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Old 02-24-2005, 03:57 AM   #1
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is it dangerous to disable acpi in mandrake?

i have compaq r3050us, and mandrake causes fan to spin like crazy, i updated klaptop and using profiles, but when i am in powersave cpu goes to something like 300 mhz (laptop is 2.8 ghz)
so i was wondering if it is dangerous to disable acpi in the boot, because i tried for a short session fan was working properly, and in general laptop is on power plug anyways

any help is appreciated

Old 02-24-2005, 06:03 AM   #2
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acpi or not

hello vehakki

I have run laptops with and without acpi. And my experiance is that there is no
harm done to the laptop either way. You may get more control over stuff with
acpi working.

From what I have seen, the circuits in the laptop take care of the battery, no matter
what you do, or what OS you have it running.

By the way, being able to throttle the CPU down to 300Mhz should eliminate some
heat. I will have to try that out myself.
Old 02-24-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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Thank you for answer Guzzi
i do not mind using acpi under mandrake,
it is just that i get either 350 ghz (too slow) or 2800 ghz. At 2.8ghz fan never stops and make so much noise even nothing except underlying services. i even tried to disable many services.
without acpi (which i did disable from lilo boot settings) it seems to work normal and makes normal noise. Thou it felt like after mandrake klaptop update it got tiny bit better
Old 03-18-2005, 06:00 PM   #4
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mandrake won't load

Hi, in Mandrake I unchecked Enable ACPI and checked Force No ACPI. Now, I cannot boot Mandrake 10.1 normally. I am not experienced enough to know how to change these options from the shell. If I could just get a file name, where the bootload options are located, I might be able to figure it out, thanks.

UPDATE: I found the file /etc/lilo.conf I think, but it still won't work. Here is my append line...

append="acpi=on resume=/dev/hdc6"

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