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Offline OldAdamUser2

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setpci
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:30:25 AM »
I'd like to try "overclocking" screen brightness on my eee 900 as I can do in default Xandros Easy. There, the command is sudo setpci -s 00:02.1 f4.b=ff

In Tiny Core this produces a "command not found" response.

Any ideas?

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Re: setpci
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 11:35:39 AM »
Using Appbrowser Connect->Search
enter pci
Select pci-utils.tcz

Click on files and you will see setpci
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Re: setpci
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 06:03:05 PM »
Thanks, Robert. It works perfectly. Now I can read ebooks with Tiny Core outside!

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Re: setpci
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 03:02:04 PM »
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setpci -s 00:02.1 f4.b=55
Tried this command on my Dell Mini 9, but it didn't work (pci-utilz is installed and setpci runs).

The Mini 9 uses the Intel 945GME chip, and I think that these settings are correct for that chip.

I tried variations on these settings:
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setpci -s 00:02.1 f4.b=33
setpci -s 00:02.0 f4.b=55
setpci -s 00:02.1 f5.b=55

Nothing worked.

Something must be enabled that is preventing the command to take effect -- perhaps something in 915resolution or something at a lower level?

Anybody have any clues on what to try next?

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Re: setpci
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 07:50:24 PM »
For what it's worth, I run 915resolution on my Eee 900, and setpci works fine in boosting brightness for me.

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Re: setpci
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 12:54:48 AM »
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For what it's worth, I run 915resolution on my Eee 900, and setpci works fine in boosting brightness for me.

Thanks for the info.  Are you using Xvesa or full Xorg?

The brightness buttons on my Mini 9 sometimes work during boot at the grub menu, and there is a BIOS setting that allows the OS/apps to control battery saving functions.  More experimentation is in order.

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Re: setpci
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 05:42:26 PM »
I'm using Xvesa. Simple, small, fast is my mantra.

Two things I still want in Tiny Core are the ability to suspend/resume and the ability to rotate ebooks or web pages 90 degrees--Fbreader would be perfect.


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Re: setpci
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010, 09:42:44 AM »
I'm using Xvesa. Simple, small, fast is my mantra.

Two things I still want in Tiny Core are the ability to suspend/resume and the ability to rotate ebooks or web pages 90 degrees--Fbreader would be perfect.

You could use xrandr to rotate the screen, if that serves your purpose.
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