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From: Jordi Molina <warp3r@...>
Subject: Re: Gentoo + T40?
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 12:18:27 +0200
First of all,

Centrino CPU speed should be handled by a speed governor daemon  (have
a look at the ACPI guide at

Keep in mind that if you want to have battery for more time, it's
normal that this daemon reduces the CPU if its not used, the same
daemon will raise up the speed as soon as the current speed becames
too low (compiling, i.e.)

So, my recommendations:
- Set up an speed governor
- Get information about how Centrino platform works
- Enjoy :)


On 5/2/05, Cliff Rowley <cliffrowley@...> wrote:
> Greetings fellow Gentoo users :)
> I wonder if anyone could be of assistance.  I am desperately trying to
> get Gentoo playing nicely with my IBM ThinkPad T40, but I am having a
> /serious/ problem that could easily render my laptop inoperable if I
> continue to use it.
> Basically my CPU fan doesn't appear to be spinning up correctly under
> Gentoo (but works as expected under WinXP - dual boot setup), and I
> caught my CPU at 68 degrees yesterday!  Fortunately I noticed before it
> was too late, and used the Pentium M speedstep feature to reduce my CPU
> to 500Mhz, dropping the temperature back down to a comfortable 44 degrees.
> I really don't know what to do.  I've tried every approach I've
> encountered, but nothing seems to be able to keep my CPU temperature
> down without knocking 2/3 off my CPU speed (which is obviously not desired).
> Is there anyone with any words of wisdom on this topic?
> Many thanks in advance :)
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