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On 10/13/07, Marco Calviani <marco.calviani@...> wrote:
> yes i'm always staying in powersave mode...... but in any case the
> CPU temperature tends to increase. I hope that the ACPI guys will work
> on this (hoping i'm not the only one experiencing these problems). The
> fans unfortunately are masked to the user in most Acer laptops, and
> they are controlled fully by ACPI.
> Thanks again,
> On 10/13/07, Beso <givemesugarr@...> wrote:
> > i think that you'll have to wait a little more and always stay aware when
> > using the pc till acpi supports it.
> > i'd recommend to stay on powersave when using the processor extensively so
> > that you'd not incur in hardware errors and failures. and it the fan is not
> > starting try to modify it by command prompt via echo "on" >
> > /proc/acpi/fan/..
> > this will work at least the thermal doesn't reach the state when it would
> > stop the fan, but since you don't have that point and that you cannot read
> > temperature starting it via echo "on" should always stay on. you'd have some
> > noise maybe, but you'd be sure that the processor would not run overheat.
> > and hope that the acpi people would fix that in the near future.
> > i'm sorry for not being able to help you more.
> > and as an advice for the future: before getting a notebook in the future
> > have some surf on the web to see if it's fully supported by linux (acer
> > sells linux only notebooks actually but only from taiwan). i had my linux
> > notebook not working with linux for 5-6 months and yet i had to change the
> > wireless since it wasn't supported after almost 2 years. for what i know
> > dell, hp and compaq are quite well supported.
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