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Old 08-24-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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Question Can't edit state file.


When trying to edit the file /proc/acpi/fan/FAN1/state I get the following message when saving:

"/proc/acpi/fan/FAN1/state" E509: Cannot create backup file (add ! to override)
Hit ENTER or type command to continue

I'm try to change file from:
status off

to

status on

As my laptop keeps overheating and shutting down.

Any answers?

Help
 
Old 08-24-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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Try as root?

What make and model is it, btw?

If it's an evo there should be a BIOS fix for the
fscked-up ACPI support available...


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Old 08-24-2004, 04:30 PM   #3
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I have tried as root. Same problem. It is a Toshiba A65-S126 (Satellite). I have tried to remove the file also...with no luck.
 
  


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