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Old 09-23-2004, 10:45 AM   #1
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powernowd initialization error

I'm trying to get powernowd working on my emachines but having nothing but problems. After I "modprobe powernow-k7" and run "powernowd" I get this error:
kron1-52-140:/home/jacques# powernowd
powernowd: PowerNow Daemon v0.90, (c) 2003-2004 John Clemens
powernowd: Found 1 cpu:
Error writing file governor: Invalid argument
Couldn't get per-cpu data: Illegal seek
PowerNowd encountered and error and could not start.
Please make sure that:
 - You are running a v2.5/v2.6 kernel or later
 - That you have sysfs mounted /sys
 - That you have the core cpufreq and cpufreq-userspace
   modules loaded into your kernel
 - That you have the cpufreq driver for your cpu loaded,
   and that it works. (check dmesg for errors)
If all of the above are true, and you still have problems,
please email the author:
I'm using 2.6.8 kernel this is the output of uname -r : 2.6.8-1-k7. I have sysfs mounted. I am using a precompiled kernel which I hope has those modules loaded in. Is there a way I can check for those, I really don't want to try to compile my own kernel since I've just ran into errors with that so far.

Here's a link to my dmesg output if it helps

Last edited by Mlehliw; 09-23-2004 at 11:08 AM.


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