This is a problem which I could not yet find solution for.
Few days ago, I checked my system monitor to find that the process kacpid eats around 40% of my CPU. I googled for its solution but in vain. 2 posts on ubuntuforums and 1 on linux questions, thats it. All ultimately blaming module thermal and suggesting to reinstall(which is a taunting task!, one week to get my ubuntu in its shape as it is now!
). I worked out some things myself and have got some sound but weird observations.
I would request the geeks to kindly note down an interesting observation which I tried.
After banging my head with the problem for 2 days, I started the kernel in recovery mode. After that, the kacpid problem was over.
(Hey, it is a must read for those who had posted about kacpid eating 98% cpu and hard disk. Recovery mode does solve the problem, if it is the same in both the cases.
). For days, no problems at all. Eth goes fine.
Now I have got dual boot desky with me, and I boot into XP once in a while.
WHEN I SHUTDOWN XP, THE KACPID STARTS EATING CPU AGAIN. I have to got the recovery mode again to free my cpu usage.
I still can't make out much out of it as to why our dear ubuntu will have a problem with XPs shutdown. (I don't know whether the problem is of XP shutdown or ubuntu kacpid or that of grub(sounds weird but I gave it a thought too!). I have been checking this for more than 2 weeks. The story repeats itself every time.
Thanks in advance.