Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#39 new enhancement

FN7 not recognised on TP R60

Reported by: _diver Owned by: acpi-admin
Priority: major Milestone: Release 3.22
Component: Daemon Version: 3.10
Keywords: FNkeys Cc:

Description

Switching between LCD and VGA connector does not work when ACPI is enabled. If the old apm.sys is enabled the switching works

Change History (16)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by cgehr

I had exactly the same problem during a conference presentation last month:

eCS 1.2R, TPad T60, SMP, ACPI/APM dated 20070809.

The only way I could use the VGA was to select both the LCD+VGA in the BIOS. During boot, the LCD was used until the SNAP driver was loaded. Then the display was switched to the VGA projector. Sometimes it took several reboots to get this far. No amount if Fn-F7 keying was recognized.

FWIW, I have the ThinkPad? On-Line Display [TPOLD] tool installed. It was displaying that the system was in 'Dual' mode and should have displayed on both devices. TPOLD showed no indication that the key combination was being depressed.

Carl

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 11 years ago by pasha

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Check , that AcpiDaemon? is running. If not help - you need in external program for this. Like CRC

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Version changed from 3.01 to 3.02

AcpiDaemon? is running. CRC could possible be a solution, but up to no there was no luck even with CRC.

_diver

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 11 years ago by cgehr

Replying to pasha:

Check , that AcpiDaemon? is running. If not help - you need in external program for this. Like CRC

Sorry for being dense, but what is "CRC" and where would I get it? [ACPIDAEMON is running in my case also, on TPad T60. I do have TPad OnLineDisplay?. It does/did not help.]

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by eco

Pasha talks:

  • it's event from ACPI. it's necessary catch it and make something. the notebook doesn't make efforts by itself.
  • Linux -> TP module, IBM_THINKPAD_EXTENTION
  • how to implement? in CRC project. It's necessary call ACPI methods, write something to memory, ports.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by mckinnis

Happens with the T61 as well.

In the older Thinkpads, T43 and before, the video out port was a slave to the graphics controller and its output was controlled by F7. The newer models appear to have 2 graphics controllers. I don't know if there is some setting of the BIOS that will make the newer models function as the old ones did.

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by stevenhl

  • Milestone set to Release version 3.10

comment:9 follow-up: Changed 10 years ago by stevenhl

  • Milestone changed from Release version 3.10 to Release version 3.11

comment:10 in reply to: ↑ 9 Changed 10 years ago by cgehr

  • Version changed from 3.02 to 3.10

Replying to stevenhl: Is the projection [six weeks ago] of 3.11 still valid? What is the projected date of 3.11?

Enviornment: eCS 2.0 RC2 on a TPad T60 with all the maintenance that I've found that is applicable. During a conference last week, I could get ONLY the display that was recognized when the system was booted. i.e., If booted with the native LCD display, that was the only display output. If I booted while attached to the external display to make a presentation, that was the only output; the native LCD was dead. Fn-F7 was totally ineffective as it has been since I reported this "12 months ago". [See above.]

comment:11 Changed 10 years ago by pasha

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

comment:12 Changed 10 years ago by pasha

  • Owner changed from pasha to acpi-admin
  • Status changed from reopened to new

comment:13 Changed 10 years ago by stevenhl

  • Keywords FNkeys added
  • Milestone changed from Release version 3.15 to eCS 2.x
  • Reporter changed from anonymous to _diver
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

comment:14 Changed 6 years ago by diver

Is there a chance this will ever work at all?

comment:15 Changed 6 years ago by dazarewicz

I hope so because it is something that I would like to work for my own use. This is still on my list to work on.

comment:16 Changed 6 years ago by dazarewicz

  • Component changed from ACPI PSD to Daemon
  • Milestone changed from eCS 2.x to Release 3.22
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