CF-19 Mk6/7/8 Ambient Light Sensor under Linux

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  1. User32

    User32 Notebook Consultant

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    Installed Zorin OS on my CF-19 for sh*t's 'n giggles last night, had to put the parameters in Grub from this thread to get brightness control working: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/panasonic-toughbook-cf31-mk5-linux-guide.784843/

    Now to get the ALS working under Loonix.. anyone have a lead where to start?

    Bonus question: will the CF-VNP012U pen fit in the slot of my 19? Considering mine has a Dual Touch display it would make sense.

    EDIT: It should fit.
     
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  2. Karl Klammer

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    Linux should be able to find an ALS / Illuminance device.
    Even OpenBSD can do it out of the box ;-)

    osd63$ dmesg | grep CF-19; sysctl | grep als0
    bios0: Panasonic Corporation CF-191HC51FL
    hw.sensors.acpials0.illuminance0=5.00 lx (ambient light sensor)
     
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  3. User32

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    Ended up reinstalling Win8.1 because I couldn't get the ALS or MapFactor Navigator working under Zorin.

    Thanks for the info though @Karl Klammer!
     
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