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!)
Live long and code strong,
You might want to ensure that you pass "acpi=on" at the LiveCD boot prompt.
I have already tried that. Both at boot : "gentoo acpi=on" and in the live bash environment: "acpi=on"
... 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.
# echo "on" > /proc/acpi/fan/C266/state
Thanks, I will try that :)
Didn't work :(
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 #