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Bug#358288: linux-image-2.6.16-1-686: Cannot load module acpi-cpufreq with 2.6.16 on ThinkPad X41

On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 12:13 +0100, Johannes Adams wrote:

> > Linux kernel version 2.6.16 broke cpufreq support for me. I can no
> > longer load the module acpi-cpufreq, which means that software such as
> > cpufreqd doesn't work.
> I had the same problem on a MSI s260 (Medion version). Loading the
> modules speedstep-centrino instead of acpi-cpufreq solved it for me.
> Without being too much into it, I could imagine it hase something to do
> with this patch: http://lwn.net/Articles/170568/
> Especially the last part is interesting: "For Linux it means that on
> systems which could run either the acpi-cpufreq or speedstep-centrino
> drivers, only the (preferred) speedstep-centrino driver will load and
> acpi-cpufreq will not load.  The possible side-effect is if somebody
> configures only the non-preferred acpi-cpufreq, it will not load."
> I hope this helps.

Yes, it helped. Thanks!

This bug could probably be marked INVALID or similar. Perhaps there
should be a note i NEWS.gz about the change.

> Apart from that: thanks a lot to the kernel maintainers that they got
> 2.6.16 so fast in debian! Great!



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