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From: Marco Calviani <marco.calviani@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Re: [gentoo-user] Problem with CPU temperature (Santa Rosa CPU)
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 20:08:55
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Re: [gentoo-user] Problem with CPU temperature (Santa Rosa CPU) by Marco Calviani
  just for information, i report that i've filed a bug on bugzilla:


On 10/13/07, Marco Calviani <marco.calviani@×××××.com> wrote:
> Beso, > 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, > m > > On 10/13/07, Beso <givemesugarr@×××××.com> 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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