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Old 06-23-2009, 10:03 PM   #16
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Yes, it's toshiba_acpi. It's a module that provides support for a few useful functions on several Toshiba models (not on all, though).

Q: What kernel do you use, currently?

Because: If you use one of the "huge" kernels, this would explain the error message you see, as the huge kernels have just about everything compiled into them. If you use the generic kernel, as suggested in the documentation, you should be able to load the module without the need to recompile your kernel.

As I said, I own an old Toshibal laptop, too, and the only thing I compile on it is the Agere softmodem driver, nothing else. It shouldn't be necessary for your hardware, too.

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Toshiba satellite laptops don't support this module, I get the same error too
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You may also wish to consider graphics card and driver.
Old 06-25-2009, 02:51 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by CrowTRobot View Post
When I acutally try to view the temperature, /proc/acpi/thermal_zone is empty. Is there anywhere else the thermal data could be?
Try running gkrellm from the terminal. You can configure it to monitor your CPU and GPU temps, as well as RAM and swap usage and other things. The gkrellm program is included with a default Slackware install.


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