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authorLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>2007-04-28 23:09:57 -0400
committerLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>2007-04-28 23:09:57 -0400
commitcfaae3ee4a0d00c6b22780057e958d625499e90c (patch)
treec9be12f3657a7f5ac7c7d45589f2e1592479ac0e /Documentation
parenteaf60d6924759eb2a249c0b568533a90c238061b (diff)
parentc6c60106b9584f17c55e4c5e0ce9b905a1a6cdb6 (diff)
Pull sony into release branch
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
2 files changed, 21 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/sony-laptop.txt b/Documentation/sony-laptop.txt
index dfd26df056f4..7a5c1a81905c 100644
--- a/Documentation/sony-laptop.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sony-laptop.txt
@@ -3,12 +3,18 @@ Sony Notebook Control Driver (SNC) Readme
Copyright (C) 2004- 2005 Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net>
Copyright (C) 2007 Mattia Dongili <malattia@linux.it>
-This mini-driver drives the SNC device present in the ACPI BIOS of
-the Sony Vaio laptops.
+This mini-driver drives the SNC and SPIC device present in the ACPI BIOS of the
+Sony Vaio laptops. This driver mixes both devices functions under the same
+(hopefully consistent) interface. This also means that the sonypi driver is
+obsoleted by sony-laptop now.
-It gives access to some extra laptop functionalities. In its current
-form, this driver let the user set or query the screen brightness
-through the backlight subsystem and remove/apply power to some devices.
+Fn keys (hotkeys):
+Some models report hotkeys through the SNC or SPIC devices, such events are
+reported both through the ACPI subsystem as acpi events and through the INPUT
+subsystem. See the logs of acpid or /proc/acpi/event and
+/proc/bus/input/devices to find out what those events are and which input
+devices are created by the driver.
Backlight control:
@@ -39,6 +45,8 @@ The files are:
audiopower power on/off the internal sound card
lanpower power on/off the internal ethernet card
(only in debug mode)
+ bluetoothpower power on/off the internal bluetooth device
+ fanspeed get/set the fan speed
Note that some files may be missing if they are not supported
by your particular laptop model.
@@ -76,9 +84,9 @@ The sony-laptop driver creates, for some of those methods (the most
current ones found on several Vaio models), an entry under
/sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop, just like the 'cdpower' one.
You can create other entries corresponding to your own laptop methods by
-further editing the source (see the 'sony_acpi_values' table, and add a new
+further editing the source (see the 'sony_nc_values' table, and add a new
entry to this table with your get/set method names using the
Your mission, should you accept it, is to try finding out what
those entries are for, by reading/writing random values from/to those
@@ -87,6 +95,9 @@ files and find out what is the impact on your laptop.
Should you find anything interesting, please report it back to me,
I will not disavow all knowledge of your actions :)
+See also http://www.linux.it/~malattia/wiki/index.php/Sony_drivers for other
+useful info.
diff --git a/Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt b/Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt
index ecb34160e61d..5e51c59bf2b0 100644
--- a/Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt
+++ b/Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt
@@ -5,10 +5,9 @@ Vaio Picturebook Motion Eye Camera Driver Readme
Copyright (C) 2000 Andrew Tridgell <tridge@samba.org>
This driver enable the use of video4linux compatible applications with the
-Motion Eye camera. This driver requires the "Sony Vaio Programmable I/O
-Control Device" driver (which can be found in the "Character drivers"
-section of the kernel configuration utility) to be compiled and installed
-(using its "camera=1" parameter).
+Motion Eye camera. This driver requires the "Sony Laptop Extras" driver (which
+can be found in the "Misc devices" section of the kernel configuration utility)
+to be compiled and installed (using its "camera=1" parameter).
It can do at maximum 30 fps @ 320x240 or 15 fps @ 640x480.