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Old 07-17-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: FC5 & Slack 10.2
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dirs in /proc/acpi empty

I am currently having problems with my toshiba a75s231 overheating, I want to force the fans to run at full speed all the time instead of just when its under high load, I tried the command:

[root@anibis proc]# echo "force_on:1" > /proc/acpi/fan
bash: /proc/acpi/fan: Is a directory

when I checked the dir it is empty, is there a module I need to install to control my fans?

I am currently running FC5 2.6.17-1.2157

thanks in advance
Old 07-18-2006, 02:37 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim
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you can try setting your governer to the performance mode
echo "performance" > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governer
that should set the fan to full speed and the processor too.


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