powerd and nvidia drivers not playing nicely together (Was: Re: Systems running hot?)

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Dec 21 22:18:39 UTC 2009

Martin Wilke wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 07:18:13PM -0500, b. f. wrote:
>>> no X! So I think to myself, what else did I change last night.... oh
>>> yeah, powerd! So I turn that off, and voila, X!
>> Do you really mean powerd(8)? Or the separate /etc/rc.d/power_profile
>> ?  There was some confusion between the two earlier in this thread.
>> What related settings are you using, via {rc,sysctl,loader}.conf?
>> Which power-governing drivers are active on your machine: est? ichss?
>> smist? p4tcc? acpi_perf? acpi_throttle? acpi_thermal? acpi_video?
>> Which nvidia driver?  If you compile your kernel with options
>> ACPI_DEBUG, and enable acpi debugging messages, do you see any
>> errors/problems?
> on the nvidia forum was also a problem with powerd(8) reported.
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=142331

Nice to know I'm not alone I suppose, although I'm not using



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