[Techtalk] sonypid/spicctrl

Conni ccovingt at one-eyed-alien.net
Sun Aug 18 10:13:32 EST 2002

So I'm trying to get the VGA out on my laptop (vaio sr77) to work, and I
go to Akkana's Stupid Vaio Tricks page, since I remembered there being
directions on getting the function keys working.  I thought I'd ask here,
because maybe other people would have this problem, or have insight as
well.  (I have RedHat 7.2, kernel 2.4.7-10.)

First problem:  I can't figure out how to get the files unzipped.  They're
.bz2, and gunzip nor unzip won't work.

Second problem:  I am not very technically inclined.  How do I find out
what minor device my system will use?  How do I use modprobe?  (would that
just be 'modprobe sonypi on'?)  I'm also inclined to install it as a
module, but I can't figure out whether I have the right files already or
whether I have to find them.

I've also had no success getting the jogdial thing working right; maybe if
I get this sonypi installed right, I'll be able to fix that.

Third issue:  If I want to use the enhanced sonypid.c or the bright.c,
where do I put them?  (I am not a programmer.  I'm a pharmacy student.)
Where do I paste the other spiffy functionality things?

I have, however, gotten divx/aviplay mostly working, thanks to a friend
who made me nice rpms.  The 'mostly' part is this blue line on the side of
the video.  Don't know where it's coming from.  Very odd.



Time does not betray a dream as long as the dream does not betray time.
			-Leiji Matsumoto, _Eternal_


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