#37 Support for TOSHIBA EQUIUM A200 PSAF5E

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loading the module without specifying an ectype gives the following:

ls /proc/omnibook
dmi version

if I load with ectype=1 then following appears:
blank display dmi lcd temperature version

cat dmi
BIOS Vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
BIOS Version: 1.60
BIOS Release: 10/05/2007
System Vendor: TOSHIBA
Product Name: EQUIUM A200
Version: PSAF5E-002006N5
Serial Number: Y7104021Q
Board Vendor: Intel Corporation
Board Name: Not Applicable

cat temperature
CPU temperature: 0 C

cat lcd
LCD brightness: 2 (max value: 7) (this can't be correct because it's full brightness)

cat display
(Gives nothing...)

cat blank
LCD console blanking hook is enabled.

cat version
2.20070211-trunk

Nothing can be changed with the FN+Fx and the wireless and bluetooth isn't even showing in Linux when typing "lspci", "hcitool dev" or "iwconfig".
Note that there is drivers in kernel for those chips so if just the kernel knows that they is present it should work.

Look at the output of the lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 14)

Tested with the default OS of the laptop (Windows Vista) and the wireless worked like a charm, but bluetooth is untested.
Please contact me if any more information is needed and I will happily assist you!

E-mail: c.hellbom@linux-solutions.se

//Christoffer

Discussion

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Hi, I'm so sorry.
    I didn't know that the wireless network card was at an integrated USB port.

    # lsusb
    Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0bda:8197 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    You can get this piece of device to work by visit:
    http://www.datanorth.net/~cuervo/rtl8187b/

    Download the modified driver(rtl8187b-modified-dist.tar.gz), compile it and then
    you are only a modprobe away to get it work :-)

    I did found this information by visiting:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=571046&page=6

    The FAQ:

    * RTL8187B
    o What does this patch do?
    o That's a LOT of errors during compilation.
    o ``Master'' mode doesn't work!
    o Will this patch work with my card?
    o How do I compile the driver?
    o Who wrote the driver?
    o Does WPA work?
    * Miscellaneous
    o How do I get the driver to load on boot?

    I've noticed the same questions being asked over and over in the forums that link to my site, so I've come up with this little mini-FAQ.

    RTL8187B

    What does this patch do?

    The patch does two things. It adds explicit support for my wireless card, USB ID 0bda:8197, and allows you to override the detected card, in order to try the driver with cards that might have been manuf
    actured with a different USB ID after the driver was released.

    If your card doesn't work, you might want to try passing one of the following parameters to the module:

    force_card=0x8189

    force_card=0x8187

    It's really not a huge patch. I just added a fallthrough for my specific card and an override for other cards.

    That's a LOT of errors during compilation.

    Yup, but none of them have been fatal, as far as I'm aware. Don't worry about them as long as you don't get something like this:

    make: *** [stuff] Error 1

    ``Master'' mode doesn't work!

    Yup. Sucks. :-(

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    //Christoffer

     

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