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Bug#649253: eeepc-wmi does not seem to adjust fan speed, but prevents use of fancontrol

found 649253 linux/3.5.2-1~experimental.1


Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:

> I tried the latest kernel from experimental, but as expected, there is no 
> difference.

Marking so.  Thanks for the quick feedback.

> For those, who are interested, I advise not to use eeepc-wmi, as doing so, the
> fan will NOT speed up, even when the cpu is getting hot. To say correct: It is
> speeding up, but only a very little bit! You may overheat your cpu.

To spell this out for me: if you blacklist eeepc-wmi in
/etc/modprobe.d, does the fan start to behave correctly, or do you
also need to tell the kernel to respond TRUE to OSI(Linux) queries
to mimic the pre-2.6.23 situation?  Please do attach "acpidump"

> In my case I can use the workaround, and doing development for a single person
> is really(!) too much of a good thing!

I doubt you are the only one using this machine, and more importantly,
adding a quirk to work around it would help kernel developers to see
what has been discovered about this family of machines.

> Otherwise I will be pleased, when I can help with some testing.

I'll be happy to write a patch to test that adds a quirk, but first,
please provide the information listed before ("acpidump" output, and
behavior without acpi_osi=Linux when eeepc-wmi is not loaded).

Thanks again for your help,

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