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

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  1. klystron34

    klystron34 Notebook Enthusiast

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    EC is embedded controller. The super I/O chip has an embedded intel MCU. I forget what instruction set it's compatible with, but it's there. When I was figuring out the keyboard stuff I had disassembled it.

    What kernel did the BT stuff work witih last?

    BTW, nothing at all happens when I hit fn+f12.
     
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    pete.h Notebook Enthusiast

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    Testposting, because I can't go to page 9 anymore...
     
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    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Try clearing your browser's cache or change your posts per page layout in your NBR settings.
     
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    pete.h Notebook Enthusiast

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    Works again :)

    It worked last with 3.6.0 (all minor releases like 3.6.11 work too)
    It's broken since 3.7.0rc1

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1131976
     
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    klystron34 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Pete,

    I do not see any difference in the ACPI stuff. I am wondering if it has something to do wtih USB code. I find it interesting that when I send the WMI command to turn off BT dmesg shows USB remove/insert. Perhaps the EC is expecting the OS not to rescan if that key is hit? I don't see any events for it being hit, though. That is something I haven't figured out yet.

    I am stumped on the BT problem, pete. My suspicion is one of the standard ACPI commands to acquire control of something is also disabling this functionality. I also can't use the soft key on the wifi, either. However if I stop my wifi stuff in software the light goes out.

    Anybody tried this driver on the new clevo models that came out recently?
     
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    pablocrossa Newbie

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    AFAIK multi-device mPCIe cards (WiFi + BT) work by having the WiFi take over the PCI 'standard' connectors and the BT take over the USB data connectors supplied by the standard (check a pinout of mPCIe and you will see they have a USB Data+ and Data-); this means the BT card is actually a USB device (just that it draws 3.3v rather than 5v), which can set the culprit on the USB changes :)

    Give it a look, I still don't have a Clevo laptop but would very much like seeing fixes for them and everything mostly working before I get mine :)

    Does someone have a patch between the latest working kernel (3.6.11 I believe) and 3.7.0rc1?? I'm on holiday and don't have a proper linux machine one me and would very much like to avoid downloading both and Diff'ing then on my phone :)
     
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    pete.h Notebook Enthusiast

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    maybe we should try to bisect the kernel, to find the bluetooth bug. :)
    but my Clevo P150EM is in for repair right now :(
     
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    bugabinga Newbie

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    Hi!

    Just reporting in to say that the module works under gentoo with kernel 3.12.6.

    Thanks! :)
     
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    pete.h Notebook Enthusiast

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    Same here :)

    But were you able to turn off Bluetooth (including the LED) with software too?
     
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    chicodeatras Newbie

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    Hello, is this driver possibly going to work on a Clevo P177sm?

    If so, how I should install it? I've never installed a driver before!

    Thanks!
     
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