[ILUG] sony issues
ronan at iaa.es
Thu May 11 10:39:19 IST 2006
Kae Verens wrote:
> this is probably totally off topic (doesn't concern CD players), but I
> personally despise Sony for their Sonic Stage debacle (who ever heard
> of an MP3 player that can't play MP3s??), but also like them for their
> Vaio series (which I've been lusting after since they first came out -
> one of these days, my precious...).
Hmm. Be a bit careful...
The new FE11S, FE11H (and possibly others) have the new wonder
super-bright screens and default to maximum brightness. And don't
respond to either the sonypi or sony_acpi control methods.
So, unless you enjoy staring into the sun, don't buy a recent Sony
without cast-iron proof that someone has the screen brightness control
working under Linux.
Details: the new vaios apparently don't have the old Sony PI chip
for their extra doodads, everything is now done via acpi. A sony_acpi
module has been hanging around outside the kernel for a while, (has gone
into 2.6.17, but nothing happens when you twiddle the apparently
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