Mailing List Archived Message #12

From: "Lewis G Rosenthal" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [eCS T60/T61] ACPI issues
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 18:11:17 -0400
To: eCS ThinkPad T60/61 Mailing List <>

On 04/14/08 03:06 pm, Chuck McKinnis thus wrote :
Lewis G Rosenthal wrote:
I am using Panorama on this T61. I believe Panorama is required for APM.

Panorama should not be a requirement for APM to work.  Panorama will not intall on the T61 Intel graphics chipset.

I see you also have a ticket open for ACPI on the T61, which we should all watch (and to whcih we should contribute, if possible):

From APM-FAQ.doc:

Q6: Cooler on CPU is very loud, how can you help me?
A6: First of all:
     * Use Panorama VESA video driver instead of GENGRAD or SDDGRAD

From APM.doc:

How to setup sleep/resume? June, 2007:
* Use Panorama VESA video driver

Diane's T61 has the nVidia chip in it. I wasn't aware that Panorama wouldn't install on the Intel chip. Very interesting.

I have 3.0.8 working, based on Neil's posting about the Intel 945GCNL (I have one of those machines in the next room, which is yet to be delivered to a client), by adding /SAP:0x20 to my PSD line, which now reads:


In addition, I have:


I am currently testing with only the defaults in the CFG files.

The extra info you;re getting may be caused by:

LogScreen = 1


Interesting.  My %ETC%\ACPID.CFG has nothing but commented lines.

I found that I got the extra debug stuff with 3.0.7 even with the setting at the default (off). The current (3.0.8) ACPID.CFG does indeed have uncommented lines in it.

For sound, I have the following in my unimix setup params, loaded from startup.cmd (unimix.exe -loadc:\mmos2\unimix.ini):

-id3 -cnt0 -val1
-id3 -cnt1 -val1
-id27 -val33

(N.B.: Those are not the contents of unimix.ini, merely the relevant settings. Set them manually, as parameters passed to unimix.exe, and then use unimix.exe -savec:\mmos2\unimix.ini to dump them.)

Do you have any idea what the format of unimix.ini is?

As I mentioned to Carl, that's just the name I gave it. It's a binary file, but all you need to do to create it is to save your current settings. So, starting from no sound at all, open a window and do the following:

unimix -id3 -cnt0 -val1 <Enter> (that should turn on the left channel)
unimix -id3 -cnt1 -val1 <Enter> (that should turn on the right channel)
unimix -id27 -val33 <Enter> (that should set the master volume for both channels to 33 out of 39; adjust to taste, obviously, and the volume applet works to adjust it, too)

Then, finally:

unimix -savec:\mmos2\unimix.ini <Enter> (to create the unimix.ini file itself)


unimix -loadc:\mmos2\unimix.ini

to load all of those settings at one time during startup.
My patched one is based on the original 7.0 r14. I seemed to get more stuff patched than Steve Wendt did with his, so I kept it (I had a few sites which were looking for the ident string in different places). You may download the patched version (and the preceding one, patched to 9.0 r47) from . The zip is 500+ KB, and perhaps best not attached to an email on the list. I'll send both via PM, though.

Got them.  Thanks.


Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA, CLP, CLE
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