no acpi on presario 1700?
I have a Compaq 1700 (17xl470) and try to get it running on suse. I tried 8.2 and 9.0 but with both I canīt get the acpi working. I tried with acpi=force apm=off pci=nonacpi but it doesnīt want to work. Iīm rather new with Linux, so I donīt know what to do anymore and donīt want to go back to XP...
Hereīs what I found out till today:
My Bios seems to be on a Blacklist, but others have managed to get it running. Iīd really need Battery-Status, a possibility to regulate the Prozessorspeed and it would be nice if the Machine could turn off by it self when shutting it down :)
Here some links that I found:
I already checked the manuals on tuxmobil but I only found one for 2.4.20 which I dont use in suse 9 and my linux-knowledge is far to bad to follow the instructions...
I really need this thing working, cause I have to write c for university on it as code from widows is not really running on the unix-machines in our institute. But without acpi I donīt see a chance to do so, cause the CPU-fan isnīt working at all (machine getīs really hot and it wonīt come up any time) and I sometimes have to operate on batteries which isnīt really easy without knowing the status of your bat-pack and you cpu running on full speed all the time...
I really hope someone can help me!!!!!!
As I already mentioned my linux knowlegde isnīt to great, but Iīm willing and a fast lerner if you give me a chance. but please no comments like "compile your kernel like always" cause I havenīt done it once! I dindīt even know there was something like a Kernel at all?!?!?!
Iīm open for all sugestions, if a new Distribution might help I can get every one around, but a new Laptop (due to lack of money) is out of the question...
Thanks for reading (and hopefully your helping answers),