

toshiba_acpi seems to be long obsolete:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=34402

I discovered that because modprobe toshiba_acpi won't work smile

Brightness control's probably been working from the beginning (FN + F6/F7) big_smile

The range of brightness, by the way, is 0 - 47 %. Is it OK (visually it's reasonable) ?

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#6 2008-05-19 10:50:31

hennes
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Re: Toshiba Satellite L40-14G: brightness control (acpi?)

Llama wrote:

toshiba_acpi seems to be long obsolete.

Sorry, didn't know about that.

Llama wrote:

The range of brightness, by the way, is 0 - 47 %. Is it OK (visually it's reasonable) ?

Mine goes from 20 to 100. The values depend on the specific notebook I guess.

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