is acpi working well ?
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Wed Dec 31 03:37:18 UTC 2008
On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, 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.
As Rui suggested, add 'powerd_enable=YES' to rc.conf for that. However
it does seem a bit odd that hw.acpi.thermal sysctls aren't showing up.
> 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?
> hw.acpi.verbose: 0
If you turn that on you may get some more clues in /var/log/messages.
ie hw.acpi.verbose=1 in /boot/loader.conf
> hw.acpi.acline: 1
> hw.acpi.battery.life: -1
> hw.acpi.battery.time: -1
> hw.acpi.battery.state: 7
> hw.acpi.battery.units: 1
> hw.acpi.battery.info_expire: 5
I don't recall ever seeing a battery.state of 7? When fully charged my
Thinkpad T23 shows state 0, battery.life 98 to 100 (%). If your battery
is ok you should get at least 1 hour on battery, maybe 2 or 3 hours, so
that does look like a problem .. whether hardware or ACPI I can't guess.
Is this a new machine?
Have you tried loading acpi_toshiba(4) ? Try kldload acpi_toshiba, if
it's of any help, put acpi_toshiba_load="YES" in /boot/loader.conf
> Rui Paulo wrote:
> > On 30 Dec 2008, at 17:59, Daniel Leal wrote:
> > > Thanks for your reply.
> > >
> > > So that means that simply my laptop is not able to deal with it, or maybe
> > > in a future FreeBSD release it could work?
> > Yes, but, of course, you can try to find the problem and I'll try to help
> > you with a fix if time permits :-)
> > Regards,
> > --
> > Rui Paulo
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