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Old 05-05-2004, 03:44 AM   #1
jkassemi
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ACPI enabled... what about Powernow?


Hello all,

I've just enabled ACPI through Grub.... my specs are below... I got my battery monitor working now, but I'd like to figure out how to work with the fan and cpu... I'm a newbie, so I don't even know if I know what I'm talking about. Problem is simply that my computer is running hotter and louder than it did with Windows. I'd like to know how to load Powernow K7 or K8, if that's relevant. I tried the cpufreq stuff but it told me the command wasn't found. If somebody could help with some commands and a step-by-step I'd appreciate it...

Yeah, I'd really like to know how to grab my temperatures and stuff.... just all the processor stuff.

Thank you,

James

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Old 05-22-2004, 05:01 AM   #2
JamesSs
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Unhappy Same Problem here!!Please guys help Us!!

Hi there James...

I've got the same problem!with an Hp Pavilion ze4416ea (I'm italian...not from US
Same configuration I think...last BIOS upgrade..KAM 1.58
Radeon IGP...320m (3d not supported...)
AthlonXP 2400+
512 mb...yeah..yeah..bla..bla....bla..BUT!!
This laptop (as many other HP models..) has known to have many configuration problems with old linux distro!!some of theme you can resolve by simply upgrading to a recent version..yeasterday I've bought SUsE9.1 but my ACPI problems unfortunately where not resolved!! I'm a linux newbie just like you...

.....so.....
PLEASE SOMEONE CAN HELP US???MY NOTEBOOK IS MELTING DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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512 MB DDR
AMD AthlonXP 2400+

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Old 05-22-2004, 05:51 AM   #3
Shah
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Is your kernel compiled with intel based processor or amd?

I remember when I recompiled my kernel with amd based processor and powernow etc, my laptop went quieter.

Let me know.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
JamesSs
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Please can you describe me how to recompile my kernel with Amd based processor??
I'm running Suse 9.1 with Kernel 2.6.4-54.5 default...Do you mean I must patch my kernel??or...what else??I didn't understand...

And what about buggy bios???...

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Old 05-23-2004, 12:15 AM   #5
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Nope, no patching invloved as all the neccessary things are in the kernel sources and options. Usually distrobutions now come with ready kernels for different systems.

Such as Slackware 9.1 came with compiled kernel one with apm and one with acpi.

I don't know if there is one precompiled with amd processor, for I recompiled my kernel with those options in it.

I am not going to explain how to compile your kernel for there should already be alot of posts and how to's and tutorials and guides etc on how to compile your kernel,
I am not going to add on to that when I am not even an expert in compiling for I have certain problems too, and I frequently read tutorials when I have time.

Did you buy suse? If you bought it recenlty weren't you suppose to have 30 days support or something?

Well if now I recommend you to look for a precompiled kernel on your installation media that has all the amd options in it if not you probably need to compile your kernel with them selected.

If you need to compile your kernel then search for a tutorial or guide on how to compile your kernel on suse, which is infact the same as you would on anyother system although there might be certian things you need to know in regards to your distro (SUSE).
And use the config file for the kernel you are using right now and use the kernel source version of the kernel you are using now.
That way you load that particular config file and make the neccessary changes to it.

There are heaps of post on linuxquestions.org in response to compiling your kernel, so search it up, I can help you with certain questions you might have for I know how scary it was the first time I compiled my kernel. Just make sure your current kernel is not gotten rid off just as a back up to boot up again so you need to add an entry for your current kernel as the back up kernel in grub or lilo what ever the boot manager your using is.

Sorry about the novel I just wrote,

Don't fear the kernel, it can smell fear, if you show it love it too will show it back.
I guess what I just said made sense, I am really tired I got an exam tomorrow.

See how you go

Sahand
 
Old 05-23-2004, 12:24 AM   #6
Shah
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Here is two posts from the Slackware forum, I assume suse has no special method of compiling your kernel?

For newbies
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=49035

Compile guide for slackware users to 2.6.0 I think.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=127095
 
Old 05-23-2004, 04:57 AM   #7
JamesSs
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Talking

Thank you very much Shah!!

you are very friendly and clear in your posts....this is a good thing!!
Ok very well!!you give me a great idea, ^_^ I've tried to find a modified kernel (Something with andvanced amd support or acpi...)inside my Suse package list..and guess what!!????..............

I've found it!!!YEAHHH!!!!I've installed all Source Kernel Packages (About 500 MB ) and now my laptop is running quiter than ever!!!there is a perfect ACPI support in my linux distro!!!much much much better than the windows one...

Another big thanks for your links..their seems to be very usefoul for a newbie just like me!!!

JamesSs

In order to end...
laptop hp Pavilion ZE4416EA
ATi chipset IPG 320M
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ Mobile
Suse Linux 9.1 Professional
 
Old 05-23-2004, 08:41 AM   #8
Shah
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Thats no problem, it's good to know that I helped you out,
Thaks for your compliments, glad to have helped,
Everyone goes through trials and difficulties and it's about giving a helping
hand to those that follow, or else humanity would still be living in caves,
I am not sure if we would have invented stuff or not, maybe every cave would
have had it's own inventions and creations and never had shared it to other caves,
hmm, a world where everyone only thinks about themselves only, now thats scary,

Hmm lets not let that happen...



Regards

Sahand
 
Old 05-27-2004, 04:53 PM   #9
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JamesS

I am really impressed that your problem got solved by just installing kernel sources.
Typically you will have to install the compiled kernel to see any benefits.

But I assume when it installed the kernel sources, it probably installed additional packages which in turn helped getting the acpi to work well.

Anyways.. as long as it works, everyone is happy.
 
  


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