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Thread: Lenovo SL500 && Suse 11.1: Problems with buttons

  1. #1
    mightywizz NNTP User

    Default Lenovo SL500 && Suse 11.1: Problems with buttons

    Hello Community, I am using Suse 11.1 (KDE) on my Lenovo SL500.
    Quite all (hardware) features of this Notebook aren't supported:
    The Volume Buttons, the brightness keys and also the fingerprint reader are not supported, what a pity.
    Can anybody help me? I found no solution in the internet yet

    thank you in advance!!!

  2. #2
    fheld NNTP User

    Default Re: Lenovo SL500 && Suse 11.1: Problems with buttons

    There is a thread about this problem in the Hardware Forum:
    "How do I build/make custom driver into kernel? "
    (Link: How do I build/make custom driver into kernel? - openSUSE Forums )

    I have a Thinkpad SL300 with opensuse 11.1 and the described solution works for me: brightness can be changed, sound buttons are working.

    1) Goto Software.openSUSE.org and search for "lenovo".
    2) Download the source RPM packages "lenovo-sl-laptop-1-2.6.src.rpm" and "lenovo-options-1-1.2.src.rpm"
    3) Install tool "rpmbuild", gcc compiler and kernel sources if not already done.
    4) Compile each package with "rpmbuild --rebuild *.src.rpm". The packages are now in directory /usr/src/packages/RPMS/i586.
    5) Install them as root with "rpm -Uvh *.rpm"
    6) Start yast and go to YaST->System->"Editor for /etc/sysconfig" and search "MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT".
    There you have to add "lenovo-sl-laptop". Finally reboot the computer.




    Cheers/Gre
    Fabian

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    Default Re: Lenovo SL500 && Suse 11.1: Problems with buttons

    Quote Originally Posted by fheld
    There is a thread about this problem in the Hardware Forum:
    "How do I build/make custom driver into kernel? "
    (Link: 'How do I build/make custom driver into kernel? - openSUSE
    Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/de248l) )

    I have a Thinkpad SL300 with opensuse 11.1 and the described solution
    works for me: brightness can be changed, sound buttons are working.

    1) Goto 'Software.openSUSE.org' (http://software.opensuse.org/search)
    and search for "lenovo".
    2) Download the source RPM packages "lenovo-sl-laptop-1-2.6.src.rpm"
    and "lenovo-options-1-1.2.src.rpm"
    3) Install tool "rpmbuild", gcc compiler and kernel sources if not
    already done.
    4) Compile each package with "rpmbuild --rebuild *.src.rpm". The
    packages are now in directory /usr/src/packages/RPMS/i586.
    5) Install them as root with "rpm -Uvh *.rpm"
    6) Start yast and go to YaST->System->"Editor for /etc/sysconfig" and
    search "MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT".
    There you have to add "lenovo-sl-laptop". Finally reboot the
    computer.
    Cheers/Gre
    Fabian
    Hi
    There is also an updated module, so there should be a new version
    available soon lenovo-sl-laptop-2-1.1 it's currently scheduled to build.

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  4. #4
    fheld NNTP User

    Default Re: Lenovo SL500 && Suse 11.1: Problems with buttons

    Which improvements are in lenovo-sl-laptop-2-1.1,
    or is there a place where can I read its update history ?

    Thanks
    Fabian

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    Default Re: Lenovo SL500 && Suse 11.1: Problems with buttons

    Interesting versioning scheme.

    Source states:

    Code:
    #define LENSL_LAPTOP_VERSION "0.02"
    Or is there another source than the git repo at

    http://github.com/tetromino/lenovo-s...op/tree/master?

    P.S.

    Wyh rebuilding the src.rpm when there are ready made kmp packages available (in the same repo)?

  6. #6
    fheld NNTP User

    Default Re: Lenovo SL500 && Suse 11.1: Problems with buttons

    ...

    P.S.

    Wyh rebuilding the src.rpm when there are ready made kmp packages available (in the same repo)?
    I had to compile the Source RPMs because rpm refused to install the binary package lenovo-sl-laptop due to my different/older kernel version (2.6.27.25).

    Ok, since my online-update yesterday I also have 2.6.27.29 which would have been necessary to directly install the binary RPMs.

    Fabian

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