[ltp] Wireless hardware radio switch does not work on X60s

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 31 May 2007 09:19:42 -0300

On Thu, 31 May 2007, Florian Reitmeir wrote:
> On Thu, 31 May 2007, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Lenovo is starting to break the firmware backwards compatibility right and
> > left, which has me worried (but it might be a good thing if they make it
> > less braindead and then *stick* to the new interface for five years or so
> > without breaking it).  Linux support for the X60 is schizophrenic because of
> > that, right now.
> hm, i own a X60s and updated the bios two days ago to the latest. I for me
> believe everything is working just fine on my laptop. And i read the list,
> and i know the video module is broken, but i never got it, why i need this
> module.. for my current kernels i don't even build the module.

That's good to know.  Do you have bluetooth and wwan? If so, could you test
if disabling/enabling them works?

Also, could you test if *all* hotkeys are being reported properly?  You just
need to echo 0xffff >/proc/acpi/ibm/hotkey and run acpi_listen, and then
press each hotkey...

> i don't use hdaps and tcpa (but tcpa is found on my system)
> and is use debian/unstable + 

HDAPS will just work if you use Shem's excelent work (tp-smapi).  No idea
about tpca, but it will probably just work as well.

> so i for my terms cannot follow your statements that everything is going bad.

I sure hope I am wrong on the other accounts too, as I will want something
more powerful than my T43 in a few years down the road...

> i owned an iBook, and a T42, and clearly the X60s is the best supported
> notebook under linux, i ever found. And some things do even work better
> under linux than windows..

Actually, the T42 should be the best supported notebook of the entire
Thinkpad series nowadays, since it doesn't have weird hardware like the T43
has, and its EC firmware is out there in partially commented source form for
anyone to hack if they so desire (like the T43, and unlike the *60).  But as
long as everything you need works just fine, I am happy :-)

> > They have removed very relevant high-end functionality from the Windows
> > thinkvantage suite (a lot of the crypto support being removed is the one I
> > noticed immediately, but maybe other stuff was removed too).
> i have to use some of these stuff, and the new thinkvantage tools are a LOT
> better than the old ones. They removed many features which no one ever needed.
> Like the IBM message center..

I don't want any "features which no one ever needed" being removed, that's
where they will end up removing the really cool stuff that makes a ThinkPad
a ThinkPad...  and we end up with a (shudder) Lenovo C-series.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh