Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#260 new enhancement

New utility: Fn daemon

Reported by: eco Owned by: acpi-admin
Priority: major Milestone: Release 4.00
Component: Utilities Version: 3.09
Keywords: Cc:


It is offered to implement/try to implement utility & driver during 2008/07/week 2

The utility should be free for use, as separate .exe or acpi daemon thread or crc plugin.

There are tickets related to Fn, linuxes don't have problems with monitor switching, so no barriers to implement this for eComStation.

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Arguments, why this topic is important?

1) Notebook is used for presentations very often. Without Fn support - no presentations.

2) This opens the door for future addons.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by eco


there are utilities: GetNotify? and Embedded.exe to catch the events.


OK, but this doesn't solve the problem of monitor switch.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by eco

we can catch the event => then we should notify the videodriver to change the monitor.

  • SNAP - not supported
  • Panorama VESA - VESA standard doesn't allow switch the output.

What to do?

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by jojo

Isn't the switching of output port something that is handled by the BIOS/system itself? Or do you override that when ACPI is used?

On my 'old' ThinkPad? this just works, independent of running OS.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by eco


e-co asked LightElf? to re-init video-bios when user presses Fn+F7 (switch to external monitor)

LightElf?, 20080801

а если выполнить инициализацию видеобиоса?

  • во-первых. можно ли это делать

ну поипавшись все можно...

  • и есть ли шансы, что адаптер найдет внешний монитор?

а это пес его знает. Ну найдет он - и чего? Один фиг любой порядочный ноут начинает жизнь на панели, в крайнем случае - включает режим клонирования. Чем это поможет?

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by pasha

Fn key is't problem of acpi.psd/apm.add/AcpiDaemon.exe

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by Steven Levine

Component: ACPI.PSDACPI utilities
Milestone: Release version 3.15eCS 2.x
Owner: pasha deleted
Type: defectenhancement

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by pasha

Owner: set to acpi-admin

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by David Azarewicz

Milestone: eCS 2.xRelease Version 4.0.0
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