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Old 9th November 2007, 05:22 PM
ggulik Offline
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Fedora 8 on Sony Vaio FJ series

I have a Sony Vaio series that I got working really nicely with FC6 and F7 but I just upgraded to F8 and I have a couple issues.

The biggest problem is the sony_acpi and fsfn hack that I had been using to manage video brightness and audio volume with the Fn keys no longer works. I'm using the instructions described at:
Fedora on Sony Vaio FJ Series

Although sony_acpi does build and load with modprobe the files don't get created in /proc/acpi/sony and if those aren't there the fsfn daemon crashes.

It appears something changed in the new 2.6.23 kernel vs. the previous 2.6.22 kernel I had been using.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Old 15th November 2007, 04:12 AM
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I am in the same boat. I get no brightness/brightness_default/fnkey files.

I followed these instructions and got the same issues

Can anyone help?

Last edited by frostedegg; 15th November 2007 at 04:15 AM.
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Old 16th November 2007, 08:56 AM
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I have been working to get acpi and function keys working on my t350p, Im curious to see what package those scripts in the /proc/acpi/sony come from... ubuntu 7 had close to flawless fn hotkey and brightness for the t350p and im thinking about just copying those scripts from it.

One question is what is the relationship between sony_laptop sonypi and sony_acpi. Are these all mods that overlap each other or ?

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Old 17th November 2007, 08:41 AM
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Still not get the solution for new driver.

Will update the HOW TO.
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