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Old 11-09-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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laptop with AMD mobile sempron cpu probs


I've just bought this laptop Aspire 1362LMi. which came with winxp home. on my desktop i already have linux installed, and i am pretty used to it, so it's hard to move back to windows. Therefore i wanna install SuSe on my laptop.

I encounter a few problems, all related to powermanagement. I tried the suse 9.2 live evaluation cd (but also tried with ubuntu linux installed on the laptop, which gave me the same problems)

But give me the same problems. I think due to acpi problems.

first of all, this laptop comes with a AMD mobile sempron 2800+ processor ( K8) So ofcourse i tried the powernow-k8 module.

In dmesg it gives me the error :

powernow-k8: vid trans failed, vid 0x3, curr 0x4
powernow-k8: transition frequency failed

This processor has 2 frequencies, 800 and 1600. the processor keeps running on 1600 mhz.

Also the cpu fan keeps spinning, even when the laptop is pretty much idle.

Anyone here that uses a mobile sempron processor, and has no problems and or fixed this problem?

Anyone can give me a url for powermanagement strategies or how to fix problems with acpi??

Thanks a lot in advance for any response.


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