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Old 03-13-2007, 11:04 PM   #1
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How to turn off console warning messages

I'm trying to find out how to turn off the cosole warning messages because they just keep appearing once they started and are just plain annoying, when my computer has been turned on for a while the following message will appear:

Message from syslogd@localhost at Tue Mar 13 00:14:45 2007 ...
localhost kernel: CPU0: Temperature above threshold

Message from syslogd@localhost at Tue Mar 13 00:14:46 2007 ...
localhost kernel: CPU0: Running in modulated clock mode

I know I should turn off the PC at this point to give the PC some rest, but just for the sake of this question, how do you keep these messages from popping up? I'm running the CentOS distro with kernel version 2.6.9.-42-EL.

Thank you all in advance!

Old 03-13-2007, 11:11 PM   #2
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I don't know if you can, but you certainly don't want to.

Check your processor fans, and make sure that the threshold in the BIOS is set to an appropriate value. Sometimes, this may be set too low.

If you start getting this message - turn your computer off and let it rest. You may damage it if you don't.

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you may acheive that by editing /etc/syslog.conf and changing the output of the following
# Everybody gets emergency messages
*.emerg *

instead of the * as the output destination you can change that only to /var/log/messages.

let me know if it works
Old 03-16-2007, 01:41 PM   #4
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Thank you windycity_linux, it seems to work and last night my machine has been very quiet after having been on for a long time. I also found the machine is not overheating or anything, it's just that the threshold has been set too low.

Thank you once again.




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