Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 12103
Neither `toshiba' nor `toshiba_acpi' load - Toshiba Satellite L300-11E
Last modified: 2013-04-09 06:23:26 UTC
Latest working kernel version: unknown
Earliest failing kernel version: 2.6.22
Distribution: OpenSUSE 10.3 with any available kernel
Hardware Environment: Toshiba Satellite L300-11E
Problem Description: When I try to load either 'toshiba' or 'toshiba_acpi' module by the 'modprobe' command it fails with the message:
FATAL: Error inserting toshiba (/lib/modules/2.6.28-rc3-git/kernel/drivers/char/toshiba.ko): No such device
FATAL: Error inserting toshiba_acpi (/lib/modules/2.6.28-rc3-git/kernel/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.ko): No such device
in stderr and
toshiba: not a supported Toshiba laptop
in the dmesg output.
Steps to reproduce: Log in as a root and do 'modprobe toshiba' or 'modprobe toshiba_acpi'.
Created attachment 19031 [details]
any update on this?
If toshiba_acpi reports "no such device", that means your hardware/BIOS isn't supported by the driver. The driver is perhaps too broadly named-- it was only intended to support Toshiba laptops having a specific ACPI function available.
As for the toshiba driver, I don't maintain it and can't comment.
Please close this bug.
Ok, I have just understood that the backlight control I lacked can be achieved by loading the 'video' driver by hands, though cpufreq still does not work even with 'cpufreq_userspace' module.
Please, close the bug, I do not know how to do it. I am afraid to do something wrong.
close this bug.
about the cpufreq issue.
please make sure CONFIG_X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ is set.