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Old 01-11-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
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cdrom and cpufreq on kernel 2.6.0

Hi there.

Here's my question. I have compiled the kernel 2.6.0 on my distro (MEPIS linux, based on debian) i followed very precise instructions on how to do it (i'm not a linux guru i might add) and i think i got everything right.

I did it only to have the ACPI and cpufreq options enabled for i am running it on a laptop and now i only have, as far as i can see anyway, two problems:

1- i can't access neither the cdrom or floppy. It says it can't mount it or something. I probably didn't compile that part right in order to recognise the removable disks. What do i do to solve this?

2- the ACPI is working OK, the cpufreq is enabled (when compiling i generally used what the help screens advised), but everytime i hover the mouse over the battery icon it says that i have the same battery time that i had without cpufreq: 1:30 hours.
I also installed cpufreqd to see if that solved the problem but it stays the same.

Can someone help me with these 2 questions?

Thanks in advance
Old 01-14-2004, 01:07 AM   #2
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A lot of the stuff in the kernel 2.6 kernel loads under different module names. Do a lsmod and see if there is anything pointing to the CD-rom drive. If not then you need to load that module (if you indeed did add that while compiling the kernel), that could get your CD-rom drive working. In my case I believe my module is ide-cd.

As for the battery status, I'm not sure only have you tested the battery length for the laptop? Try charging the laptop to maximum capacity and then unplugging it and seeing how long it runs till it turns off. If this time is substantially lower then the time it lasts in windows then your ACPI might not be working right.


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