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Half_Elf 03-25-2005 09:40 PM

Broken Acpi thermal sensors

I have a strange problem with my old laptop, the thermal acpi sensors seems to be aging and it often (once a day?) send horribly wrong information about heat saying that my laptop temperature is over 300 celcius, which is obliviously _wrong_. Usually, but not all the time (?), the acpi thermal react shutdowning my laptop the dramatic way. Note that Lm_sensors gives me correct value.
I'm looking for a way to shut up the little b... so I dont fear about loosing my work due to a dramatic shutdown. Like _ANY_ way. If someone know a way to just unplug/remove the thing from the motherboard, it would be fine . Or anything less drastic, maybe there's a piece of code I haven't found yet I could change?
Any idea?

foo_bar_foo 03-25-2005 09:59 PM

in the acpi section of the kernel there is a config option
if you don't include that driver in the kernel i think problem solved
or your laptop will melt a hole in your desk ?

Half_Elf 03-25-2005 10:18 PM

naaa it's not that simple. I already tried but when the acpi thermal isn't included/loaded, I think the call are sent directly to BIOS, mean the laptop shutdown itself when it thinks it overheats, instead of calling some "panic" linux shutdown. In any case, it is worst :(

Sorry I should have mentionned this.

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