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Old 07-04-2013, 02:56 AM
Kevin Geidel
 
Default ACPI for toshiba satellite L775

Hello,

I am new to linux and certainly new to mailing lists! I was directed
here by a friend who finally got to look at my Toshiba Satellite L775
running Debian-based Linux Mint (Cinnamon?) I was unable to get the
wireless card to activate despite having all the firmware apparently
installed. There were a lot of commands he was using that I do not
remember (although am happy to rerun and repost!) but said RFKILL had
reported the card hard blocked and since there was no physical switch
on the card there must be something else going on. A function key is
supposed to turn wifi card on and off I guess ACPI is reponsible for
this and is apparently an unsolved problem on the internet (thats when
he directed me here.) His support for this hypothesis was all my
function keys (brightness, volume etc) do not work. There is also a
glitch when closing the laptop lid, I cannot wake it or its crashing,
not sure but I guess ACPI is a related module. I have been asking for
help on the linux mint fourms at
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=194&t=133454 (I am also
new to fourms, this has been memorable issue.) Thank you for your time
and assistance!!

Sincerely,
Kevin


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Old 07-04-2013, 07:18 AM
Jay DeKing
 
Default ACPI for toshiba satellite L775

On 07/03/2013 10:56 PM, Kevin Geidel wrote:

Hello,

I am new to linux and certainly new to mailing lists! I was directed
here by a friend who finally got to look at my Toshiba Satellite L775
running Debian-based Linux Mint (Cinnamon?) I was unable to get the
wireless card to activate despite having all the firmware apparently
installed. There were a lot of commands he was using that I do not
remember (although am happy to rerun and repost!) but said RFKILL had
reported the card hard blocked and since there was no physical switch
on the card there must be something else going on. A function key is
supposed to turn wifi card on and off I guess ACPI is reponsible for
this and is apparently an unsolved problem on the internet (thats when
he directed me here.) His support for this hypothesis was all my
function keys (brightness, volume etc) do not work. There is also a
glitch when closing the laptop lid, I cannot wake it or its crashing,
not sure but I guess ACPI is a related module. I have been asking for
help on the linux mint fourms at
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=194&t=133454 (I am also
new to fourms, this has been memorable issue.) Thank you for your time
and assistance!!

Sincerely,
Kevin




Hi Kevin,

I just happen to have a Satellite L755. I, too, started with Mint on
this machine - it ran on this machine fairly well. I moved to Debian
pretty quickly and have been using it for the last year and a half. Your
question gives me a good reason to look back at my notes and see how
well I documented the various hoops that I jumped through getting things
to work.


The first thing I notice reading your message is that I also had some
WiFi problems, specifically the computer couldn't see my network using
the default network manager. I installed wicd and it found the network
immediately. Of course you may need to install wpa_supplicant if your
router requires WPA security.


Another thing that I did was edit /etc/default/grub (as root) and change
the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= value to:


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset quiet nomodeset
pcie_aspm=force"


(After doing this, you must run "sudo update-grub")

You didn't say whether you have an Intel or an AMD chipset. I have AMD,
but I'm pretty sure that either is available in the L755 series. I have
installed the packages "firmware-linux-nonfree" and "toshset".


My volume, mute and brightness controls all work (now).

Let me know if you need any more help, I'll do what I can.

Regards,
Jay DeKing


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Old 07-04-2013, 07:18 AM
Jay DeKing
 
Default ACPI for toshiba satellite L775

On 07/03/2013 10:56 PM, Kevin Geidel wrote:

Hello,

I am new to linux and certainly new to mailing lists! I was directed
here by a friend who finally got to look at my Toshiba Satellite L775
running Debian-based Linux Mint (Cinnamon?) I was unable to get the
wireless card to activate despite having all the firmware apparently
installed. There were a lot of commands he was using that I do not
remember (although am happy to rerun and repost!) but said RFKILL had
reported the card hard blocked and since there was no physical switch
on the card there must be something else going on. A function key is
supposed to turn wifi card on and off I guess ACPI is reponsible for
this and is apparently an unsolved problem on the internet (thats when
he directed me here.) His support for this hypothesis was all my
function keys (brightness, volume etc) do not work. There is also a
glitch when closing the laptop lid, I cannot wake it or its crashing,
not sure but I guess ACPI is a related module. I have been asking for
help on the linux mint fourms at
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=194&t=133454 (I am also
new to fourms, this has been memorable issue.) Thank you for your time
and assistance!!

