tosh1800-smcinit man page

tosh1800-smcinit — initialize the IrDA controler on Toshiba laptops

Synopsis

tosh1800-smcinit [OPTION]

Description

IrDA configurator for laptops with ALI1533 bridge (LPC47N227 SuperIO), smc-ircc and not initializing BIOS (tested on Toshiba Satellite 1800-514,  Toshiba Satellite 5100 and Toshiba Tecra 9100) to be used with Linux kernel.

Toshiba Satellite 1800 laptops are provided with a SMCS LPC47N227 SuperIO chip which is IrDA SIR/FIR capable.  The chip is connected through an ALI1533 PCI-ISA bridge.  The IrDA subsystem of the SuperIO chip is supported by the smc-ircc Linux kernel module.  Unfortunately the BIOS neither configurates the SuperIO chip IrDA subsystem (SIR port, FIR port,  dma, irq, IrDA mode, power) nor sets the PCI-ISA bridge to decode any usable port. Linux kernel is thus prevented to detect the second UART making impossible to use it  in SIR mode. For the same reason, the FIR mode smc-ircc is able to detect the SuperIO  chip but, once found the IrDA subsystem unconfigured, fails to install.

tosh1800-smcinit sets SIR and FIR ioport addresses, DMA and IRQ of the SuperIO chip IrDA subsystem  then powers on the second UART. It also configures the PCI-ISA bridge to decode SIR and FIR ports.  All this configuration work should be rather done into the kernel but it was more practical and safe to make a  small testing tool of it. It can be probably extended to include configuration kludges for other similar  SuperIO and ISA bridge combination.

Testing was carried on a Toshiba Satellite 1800-514 with Linux kernel 2.4.17. I hope this work could be helpful, it was quite funny to do it however.

Options

-a, --skip-decoding-cfg

Skip ISA bridge decoding configuration.

-b, --skip-smc-ircc-cfg

Skip SMC-IRCC configuration.

-v, --vendor=VALUE

Look for the specified ISA bridge PCI vendor ID

-x, --device=VALUE

Look for the specified ISA bridge PCI device ID

-c, --cfgbase=VALUE

Set SMC-IRCC IO cfgbase address. Usual value can be 0x2e.

-s, --sirbase=VALUE

Set SMC-IRCC IO sirbase address. Usual value can be 0x2e8.

-f, --firbase=VALUE

Set SMC-IRCC IO firbase address. Usual value can be 0x2f8.

-m, --dma=VALUE

Set SMC-IRCC DMA channel. Usual value can be 3.

-i, --irq=VALUE

Set SMC-IRCC IRQ. Usual value can be 7.

-p, --print

Print ISA bridge configuration.

-V, --version

Show program version.

-h, --help

Show program options.

Author

This program was made by Daniele Peri <peri@csai.unipa.it>

Credits

SMSC for the downloadable datasheets

Paul Hampson for its Linux IrDA mailing list messages.

Manual page written by Claudiu Costin <claudiuc@kde.org>. Documentation based on original README by Daniele Peri.

See Also

irattach(1),
irdadump(1),
http://lancelot.csai.unipa.it/~peri/ Daniele Peri's home page,
http://irda.sourceforge.net/smcinit/ the SMCINIT package home page.

Referenced By

smcinit(8).

July 2003 0.3 Linux IrDA