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Old 04-07-2006, 10:54 AM   #1
akasa
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/proc/acpi/fan is empty and the fan always work


Hi! I'm a new linux user. I've installed Suse 10.0 on my Fujitsu-Siemens M1439G and I have a problem with the fan: it always work. I have this cat results:
1)linux:/proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM # cat cooling_mode
<setting not supported>
2)linux:/proc/acpi/fan
empty

but acpi module seems to be load:
[...]
cpufreq_ondemand 6044 1
cpufreq_userspace 4444 0
cpufreq_powersave 1792 0
speedstep_centrino 7508 1
freq_table 4612 1 speedstep_centrino
[...]
fan 4996 1
thermal 14472 0
processor 24512 2 speedstep_centrino,thermal
[...]
and the frequency changes dinamically.

How can I configure the fan?

Thanks to all and excuse me for my bad english.
Bye
 
Old 04-08-2006, 01:02 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, Fujitsu does not appear to be very Linux friendly, and has not made the information available to the community so that the functionality can be coded (see this kernel bug).

I suggest you write to Fujitsu to express your displeasure.
 
  


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