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FnFX enables owners of Toshiba laptops to change the LCD brightness, control, the internal fan and use the special keys on their keyb
FnFX enables owners of Toshiba laptops to change the LCD brightness, control, the internal fan and use the special keys on their keyboard (Fn-x combinations, hot-keys).
The internal functions will give the possibility to map the Fn-Keys to functions like volume up/down, mute, suspend to disk, suspend to ram and switch LCD/CRT/TV-out. These functions heavily depend on the system and/or kernel configuration.
You will need at least a kernel (v2.4.x, v2.5.x, v2.6.x) with ACPI and Toshiba support (CONFIG_ACPI and CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA).
Any recent Toshiba model. Recent means: Every Toshiba laptop built in 2002 and later will work with FnFX. A list with verified and tested Toshiba laptops is found under 3.2.
One exception: There are a few laptops which do not have a Toshiba (e.g. Satellite P25-S520) but a Phoenix BIOS. These machines will fail on loading the Toshiba ACPI driver and hence will not be supported by FnFX.
All Linux v2.4.x kernels will need ACPI patches. All 'major' distributions already roll out v2.4.x kernels with these patches. To make it short: at least CONFIG_ACPI and CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA must be defined in the kernel config.
All v2.5.x and v2.6.x kernels already have the required ACPI drivers. Again: ACPI must be enabled. CONFIG_ACPI and CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA are your friends.
To check if ACPI and ACPI Toshiba support are enabled check the following proc entries exists:
If they do exist, FnFX will work on that system. If they do not exist try `modprobe toshiba_acpi' as root. If this throws errors like 'FATAL: Module toshiba_acpi not found' the kernel is most likely not compiled with CONFIG_ACPI and CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA.
Please recompile your kernel with the ACPI drivers or have a look for a precompiled kernel for your distribution which has ACPI and ACPI Toshiba support.
What's New in This Release:
Updated: README: Hint that laptops without Toshiba BIOS are not supported.
Updated: README: Supported models
Updated: README: New section 3.3 Known Laptops Which Do Not Work
Updated: etc/keymap: Many new recognized Fn-combinations
Fix: Writing correct PID file
Improvement: Make Polling more efficient
New Feature: Setting default brightness at startup of fnfxd
New Feature: New internal commands: toggle bluetooth and toggle cpu
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