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Old 12-05-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Toshiba with Intel i3 and ACPI=off


Hey guys,
I installed Crunchbang distro on my Toshiba Satellite L650-14F, and the only reason to recognize multiple cores was to turn ACPI=off on boot.
Guys on the forum tell me I should upgrade to unstable kernel to fix it, so I am wondering, what are the possible consequences? I mean, it works...? Unless it's gonna explode I don't care, cuz the cooler on the processor is working atm.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Turning ACPI of will have many weird side-effect, like CPU frequency scaling not working, power-saving modes not working, ... . This can lead to overheating the system, so it is not at all recommended to run a laptop like that. This is usually not a problem on desktop machines, since the have magnitudes better cooling.
Rather than asking what can go wrong you should open a thread for your real problem, describing exactly what the problem is with which hard- and software and what you have already tried to fix the problem.
 
  


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