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Old 03-21-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs down ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [f70180a8] 'on'


I want to monitor the temperature of my CPU etc through linux however I keep getting a load of error messages in dmesg output saying: ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [f70180a8] 'on'.
The only way I can stop this is to blacklist the thermal and fan modules but this obviously don't help me to monitor anything!

I am using slackware 13 current.

Output of lsmod

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
thermal                15096  0 
processor              38600  1 thermal
i915                  151464  1 
drm                   137856  2 i915
snd_seq_dummy           2464  0 
snd_seq_oss            29792  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      5980  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                47984  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            37728  0 
snd_mixer_oss          14300  1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6                  243508  20 
pcmcia                 33772  0 
pcmcia_core            32016  1 pcmcia
lp                      9316  0 
fuse                   54008  1 
snd_emu10k1           135296  0 
snd_rawmidi            19040  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_codec        100128  1 snd_emu10k1
ac97_bus                1372  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                68128  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_device          6088  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_timer              19108  3 snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          7972  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem            3228  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep               6816  1 snd_emu10k1
ppdev                   7200  0 
fan                     4064  0 
snd                    50820  11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
parport_pc             24036  1 
soundcore               5824  1 snd
psmouse                41676  0 
intel_agp              25628  1 
parport                30700  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
r8169                  32416  0 
rtc_cmos               10124  0 
i2c_i801                8784  0 
rtc_core               15992  1 rtc_cmos
thermal_sys            10756  3 thermal,processor,fan
agpgart                29256  3 drm,intel_agp
rtc_lib                 2332  1 rtc_core
serio_raw               5024  0 
button                  5708  0 
mii                     4380  1 r8169
evdev                   9152  6 
sg                     24912  0 
hwmon                   2104  1 thermal_sys
and /proc/cpuinfo

Code:
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 23
model name      : Pentium(R) Dual-Core  CPU      E6300  @ 2.80GHz
stepping        : 10
cpu MHz         : 2799.476
cache size      : 2048 KB
physical id     : 0
siblings        : 2
core id         : 0
cpu cores       : 2
apicid          : 0
initial apicid  : 0
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 13
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm xsave lahf_lm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
bogomips        : 5598.95
clflush size    : 64
power management:

processor       : 1
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 23
model name      : Pentium(R) Dual-Core  CPU      E6300  @ 2.80GHz
stepping        : 10
cpu MHz         : 2799.476
cache size      : 2048 KB
physical id     : 0
siblings        : 2
core id         : 1
cpu cores       : 2
apicid          : 1
initial apicid  : 1
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 13
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm xsave lahf_lm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
bogomips        : 5599.47
clflush size    : 64
power management:


Any help would really be appreciated!!!
 
Old 04-05-2010, 06:24 AM   #2
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Is this a laptop ? If it is, use the 'acpi.power_nocheck=1' boot option, because this is probably just a "fake fan" cause by a BIOS bug.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/354085

However, do make sure the fans are running ok, it's better to be safe than sorry.
 
Old 06-19-2010, 06:41 AM   #3
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Hi,
No it is a desktop machine.

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