LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-03-2008, 07:15 AM   #16
shadowsa
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 149

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
Did you check the BIOS to make sure ACPI is turned on?
i dont have an option for that
 
Old 06-03-2008, 07:27 AM   #17
pinniped
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Location: planet earth
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,732

Rep: Reputation: 50
It is bizarre that you can't access the BIOS and turn on ACPI. What you posted indicates that ACPI is not running; the other possibilities are that the bios has APM instead or that Sony has proprietary software for controlling the fan.

It is also possible that acpi is simply disabled in the kernel by default.
Here are 2 different things to try:

1. Boot the kernel with the extra paramater: acpi=on

2. Boot with the extra parameter: apm=on -- then, install 'apmd'
 
Old 06-03-2008, 01:27 PM   #18
shadowsa
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 149

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
It is bizarre that you can't access the BIOS and turn on ACPI. What you posted indicates that ACPI is not running; the other possibilities are that the bios has APM instead or that Sony has proprietary software for controlling the fan.

It is also possible that acpi is simply disabled in the kernel by default.
Here are 2 different things to try:

1. Boot the kernel with the extra paramater: acpi=on

2. Boot with the extra parameter: apm=on -- then, install 'apmd'
i tryed with acpi=on


here is the result

http://paste.org/index.php?id=3015
 
Old 06-04-2008, 01:33 AM   #19
shadowsa
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 149

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowsa View Post
i tryed with acpi=on


here is the result

http://paste.org/index.php?id=3015
here is the result with apm=on

http://paste.org/index.php?id=3020

apm --verbose gives me
No APM support in kernel

modprobe apm gives
FATAL: Error inserting apm (/lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/kernel/arch/x86/kernel/apm.ko): No such device
 
Old 06-04-2008, 02:16 AM   #20
shadowsa
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 149

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
/etc/init.d/powersaved start
* Starting power management daemon powersaved FATAL: Error inserting speedstep_centrino (/lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/kernel/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/speedstep-centrino.ko): No such device
 
Old 06-04-2008, 02:33 AM   #21
pinniped
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Location: planet earth
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,732

Rep: Reputation: 50
OK, so your post about ACPI shows that it's up and running (when you supply acpi=on). The only other thing you can do (after switching it on) is to play around to see what ACPI functions are supported. Not all hardware of that vintage had a control of the fan speed - does your fan have at least 3 wires on it? If it's only 2 wires, it's not a speed-controllable type. So stick to the 'acpi=on' stuff and play around.

The apm results suggest that APM isn't supported at all on your machine. Ignore the "speedstep" stuff; most CPUs that vintage had no speed control (except for the rare hardware switches to control a clock).
 
Old 06-04-2008, 06:40 AM   #22
shadowsa
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 149

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
problem solved by following instructions from here

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=607614

and crucial was this

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...5&postcount=17
 
Old 06-04-2008, 11:13 AM   #23
Person_1873
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2007
Location: Australia
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 489

Rep: Reputation: 39
this seems like an odd setup, most variable speed fans i've come across, connect into the motherboard and are controlled by a temperature algorithm in the bios, there's generally a setting in the bios to determine the max temperature to let a certain sensor get to before the fan comes in
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
chassis fan speed control (case fan) wastingtime Linux - Hardware 12 12-02-2007 08:08 PM
Newbie - Cant read DVDs on Sony VAIO running Kubuntu johnsan22 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 10-07-2007 12:56 AM
Controlling fan speed according to temperature in Kubuntu 7.04 pashabear Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 05-09-2007 02:00 PM
Installing Kubuntu 5.10 on 2001 Sony VAIO Laptop-Errors knoppixguy Linux - Laptop and Netbook 5 04-15-2006 11:27 AM
howto: control CPU fan speed and Northbridge fan speed? hedpe Linux - Software 2 04-18-2005 03:18 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration