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Re: [opensuse] CPU fan tools
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 01:17:26 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612240116000.20280@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>Hey guys,
>I need to cool my laptop down, I have an IBM r51 with SLED on it. I have
>a 3 hr battery and my laptop goes hot 40 minutes in.
>Can someone point me to some tools to adjust the fan and temp?

In its simplest form, you may be able to write to files in
/proc/acpi/fan (setting fan speed) or /proc/acpi/processor (setting
processor states).

However, I'd suggest finding out why it goes hot. Some application
chewing up all CPU power?

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