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I want to try Linux Gentoo on my Presario C700 (I know that that laptop sucks) and i am having a problem. Once i get to Gentoo's live environment my ...
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    Exclamation Gentoo and My CPU Fan


    I want to try Linux Gentoo on my Presario C700 (I know that that laptop sucks) and i am having a problem. Once i get to Gentoo's live environment my cpu fan stops and my laptop gets too hot. So i have to shutdown in the middle of the install!

    According to a dude I know this command will start my fan: /com/deval/cpt.(BIOS HERE)/com/fancu.387

    But that doesn't work. Any ideas? '

    (Note: I have my laptop on my desk with me and am using ssh so i can multi task I LOVE LINUX!)

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    You might want to ensure that you pass "acpi=on" at the LiveCD boot prompt.



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    I have already tried that. Both at boot : "gentoo acpi=on" and in the live bash environment: "acpi=on"

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    ... another suggestion:

    if the fan is detected, ACPI will create a file or files in the /etc/proc/acpi/fan directory.
    You can manipulate the fan(s) by echoing a value (like "on") to the "state" file.
    example:
    Code:
    # echo "on" > /proc/acpi/fan/C266/state



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    Thanks, I will try that

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    Didn't work

    Code:
    livecd ~ # cd /proc/acpi/fan/C266/state
    -bash: cd: /proc/acpi/fan/C266/state: No such file or directory
    livecd ~ # cd /proc/acpi/fan/          
    livecd fan # dir
    livecd fan # tree
    -bash: tree: command not found
    livecd fan # acpi=on
    livecd fan # modprobe acpi
    FATAL: Error inserting acpi_cpufreq (/lib/modules/2.6.19-gentoo-r5/kernel/arch/x86_64/kernel/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.ko): No such device
    livecd fan #

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