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Right now im using a [Laptop Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D 2,4ghz p4 Gentoo 2005.1], I have finished installing from the cd-rom and I am now about to emerge kde. Kde is big and takes alot of time, but after 5 or less minutes my laptop just shuts down!!
There are no error-messages no warnings no nothing!! It just goes down!
This HAS happened before with Windows XP SP2 when I would play games over LAN/IPX, but all help I got that time was an invitation to a forum debating over which virus-scan to use...oh well
I am able to emerge smaller things like dhcpcd and such, but why is it that when I did the whole gentoo-installation that took about 4 hours emerging and mounting that it never shutted down a single time, is it really a temperature problem like this thread ->
or does it have to do with memory-crashes and such things?
I tried to search www.google.com/linux and it turns out that Toshiba-laptops are experiencing the same problem and they state that it has to do with temperature, but if so then what can I do?? Any cheap ways of solution?? thx!
are you using apm/apci? check the kernel for that.. lsmod can help you..
when it shuts down, which temperature you have?
do you hear the fan working?
did you try using some cooling device?
how did you install your kernel? genkernel?
i don't know if you did already but gentoo power management guide can help you a lot. it describes each step and possibility concerning acpi - what i suppose that you are using.
hope it helps.
Originally posted by Wiz22 I dont know the name of the kernel-config file! neither did I remember if I used genkernel or if I manually installed it :\ how do I check these things? thx!!1
the name of the file is
you don't know if you compiled the kernel yourself or if you used genkernel? sorry to tell you that, but this is really bad.
imho, gentoo is not that easy. and the kernel is the heart of your system. what probably happened is that you built a weird kernel and now your laptop can't do nothing against an
read the installation manual from gentoo.
pay attention in what you are doing.
i have no idea what "genkernel" gives to you. yeah, i run gentoo also but i have a standard .config file.
advice: restart from the beggining and, if you want to use gentoo, read the excellent gentoo documentation.
and apm as well, apm seems to be disabled or *not set* while most things in acpi seems to be set, whats disabled is for Toshiba and IBM computers...could it be apm then?
Gentoo has a good reputation when it comes to installation, if you screw up you can always go back and fix it, right? so in worst case ill just have to boot up the gentoo CD-installer and look around things from there, but the problem is I don't really know what to look for except .config you just mentioned :9
what exactly you see when you grep your .config file for acpi?
are "they" modules or builtin compiled?
do you run any daemon? does your bios support/uses apm?
i say it again: everything that i will tell you it is written in the gentoo power management guide.
i think your fan is not working correct.
in the worst case i would find a coolling device system: a bag full of ice and put your laptop over.
you are welcome !!!
well done with the ice-brick!! LOL..
that is the spirit. gentoo is well known for its documentation. you will find a lot of help here in this forum also.