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Old 02-05-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
LILLY4117
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Exclamation gentoo lapt. overheating? shuts down, fan's manic


I have a P4 2,4Ghz Laptop with 512M ram and a mobility radeon 9000 with 128 mb ram. Ive run win Xp for about 6 months without any hardware malfunctioning. (still runs, i dualboot)
a couple of days ago i installed gentoo with the 2.4.20 kernel without any problems detected except this;
after about 30 minutes the fans go wild and the laptop is obviously overheatend. After 10-30 more minutes the computer shuts down. (to protect the hardware i guess).

The problem repeats itself and i have absolutely no idea what to do, please help as i dont know where to look for info on this one.
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Old 02-05-2004, 05:26 PM   #2
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A laptop as recent as that will probably want ACPI support in the kernel to fully take advantage of your hardware (keeping it cool, resuming and stuff like that). I suggest you search these forums on discussions about ACPI on laptops (there are quite a few) and see what applies to you.


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Old 02-07-2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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The release notes for Fedora Core 1 mention "laptop mode" which is now native in Fedora that limits hard drive access to batches. Hope there is something like that in Gentoo!
 
Old 02-08-2004, 10:21 PM   #4
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The kernel i used (created by genkernel from gentoo-sources) did not have the support for powermanagment that i needed for my laptop.
ive looked around for other kernelsources possibly better for my machine but i find little info on wich one is best for a laptopuser.
should i try and compile my own kernel? (would be the first time)
 
Old 02-08-2004, 11:18 PM   #5
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This would be new territory for me to. Since the Apple kernel Darwin is open source maybe a help to look at that. Mac OS X is based on Unix BSD. I am thinking of a total conversion to FreeBSD myself.
 
  


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