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IBM Thinkpad running hot!

Postby Dual Core » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:51


I have an IBM Thinkpad T60p that I am running sabayon on. I have realized that while running sabayon linux the system runs really hot. Is there a way for me to monitor and control the temperature of the system? Maybe by controlling the fan?

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Re: IBM Thinkpad running hot!

Postby watson540 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:33

check out the contents of /proc/acpi for info

for example, to find the temperature of your box you would type 'cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature'

so on and so forth...for trip points, replace the relvant lines, etc etc..

EDIT: You should also check this says it supports additional acpi functions that the generic ones dont, sounds right for you but ymmv, as i have noexperience with it or if its depracated or not.

but to give you an idea of what you need to be googling for (and how i found that site)...the terms i used were 'ibm thinkpad acpi fan linux'

okay good luck :)
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Re: IBM Thinkpad running hot!

Postby phlo » Fri Feb 15, 2008 15:54

useing an R61 with SL 3.5 loop1.

Everything works greate. Even suspend to ram and disk does work.

Nice job guys !!!

Keep it up this way.
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