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Linux on my Samsung X22?

Postby samsungworkx » 16/04/2010, 11:47

Hi,

thank you for setting up this great forum and all the work that is done in terms of code...

I was wondering if there is a way to get my Samsung X22 FN-Keys working. Right now only FN-F6 (Mute) works and FN <- + FN -> for Volume Control.

When I try to use other FN-Key combinations the system freezes... :(

I tried to follow the instructions for the samsung-scripts carefully...but still no luck.

The most important thing for me are the backlight up-down keys and the display switch...I could manage without all the others.

Thanks so much for your help.
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Re: Linux on my Samsung X22?

Postby voRia » 16/04/2010, 14:56

I assume you are using Ubuntu... Karmic or Lucid?
Also, please post here the output of these commands:

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lspci -nn

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sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name
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Re: Linux on my Samsung X22?

Postby samsungworkx » 16/04/2010, 22:13

Hi!

I use Karmic...and ... additional information. Thanks a lot for your quick reply.

Good Night.

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 sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name

SX22S

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lspci -nn

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port [8086:2a01] (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2843] (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2847] (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:2849] (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller [8086:2828] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 2400 [1002:94c9]
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RV610 audio device [Radeon HD 2400 PRO] [1002:aa10]
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:4363] (rev 13)

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Re: Linux on my Samsung X22?

Postby voRia » 17/04/2010, 9:17

Ok, I have fixed packages for both karmic and lucid ready to be uploaded on the repository.
The problem is that I can't upload them, since the repository has reached its 1GB of space limit.

I've filed a request to have more space, I'll upload the packages as soon as I can. ;)
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Re: Linux on my Samsung X22?

Postby voRia » 17/04/2010, 17:18

Packages are on the repository now and will be available for installation in a few hours. :)
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Looking forward to the patch!

Postby samsungworkx » 18/04/2010, 7:41

Hi Vorione,

thank you so much for your fast reply and coding work. I am looking forward to see what you have done...

By the way...have you heard about another problem with samsung laptops before: When I run my X22 only on battery...there is a quite annoying little beeping sound coming from somewhere inside the laptop (somewhere under the keypad)... This sound disappears as soon as I attach the power cord. Maybe you have a quick idea about that, too?

Thank you so much,
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Re: Looking forward to the patch!

Postby voRia » 20/04/2010, 8:58

samsungworkx wrote:By the way...have you heard about another problem with samsung laptops before: When I run my X22 only on battery...there is a quite annoying little beeping sound coming from somewhere inside the laptop (somewhere under the keypad)... This sound disappears as soon as I attach the power cord. Maybe you have a quick idea about that, too?
This is the first time I hear of such a problem.
Is there anything relevant in your 'dmesg' when you experience this issue?
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Re: Linux on my Samsung X22?

Postby samsungworkx » 21/05/2010, 18:02

Hi again,

sorry for my late answer...

I installed the now updated Samsung Scripts...and the fn-keys on my X22 are finally working! Thanks for your great work. Will the Samsung Scripts also work with the latest Ubuntu 10.04 lts?

I had a look at the other problem as well. To be honest I got no clue from dmesg messages. What I know now is that - as soon as I detach the power cord of my X22 the fan will slow down and this beeping sound will occur. So do you think that this problem might be solved with disabling laptop mode... how will this be done?

Hope for your answer...keep up the great work!

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Re: Linux on my Samsung X22?

Postby voRia » 22/05/2010, 11:34

samsungworkx wrote:I installed the now updated Samsung Scripts...and the fn-keys on my X22 are finally working! Thanks for your great work. Will the Samsung Scripts also work with the latest Ubuntu 10.04 lts?
For Lucid I've written a new application called 'Samsung Tools', which replaces the scripts and should work better than them. :)
samsungworkx wrote:I had a look at the other problem as well. To be honest I got no clue from dmesg messages. What I know now is that - as soon as I detach the power cord of my X22 the fan will slow down and this beeping sound will occur. So do you think that this problem might be solved with disabling laptop mode... how will this be done?
No, I don't think laptop-mode is to be blamed for that. Anyway, a test does not hurt, so in karmic you can disable it by editing the file '/etc/default/acpi-support' and change the line 'ENABLE_LAPTOP_MODE' to false.
Anyway, I'm afraid this can be an hardware problem...
Do you have any other OS installed on the machine (ie windows)? If so, you can check if the beeping sound occurs even with it.
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Re: Linux on my Samsung X22?

Postby samsungworkx » 22/05/2010, 17:37

Hi Voria,

I disabled laptop mode - and the beeping sound is now gone! Huge achievement! As you have suggested I tested the behavior of my X22 without power-cord running another OS (Microsoft Windows XP). There everything worked fine.

Do you recommend a change to 10.04 LTS anyway?

By the way, there was a spelling mistake in your last post. (defaul instead of default)

Thanks again for your great support.
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Re: Linux on my Samsung X22?

Postby voRia » 22/05/2010, 18:25

samsungworkx wrote:I disabled laptop mode - and the beeping sound is now gone! Huge achievement! As you have suggested I tested the behavior of my X22 without power-cord running another OS (Microsoft Windows XP). There everything worked fine.
Well, good to know it's not an hardware problem. :)
samsungworkx wrote:Do you recommend a change to 10.04 LTS anyway?
It's all up to you. If you use your laptop for work and everything is set up and working as you need now, then there is no need to rush for the upgrade. On the other hand, the new ubuntu brings fresh and updated software, so it may be worth the update. Personally, I've replaced my karmic installation the same day lucid has been released. :P
samsungworkx wrote:By the way, there was a spelling mistake in your last post. (defaul instead of default)
Thanks, I'll fix it. :)
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