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Re: CPU fan, CPU speed control

On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 02:37:51PM -0600, Dan Davison wrote:
> I tried this with APM options enabled in my kernel compilation, and now
> I've enabled ACPI options as well and get the same response. How do I
> enable CPU frequency control in this case?

Use ACPI /or/ APM. Don't try to run them both at the same time. Did you
apt-get install acpid and apt-get remove apmd?

> And BTW, is there any chance that the fan will turn off or slow down a bit
> at lower CPU speeds (Do they (always) have a thermostat or something?)

You may have a busted DSDT (I think that's the right acronym). I have an
Acer Travelmate 630. The fan sort of plays nicely, but it is not
controlled by ACPI due to bugs on Acer's part. The fan is /quieter/ when
I'm using ACPI (rather than APM), but it's still on almost all of the

Hope that helps,

Emma Jane Hogbin
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