Sincerely,
Kevin




Hi Kevin,

I just happen to have a Satellite L755. I, too, started with Mint on
this machine - it ran on this machine fairly well. I moved to Debian
pretty quickly and have been using it for the last year and a half. Your
question gives me a good reason to look back at my notes and see how
well I documented the various hoops that I jumped through getting things
to work.


The first thing I notice reading your message is that I also had some
WiFi problems, specifically the computer couldn't see my network using
the default network manager. I installed wicd and it found the network
immediately. Of course you may need to install wpa_supplicant if your
router requires WPA security.


Another thing that I did was edit /etc/default/grub (as root) and change
the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= value to:


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset quiet nomodeset
pcie_aspm=force"


(After doing this, you must run "sudo update-grub")

You didn't say whether you have an Intel or an AMD chipset. I have AMD,
but I'm pretty sure that either is available in the L755 series. I have
installed the packages "firmware-linux-nonfree" and "toshset".


My volume, mute and brightness controls all work (now).

Let me know if you need any more help, I'll do what I can.

Regards,
Jay DeKing


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Old 07-07-2013, 10:21 PM
Kevin Geidel
 
Default ACPI for toshiba satellite L775

On 07/04/2013 12:18 AM, Jay DeKing wrote:

On 07/03/2013 10:56 PM, Kevin Geidel wrote:

Hello,

I am new to linux and certainly new to mailing lists! I was directed
here by a friend who finally got to look at my Toshiba Satellite L775
running Debian-based Linux Mint (Cinnamon?) I was unable to get the
wireless card to activate despite having all the firmware apparently
installed. There were a lot of commands he was using that I do not
remember (although am happy to rerun and repost!) but said RFKILL had
reported the card hard blocked and since there was no physical switch
on the card there must be something else going on. A function key is
supposed to turn wifi card on and off I guess ACPI is reponsible for
this and is apparently an unsolved problem on the internet (thats when
he directed me here.) His support for this hypothesis was all my
function keys (brightness, volume etc) do not work. There is also a
glitch when closing the laptop lid, I cannot wake it or its crashing,
not sure but I guess ACPI is a related module. I have been asking for
help on the linux mint fourms at
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=194&t=133454 (I am also
new to fourms, this has been memorable issue.) Thank you for your time
and assistance!!

Sincerely,
Kevin




Hi Kevin,

I just happen to have a Satellite L755. I, too, started with Mint on
this machine - it ran on this machine fairly well. I moved to Debian
pretty quickly and have been using it for the last year and a half.
Your question gives me a good reason to look back at my notes and see
how well I documented the various hoops that I jumped through getting
things to work.


The first thing I notice reading your message is that I also had some
WiFi problems, specifically the computer couldn't see my network using
the default network manager. I installed wicd and it found the network
immediately. Of course you may need to install wpa_supplicant if your
router requires WPA security.


Another thing that I did was edit /etc/default/grub (as root) and
change the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= value to:


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset quiet nomodeset
pcie_aspm=force"


(After doing this, you must run "sudo update-grub")

You didn't say whether you have an Intel or an AMD chipset. I have
AMD, but I'm pretty sure that either is available in the L755 series.
I have installed the packages "firmware-linux-nonfree" and "toshset".


My volume, mute and brightness controls all work (now).

Let me know if you need any more help, I'll do what I can.

Regards,
Jay DeKing


Thank you for your response!! It is an AMD processor! Unfortunately wicd
and toshset did not find any networks and I actually lost my ability to
USB tether through my phone (my only connection the internet and
important as I attend school online!) I removed both and restored
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to the original "quiet splash". I was nervous
and had to restore my tethering before moving on. I can redo those steps
if need be now that I know I can go back (had to reinstall network
manager to get it all working again.) I truly appreciate your assistance
and welcome any further ideas if they come up!


Sincerely,
Kevin


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