is acpi working well ?

Rui Paulo rpaulo at
Tue Dec 30 23:55:43 UTC 2008

On 30 Dec 2008, at 23:49, Daniel Leal wrote:

> Well, the hw.acpi.thermal is not shown in the sysctl hw.acpi list.  
> Maybe that means that my MB does not have that kind of sensor. But  
> if not, is there a way to control the CPU fan speed according to CPU  
> work? It seams to me that the CPU fan is always with the same  
> velocity. And when I had windows installed in this laptop I remember  
> that when some complicated apps were running the sound of the fan  
> was different.
> Regarding the battery, do do you think that with the following list  
> I can monitor the charge and be sure that I will not have an  
> unexpected shutdown if I run my laptop just on battery?

Try sysctl dev.cpu.
Hopefully, you'll be able to set the cpu frequency you want.
For a more dynamic change, try using powerd(1). Just enable it in /etc/ 
rc.conf and then run "/etc/rc.d/powerd start"

Rui Paulo

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