List Archive: gentoo-laptop
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linux itself dose not impliment ACPI the kernel only gives the
interface to use it so even after you have your hole system installed
it wont controle the ACPI by itself there are programs like acpid and
cpudyn that will do that for you
what happens is that some componys put the controling fetures of ACPI
directly in the BIOS and the BIOS controles the hole thing
On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 04:31:45 +0000, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
> ---------- Forwarded Message from Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. <"Boyd Stephen Smith
> Jr." <bss03@...>>: ----------
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Wich kernel to use for a laptop.
> Date: Sunday 21 November 2004 12:20 am
> From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss03@...>
> To: email@example.com
> On Saturday 20 November 2004 10:43 pm, Random <Random <cja2@...>> wrote:
> > My question is: is there a kernel patchset designed for laptop users, or
> > is there one that works specially fine with them?
> Ever since I installed gentoo on my laptop I've been running
> gentoo-dev-sources, without any additional patches. I did try out
> mm-sources, so I could get reiser4 support, but resizing reiser4 filesystems
> is not implemented (at ALL) which is a game breaker for me. [I use LVM to
> only grow my filesystems as they need it.]
> > Please answer, if you use gentoo with a laptop tell me about your
> > experiences.
> I did, and I guess still do, have issues with my laptop overheating because
> gentoo/linux wasn't smart enough to automatically drop the voltage/speed of
> my processor. [During initial emerging I would routinely used Ctrl-Z to
> suspend the emerge and the the procesor cool off.]
> Part of the problem could be my gateway laptop. Gateway is known for writing
> the bios-level ACPI information in a format that only MS compilers/kernels
> will understand. With the right kernel options, I was about to manually
> monitor my heat and manually change the speed/voltage of the processor
> via /proc/acpi.
> Rather than fix my BIOS and/or install more sophisticated tools, I wrote a
> little bash script to check my heat every few seconds and adjust the
> processor. I added it to /etc/conf.d/local.st* and am still using it, months
> Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. <bss03@...>
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