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Old 01-04-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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ACPI Thermal Monitor Error


ACPI randomly reads the core temperature incorrectly, causing it shut down because it reaches critical temperature. Is there either a way to turn the thermal monitor off without completely turning off ACPI or something that will do the same things as ACPI without the same bugs?
 
Old 01-05-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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I think that this feature is contained in the kernel module "thermal".
Disable it by opening a root shell and issuing "rmmod thermal".
The directory /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/ should be present before "rmmod", and be deleted afterwards.
 
Old 01-05-2010, 11:20 AM   #3
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I looked for that and it wasn't there. I also don't have a directory acpi in /proc, so I'm not even sure how it's working. If it helps I run Fedora 12.

Is there a way to disable the kernel panic shutdown for overheating? I can monitor the temperature manually without it forcing me to shutdown.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 02:20 PM   #4
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Somehow the acpi directory was recently created. I'm not sure how that happened but it is now there. I still don't have the thermal module loaded, so I can't remove it to stop thermal monitoring by acpi. Is there another way to disable ACPI thermal monitoring?
 
Old 01-06-2010, 02:33 PM   #5
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I don't know about other ways, maybe some option in the BIOS setup regarding temperature thresholds?
 
Old 01-08-2010, 03:32 PM   #6
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I have looked for that before in BIOS but I haven't been able to find it. I don't think that's the problem though.

Does anyone else know of a way to stop ACPI thermal monitoring in Fedora without completely disabling it?
 
Old 01-12-2010, 08:45 AM   #7
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I was able to find a BIOS update for my computer, and that seems to have fixed the problem.

If anyone knows why ACPI may have randomly stopped working and gotten this error a post here may help someone else who may be getting this problem and doesn't have a BIOS update.
 
  


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