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Old 05-25-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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installing ACPI


I'am trying to install slackware onto my laptop (its a Toshiba Satellite P15-S479).
I downloaded the 3 install cd's of slackware-11.0 and went through the standard install procedure. Everything was up except for acpi, which i need to turn on the fans and monitor my battery status.

So how do i get acpi installed. can someone give me some instructions please.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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kernel is 2.4 or 2.6?

try uname -a

if 2.6

1. maybe some special module exists for your Toshiba?
2. try modprobe battery and modrpobe fan (why you want to "play" with the fans? I don't find it necessary..)

It seems that you din't investigate on the internet :-)
http://www.scalifash.com/Toshiba/P15-S479.html

And you will not have major problems with hardware.

Last edited by ludist; 05-25-2007 at 07:04 PM.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 11:44 PM   #3
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the kernel is 2.4

I did look at the article u mentioned and also tried ubuntuu 7.04, everything worked fine, but i dont like ubuntuu much. I dont wanna play with the fans, when the system is running i dont think the fans are running ( though they work when windows is running) so i thought acpi or apm comtrols it, and i dont think either is installed with the standard slackware install
 
Old 05-25-2007, 11:57 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ludist
kernel is 2.4 or 2.6?

try uname -a

if 2.6

1. maybe some special module exists for your Toshiba?
2. try modprobe battery and modrpobe fan (why you want to "play" with the fans? I don't find it necessary..)

It seems that you din't investigate on the internet :-)
http://www.scalifash.com/Toshiba/P15-S479.html

And you will not have major problems with hardware.
You must not have owned a Toshiba before...the same thing happens with mine and others I know that own Toshibas. He has to "play" with the fans because they aren't functioning...so yeah, its necessary. You may also want to consider that he may not be using 2.6 and may have a reason to not run 2.6, although I don't know how old his laptop is.

Last edited by unixfool; 05-28-2007 at 09:55 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2007, 06:28 PM   #5
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@unixfool, it's true, never owned Toshiba.

I am amazed that you must control the fans, I found this dangerous and... noisy.

Anyway, I think in kernel there is Toshiba Extras, he have to modprobe that module, right?

I installed today Slack-11 on Toshiba, maybe more info is on the way. So I have to manually turn-on the fans? (!)

*Maybe* you can check you temperature with cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THM0/temperature (if module thermal is loaded). I *suppose* the fans will work after 70celsius, check with SpeedFan in Windows..
 
  


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