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Re: [Libreboot] new T400 beta ROMs for testing

From: Leah Rowe
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] new T400 beta ROMs for testing
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:39:06 +0100
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I'm not sure why that would happen. Thank you for your report, we'll
look into it.

Op 10/08/16 om 14:26 schreef persmule:
> Hi Marcel and Leah,
> I built an image for T400_8mb from git revision 9eef871 (the
> newest), and flashed to my t400s. The result is nearly the same as
> Marcel's: My wifi doesn't work any more, with the switch turned
> ON!
> #rfkill list
>> 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: phy1:
>> Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes
> (I installed 2 wlan cards on it.)
> And no matter how I flip the switch, the output rfkill generates
> remains the same.
> I have to flash a backup image built around Jun 30, then the
> wireless devices work fine.
> The outputs of dmesg and rfkill (generated under the newest image
> and the older backup one, accordingly) are attached.
> 在 2016年08月10日 15:22, Leah Rowe 写道:
>> Hi Marcel,
>> Op 10/08/16 om 00:30 schreef Marcel Maci:
>>> Hi Leah I flashed version experimental-96-g196d903 on my T400
>>> and the results are very positive. I get: - no grub but
>>> graphical screen which is smaller than the display, no mouse -
>>> since I have encrypted disk I have then to switch to the text
>>> console to enter the passphrase - after that the system
>>> continues booting and I get full resolution login screen of
>>> Trisquel - I can switch between lcd and external monitor and
>>> adjust the brightness - everything works (which is great)!
>> Thanks.
>> This is expected behaviour on some T400 screens, where GRUB is
>> garbled or doesn't have a display at all, but GNU/Linux works
>> just fine. You can use an EHCI debug dongle for text mode serial
>> console in GRUB if you have that. This issue will probably be
>> fixed after the release, since it's only considered a minor
>> annoyance and not a blocker for release.
>>> Strangely, I noticed that my wifi doesn't work any more - but
>>> maybe that's another problem and has nothing to do with the new
>>> version (?!) I send you the cbmem -c file as an attachment. Thx
>>> a lot - that's really good news for me!
>> I don't think this has anything to do with libreboot, since we 
>> hardcode-enable it. I checked and the patch should still have
>> been applied when building this snapshot. On the front of the
>> laptop on the left side, near the touchpad, there is a small
>> on/off switch for the wifi which might have been set to off
>> accidentally. Otherwise, "sudo rfkill list" can help you
>> determine what the problem is.

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