Clevo P150EM/P170EM Sager NP9150/9170 backlit keyboard driver beta testers needed

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  1. izifortune

    izifortune Newbie

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    Yes you can install the deb like that but if you are on ubuntu you can use the ppa ( this way you can check updates automatically )

    open terminal and digit: sudo clevokbledui

    that's it
     
  2. gflam

    gflam Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yea I tried using the ppa which I did the following

    Code:
    george@george-P15xEMx:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fortune-c/ppa-fortune
    [sudo] password for george: 
    You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
     
     More info: https://launchpad.net/~fortune-c/+archive/ppa-fortune
    Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it
    
    gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpiEGWbC/secring.gpg' created
    gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpiEGWbC/pubring.gpg' created
    gpg: requesting key 5523841E from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpg: /tmp/tmpiEGWbC/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
    gpg: key 5523841E: public key "Launchpad PPA for Fabrizio Fortunato" imported
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
    OK
    george@george-P15xEMx:~$ sudo su
    root@george-P15xEMx:/home/george# echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fortune-c/ppa-fortune/ubuntu quantal main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    root@george-P15xEMx:/home/george# echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/fortune-c/ppa-fortune/ubuntu quantal main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    root@george-P15xEMx:/home/george# exit
    exit
    george@george-P15xEMx:~$ sudo apt-get update
    ------------------------Bunch of unneeded output---------------------------------
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/fortune-c/ppa-fortune/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/fortune-c/ppa-fortune/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/fortune-c/ppa-fortune/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
    
    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    george@george-P15xEMx:~$ 
    So that's why I ended up using the deb rather than trying to figure why I was getting 404's :)
     
  3. gflam

    gflam Notebook Enthusiast

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    On my Malibal after rebooting Ubuntu /sys/devices/platform/clevo_wmi is gone? I reinstalled, rebooted again and the same thing? Is there a reason for this?

    Thanks again for the hard work
     
  4. pete.h

    pete.h Notebook Enthusiast

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    The ppa has only a deb-package for Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal). You are using 12.04 (precise), that's why you are gretting the 404 Errors...
     
  5. klystron34

    klystron34 Notebook Enthusiast

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    How are you loading the module after reboot?

    You have to set up you distribution to install the module on every boot. That "insmod" command has to happen somewhere. Many distributions have a way to "autoload" modules on bootup. What you are experiencing is perfectly normal.

    Also on bootup the module right now only knows to make the keyboard dark blue (default for me) so we still need to make some scripts to save/restore the state on reboot. (It works on suspend/wakeup)
     
  6. izifortune

    izifortune Newbie

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    Yeah that's something i would add on the UI, have you managed to install via alien?
     
  7. klystron34

    klystron34 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry I have not even looked. I don't know what alien is. I want to check it out it's just that I work full time (40 hours a week) and am a part time PhD student and have midterms this week and next week so I am just so stressed out I can't stand it. :) I promise you I will look and get back to you. I was hoping someone would make a UI so I am eager to see it.
     
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    pete.h Notebook Enthusiast

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    BTW: installing and using your GUI worked for me (through the ppa) :)
     
  9. izifortune

    izifortune Newbie

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    Was looking for someone to say that :p Thank you ^^
    Anyway i got second release now you can get it from github or ppa.
    I've added support for saving current state of left/middle/right regions colors and brightness ( till now )
    Enjoy ^^
     
  10. gflam

    gflam Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well that makes a lot of sense :) made an edit to my /etc/rc.local and now that module is loaded at boot been a while since I've messed with anything like this

    So now I have my keyboard state restored after a reboot/sleep, I have all my animations and colors I had on my windows partition so I'm a happy camper now thanks to everyone who helped make this happen!
     
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